Lubbock Workplace Injury Attorney
Workplace injuries have many similarities to other types of cases, but there are differences, too, including the complexities of different types of insurance coverage, independent contractor, general contractor and subcontractor relationships, as well as understanding the demands and dangers of the industrial worksite.
Texas is one of two states in the United States where employers are not required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. Companies who do not have worker’s comp coverage are still required to be responsible for injuries they cause to employees. Insurance coverage can be hard to understand, too, and some insurance policies may seem like worker’s compensation, even though they are not. The difference is important.
Even when worker’s compensation applies, an independent company, product manufacturer, or employee of another company, may be responsible for damages. These “Third Party Actions” that allow the injured employee to recover for many categories of damages that worker’s compensation simply does not include, like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and disfigurement.
If you have been hurt in a work-related injury, we can help you determine whether you have a case, and how best to investigate and pursue that case. Please call us today for a free consultation.