Workplace Injury FAQs
All over Texas, people work to provide for their families, but sometimes accidents happen. People get hurt and then their livelihoods are threatened. As a service to you we at Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in Houston and The Woodlands, have answered some of the most common questions regarding workplace injuries.
Does my employer carry workers’ compensation insurance?
Texas law allows many employers to decide whether to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are hurt and your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, one of our attorneys will work with you to understand your case. We will fight to get you the compensation you need to get back to work.
I’m a construction worker. Who is responsible for keeping the sites I work on safe?
This can be a complicated question depending on how the construction project is organized. Sometimes it would be the owner of the site, other times it would be the management company. For subcontractors, those questions can be even more tangled. It takes research and legal understanding to be able to tease out who has ultimate responsibility for safety on your construction site. The Houston construction accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta have extensive experience navigating these complicated matters.
If I don’t know who is responsible for my work injury, how can I get compensation?
In the event of a work accident in which you are injured, there may not be a clear party responsible. However, if there was negligence in safety protocols, defective equipment or actions taken by customers or other third parties that lead to your injury, you have options. Reviewing those options is part of our work for you.
Someone other than my employer caused my injury. What do I do?
If someone other than your employer caused your injury, then that party can be liable for your injury. A third party can be:
- A customer
- The manufacturer of faulty equipment
- An outside subcontractor
Third-party lawsuits require detailed legal experience to ensure the best outcome for you. (Further reading: types of negligence)
Protect Yourself At Work
Negligence in any form can seriously jeopardize a person’s quality of life. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping people overcome work injuries. Schedule a free consultation today at our Houston or The Woodlands office through our website or by calling 713-224-7644.
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