Workers’ Compensation Claims | Workplace-Injury Civil Actions
While some jobs are more dangerous than others, every job poses a risk of workplace injury. When you’re hurt at work and need to get compensation for your losses, things can get pretty complicated in a hurry. In most instances, you have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, even in clear-cut cases, employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies engage in delays or wrongful denials, or try to get you to take less than you deserve. And you may have the right, in certain circumstances, to also file a civil lawsuit for your damages. When you need an experienced attorney after a workplace injury, Bailey & Galyen can help.
Aggressive Texas Work Injury Lawyers
At Bailey & Galyen, with offices across the Lone Star State, we have helped people recover full and fair compensation in workplace injury claims for more than four decades. One of the largest consumer law firms in Texas, we have long been known for our ability to get positive results for our personal injury clients. In our years in practice, we have recovered more than $500 million in personal injury verdicts and settlements.
At Bailey & Galyen, we have built our practice and reputation on hard work and a commitment to unmatched personal service. We help you understand the law and the legal process, as well as your rights, and we keep you up to date on all developments in your case. We fully explain your options and prospects for success, so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family.
Frequently Asked Questions About Work Accident Claims
What Should I Do in the Immediate Aftermath of a Work Injury?
Before you worry about anything else, make certain you get the medical attention you need. Whenever possible, stay where you are until emergency medical technicians arrive, and let them determine whether you can leave under your own power or need to go to the hospital by ambulance. If you can move about on your own, go to a hospital, urgent care facility or doctor’s office as soon as possible. The more time that elapses before you get treatment, the greater the likelihood of complications and the higher risk any legal claim will be affected.
Once you obtained the medical care you need, get an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will gather and preserve key evidence and file all documents necessary to protect your legal rights. Your lawyer can also be your advocate with insurance providers, helping you get all the benefits you deserve.
If you can, take some time at the scene of the accident to get contact information from others present at the time of your injury, including potential witnesses. Take pictures of everything, including your injuries, the scene of the accident, and the conditions of the workplace at the time of the accident. You can use your cellphone camera.
What Types of Damages Are Available in Workplace-Injury Claims?
You have a right, after a workplace injury, to seek benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp provides payments to cover lost wages, as well as reimbursement or payment of all reasonable and necessary medical costs. If your workplace injury is caused, to any extent, by the wrongful acts of someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you can also file a civil lawsuit for:
- Lost wages or income
- Unreimbursed medical expenses
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life—the ability to do those things that bring joy, meaning, or fulfillment
- Physical pain and suffering
- Property damage not covered by insurance, if applicable
What Kinds of Work-Accident Claims Does Bailey & Galyen Take?
We handle cases involving all types of work-related injuries:
- Slips, trips, and falls—Cases involving slippery floors; wet or icy sidewalks, parking lots and walkways; broken steps or stairways; stumbles and falls on workplace debris or carelessly placed equipment
- Negligence in hiring, training, or supervision—Injuries caused by co-workers who lack skills, qualifications, experience, knowledge, or training
- Dangerous or defective products in the workplace—Tools, machinery, and equipment
- Falling objects
- Repetitive stress or motion injuries
- Occupational illness or disease
How Can Bailey & Galyen Help Me After a Work Injury?
We have successfully protected the rights thousands of personal injury victims over the past 40 years, including people hurt on the job. We know how to effectively prepare personal injury lawsuits to maximize financial recovery. We understand the types of evidence that are most compelling at trial, as well as when to bring in expert witnesses to explain liability and losses. We can quickly determine the value of your claim, so that you can make educated decisions about whether or not to accept a settlement offer.
Contact Bailey & Galyen for an Experienced Work Injury Lawyer
When you or someone you love is hurt at work, you want results-oriented attorneys to help you protect your rights. The proven workplace injury attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer a free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, call 844-402-2992 or contact us online. Our phones are answered 24/7. Evening and weekend consultations are available upon request. Se habla español.
We handle all work-injury claims on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
We offer proven counsel in work-injury claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.