It’s Important to Have Your Workplace Injury Reviewed for More Than Just Workers’ Compensation
Determining what claims are available in a Texas work injury case can be complicated. It is important to call us right away for a free case review after any work injury.
Texas allows employers to opt out of the state’s workers’ compensation program. When an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance to cover a worker injured on the job, that injured worker may be able to maintain a personal injury lawsuit against the employer. Many hurt workers call our office thinking that they are receiving workers’ compensation through a state-licensed workers’ comp insurer, but in fact, they are receiving coverage outside of the state’s program through a company’s self-insured plan. In those situations, the injured worker may be able to maintain a personal injury lawsuit against the employer to recover additional compensation. It is important to call us right away so we can help figure out the best way to approach your specific legal situation.
Even when employers provide coverage to their workers through the state workers’ compensation program, there may still be a viable personal injury suit. Some federal laws allow for a personal injury case to proceed against an employer even when that employer has workers’ compensation insurance.
Additionally, when a worker is hurt by another company’s employee—or by anyone not employed by the injured workers’ employer—the injured worker may be able to maintain a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for the injury. Many times, we receive calls from injured workers, and after a thorough case review, we find a responsible party to seek recovery from.
In a personal injury lawsuit in court, we’ll seek damages for losses, including:
- Lost wages and income
- Medical expenses
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Contact the Experienced Workplace Injury Lawyers at Bailey & Galyen
At Bailey & Galyen, we have worked to protect the rights of workers across Texas for more than four decades, including people who have not had access to workers’ compensation benefits after a job-related injury. We have built our practice and our reputation on an unwavering commitment to provide the highest levels of personal service and client satisfaction. We work closely with clients, analyzing the case details, so that we can take the right strategic steps to get the desired outcome.
We understand the stress and uncertainty you can experience when injured on the job. We are committed to being there when you need us. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, gathering and preserving all evidence to support your case.
We help workers pursue full and fair compensation for their injuries, from sprains, strains, and soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, broken bones, burns, paralysis, permanent surviving family members who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident.
If you’ve suffered any type of injury or loss on the job, we can help you protect your legal rights. For a free initial consultation, contact Bailey & Galyen online or call our offices at 844-402-2992. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Evening and weekend appointments can be scheduled upon request. We handle all workplace personal injury claims on a contingency basis. We’ll only charge you attorney fees if we recover monetary compensation for your losses. Call now— 844-402-2992. Se habla español.