If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may feel worried about your future. It can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Our Houston injury attorneys can help guide you through this process. Here are 5 questions about industrial accidents that will give you a better understanding of how these cases work.
How Long Can an Industrial Injury Claim Take?
Every case is different; some may be shorter. A lot of it depends on the medical treatment that the client is undergoing. Which, if the medical takes a long time, the case may take a long time. Each case is different and unique, and it all depends, but I would say meet with a lawyer and they will help explain to you that process.
Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation?
For many clients who are injured at industrial sites, their employers do have Workers’ Compensation. The next question that needs to be answered is whether their injury was caused by some other contractor, a third-party who caused their injuries by which they can also seek a different claim against them for their injuries. That’s part of the investigation that needs to be done by the lawyer to seek full industrial injury workers’ compensation.
What If My Employer Doesn’t Carry Workers’ Compensation?
Texas law allows that worker to potentially sue his employer for an unsafe work environment and other negligent actions which caused or contributed to causing that workers injuries. It’s important you meet with a lawyer to help identify those issues.
What Are the First Steps Following an Industrial Accident?
After you have been treated, on or off site, it’s important that you continue that medical care and treatment. It’s also going to be important that you seek legal representation to help understand how you were injured and who is responsible for the injury, so we can seek the proper redress.
What Damages Can I Recover in an Industrial Accident Injury Claim?
When we file a suit for an industrial accident, lots of clients want to know Their recoverable damages in an industrial injury claim. Every case is special and unique. Typically, there are medical damages, but there is also the pain and suffering, mental anguish, and physical impairments. There could be lost wages in the past and in the future, so it’s important that you meet with a lawyer to identify those damages, make those claims, and preserve them.
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If you have any further questions, please call our Houston industrial accident attorney Hector Longoria today for a free consultation.