Workplace injuries can lead to severe consequences
If you were seriously hurt on the job, you may not be able to work and earn income to support yourself and your loved ones. During this difficult time, it’s important to speak with a skilled workplace injury lawyer.
Injuries in the workplace can happen for numerous reasons. Some of the most common types of on-the-job injuries include:
- Struck by or against an object
- Highway accidents
- Caught in/compressed by equipment
- Burn Accidents
In most states, if an employee is injured on the job, they can usually seek compensation for their injuries through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage is required in most states and is specifically designed to protect employees who sustain injuries in the course of employment. Texas is one of the few states that does not require employers to carry such insurance — which is particularly problematic for our workers because Texas leads the nation in industrial and employment related injuries.
If you're denied workers' compensation benefits
If you've been denied your workplace injury benefits, this isn't the final answer. There are many reasons your claim may have been denied, such as having incomplete information about your accident or a doctor's report not clearly stating you were injured due to your occupation. An attorney can help you through the process of challenging the denial.
The size of the company doesn't matter, just your recovery
The Law Office of Shane Kadlec has successfully sued some of the largest, best defended companies and obtained justice for clients injured in the workplace.
Remedies for Texas workplace injuries
Under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, employers are allowed to decide whether they want to have workers’ compensation insurance. An employer who “opts in” provides coverage for employees who are injured on the job. However, an employer who refuses to carry workers’ compensation insurance may still carry accident, health, disability, and other types of insurance policies. Although these different forms of coverage offer some protection to workers, they are not recognized by Texas as workers’ compensation insurance, so these employers are considered nonsubscribers for legal purposes.
An important consequence for an employer of being a nonsubscriber is that employees may sue for workplace negligence that causes death or injury.
An attorney can help you recover workers' compensation
If your employer didn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance, the Law Offices of Shane R. Kadlec is ready to assist you in recovering compensation for negligence on the worksite. We’ll review the facts of the case, what led to your injury, and seek financial reparations for the injuries you suffered.
"Shane showed genuine concern about my well-being. He not only gave me excellent legal service, he did so with compassion and integrity."--Tracy