Texas Workers At Risk
Texas is by far one of the most dangerous states in the United States for workplace injuries. Hundreds of Texans are killed every year in workplace accidents. Many jobs are inherently dangerous, but employers must follow state and Federal regulations to prevent employees from being injured on the job. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury at work, please call Polewski & Associates at 972-230-6200 for a free case evaluation.
Common Causes of Work Injury
The most common causes of accidents and personal injury at work are:
- Failure to provide proper training
- Failure to provide employees with necessary safety equipment
- Ordering an employee to work in a dangerous environment
- Forcing an employee to work excessive hours
A lack of regulation and safety rules may be good for employers who are trying to save money, but it is very bad for workers. In case after case, our Dallas injury lawyers have seen workers killed or injured because employers refused to spend the money it took to make them safe. People can be seriously injured or killed when employers put money over safety.
Job Injuries and Workers' Compensation
Job accidents and injury cases can have surprisingly complex legal issues. One of the first issues is whether or not an employer has workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation insurance, if an employer has it, guarantees an employee some compensation for an on-the-job injury that may occur in a construction accident or other incident, but prevents the employee from suing the employer for everything he could otherwise sue the employer for. Essentially the employee is trading away his right to sue the employer in exchange for a guaranteed amount of compensation.
If an employer does not have workers' compensation insurance for employees, then the employee is not guaranteed any compensation for his injuries but can sue the employer for any injury or accident that was due to the employer's negligence. In this situation, it does not matter whether the employer has other kinds of insurance which provide benefits to the injured employee; the employee injured by a job or workplace accident can still sue to recover for his injuries. And the employee can sue for all of his damages - his compensation is not limited to just what the workers' compensation law would provide.
Please read more about workers' compensation and the illegality of punishing workers for making claims.
Making a Job Injury Claim Against Someone Other Than Your Employer
Sometimes, a job injury is caused by the negligence of a third-party - such as another driver on the road, a dangerous tool at the workplace such as a bad piece of machinery or a defective rope, or the negligence of an employee of another company.
Part of what a good lawyer does for you in a job accident case is to determine who is responsible for causing the accident, and who should be held legally accountable for an employee's job injuries.
Experienced, Highly Rated Work Injury Lawyers
At Polewski & Associates, we've been handling these kinds of cases for over 25 years. Serious injuries demand serious, experienced lawyers. We're not saying we are the only lawyers competent to handle really serious cases, but we do say this: if your case is important, you need to look for lawyers like us: board certified, highly qualified, experienced lawyers with great client reviews. See what clients are saying about us in their testimonials. Every lawyer has his first big case, but your case deserves job injury lawyers who know what they are doing.
If you or a loved one has suffered a job injury and you are searching for an experienced Dallas work injury lawyer, please contact Polewski & Associates for a free case evaluation today by calling 972-230-6200.