Corpus Christi Mining Accident Attorneys
Personalized Representation for Clients in Nueces County & the Nearby Areas
Over the last century, mining accidents in the United States have decreased
by an incredible amount. Though mining is still a dangerous line of work
and mining accidents can still happen, these types of accidents happen
at a much lower frequency than in the past.
According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2014 had the fewest
number of coal miner fatalities ever recorded, and there were only 41
total mine fatalities. This is much lower than the 71 fatalities recorded
in 2010. In addition, the injury rate is now under 2.5 injuries per 200,000
work hours, and the fatal injury rate is .01 fatal injuries per 200,000
Still, despite the increasing safety in mining, work accidents still happen,
and fatalities still happen every year. If you were injured or your loved
one was killed in a mining accident, you may be entitled to financial
compensation for your unexpected financial costs, as well as your pain
Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. at (361) 238-2789 for a free consultation with
one of our experienced Corpus Christi mining accident attorneys.
Assisting You with Workers’ Compensation
If you were injured at the workplace, the first thing you will want to
do is report the injury to your employer. If you do not report the injury
in the first 30 days, you will lose your rights to workers’ compensation.
Some mining injuries are gradual and progressive, such as respiratory
problems. For these types of injuries, you must report them to your employer
as soon as you realize they are work-related. If you wait more than 30
days, you will also lose your rights to workers’ compensation.
Our mining accident attorneys can help you throughout this entire process
and make sure you are following the right steps to get compensation. After
informing your employer, you will want to seek medical attention and begin
filing your claim. These medical records may help you when filing your claim.
How Our Firm Can Help
You will file your Employee’s Claim for Compensation for a Work-Related
Injury or Occupation Disease, or DWC Form-041 with the Texas Department
of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. At Bandas Law Firm,
P.C., our Corpus Christi mining accident attorneys can help you make sure
you are filling out the form correctly.
After submitting your form, your attorney will help you in case there are
any complications in the process. For example, if your claim for compensation
is denied, your attorney can help appeal the decision and find out why
it was not approved.
Appealing to Receive Compensation for Lost Wages
Once having your workers’ compensation approved, you will receive
compensation for medical expenses, as well as a portion of your lost wages.
There are many types of lost wage benefits available in Texas, including
temporary income benefits, impairment income benefits, supplemental income
benefits, and lifetime income benefits. If you believe you are not receiving
the correct type of benefits, your attorney can help you evaluate the
In addition, your income benefits will be calculated based on your average
weekly wages; however, sometimes these benefits are calculated incorrectly
or unfairly. If you believe you are not receiving a correct amount for
lost wages, your attorney can appeal the decision and get the problem
fixed for you.
Employee Protections under Workers’ Compensation Laws
At any point in the process of becoming injured, reporting it to your company,
and receiving benefits, you cannot be fired for applying for workers’
compensation. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated because you
filed for workers’ compensation or sustained on-the-job injuries,
an attorney can help you pursue a lawsuit.
For more information, contact our personal injury attorneys online or by
phone at (361) 238-2789.