Other than your own home, the workplace is most likely where you spend the most amount of time. If you work in a hazardous environment, this could drastically increase your risk of getting into a personal injury accident. Your employer is legally responsible for maintaining a safe workplace. If you or a loved one was injured in a San Antonio workplace accident, the lawyers at The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. can help you understand your rights. Your employer or another negligent party may owe you compensation. Learn more today by requesting a free consultation at our law firm.
Why Choose Our San Antonio Lawyers?
- We will do everything in our power to help you achieve the desired results for your case.
- We focus our energies on what our clients need to succeed.
- We bring years of work accident experience to each claim we handle.
- We can take any company or employer to trial for justice on your behalf.
- We work on all San Antonio workplace accident and injury claims for no money upfront.
Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Workplace Accident Case?
An accident at work could give you significant pain and suffering, lost wages, and health care costs. You may have to take weeks off of work while you recover, or you may never be able to return to work due to a permanent disability. Serious workplace accidents and injuries often require attorneys. Hiring a lawyer to represent you can ensure your employer’s insurance company does not take advantage of you. Your lawyer will go head-to-head with the insurance claims adjuster while you focus on your recovery.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claim in Texas
You can decide between two main options after an injury that happens at work: filing a workers’ compensation claim or bringing a negligence suit against your employer. If someone other than your employer is at fault for your injuries, a third option may be available: filing both a workers’ comp claim and a third-party injury lawsuit. Multiple outlets for compensation could maximize your financial recovery for a workplace accident.
While workers’ compensation can be easier to obtain (you do not have to prove negligence to be eligible), it may not lead to as much money as a negligence lawsuit in Texas would. Workers’ comp benefits reimburse you for only two-thirds of your lost wages, up to a weekly maximum. It also does not pay for pain and suffering, lost quality of life, or punitive damages. A successful injury claim, on the other hand, could pay for all of your lost wages on top of noneconomic damages. A lawyer can help you determine which route is best for your particular work accident claim.
Common Negligence-Related Work Accidents in San Antonio
You may have grounds to bring an injury claim against your employer or another party in San Antonio if someone else’s negligence caused your workplace accident, injury or illness. At The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C., we have experience with many different types of work-related accidents and injuries.
- Construction site accidents
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Transportation accidents
- Falls from ladders or scaffolds
- Caught-in or between objects
- Back injuries from lifting objects
- Overexertion injuries
- Falling objects
- Exposure to dangerous or toxic fumes
- Part or product failures
- Acts of violence
It is important to speak to an attorney as soon as you can after an accident that injures you at work. If you can bring a personal injury lawsuit, you must do so within at least two years from the date of the accident in Texas. Do not wait, as you could lose important evidence or miss your chance to file.
Contact Our San Antonio Workplace Accidents and Injury Lawyers
A San Antonio workplace accident can cause catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and paralysis. If you or someone you love was injured while performing job-related tasks, please contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. We can help you seek compensation through the right outlets. Call (210) 435-7968 today.