Houston Work Injury Lawyers
Injured On the Job? We Can Fight for You!
If you were injured on the job, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. Every case is different, which is why you need a Houston workers' compensation lawyer who is experienced navigating such cases on your side.
At Haines Law, P.C., we fully investigate workplace injury claims to determine the best possible course of legal action for our clients. Whether you need to file a claim under workers' compensation or make a third party claim against a negligent manufacture, we are here for you. Our team can explain your options and recommend a strategy to maximize your financial recovery.
Ready to discuss your case with our trusted legal team? Reach us at (281) 975-0031.
Navigating Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you are injured on the job and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you are eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Worker’s comp ensures that every employee receives medical and income benefits while they recover from their injuries.
If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you can recover compensation through filing this type of claim; however, you cannot sue them for your on-the-job injuries for any additional compensation. If workers' compensation benefits don't cover your medical expenses and other damages, you may be able to pursue a third party claim against another negligent party.
Assistance with Third Party Claims
When your work injury was caused by someone other than your employer, you may have a third party claim. Third party claims usually arise when an employee of an industrial contractor is injured while working in a refinery or chemical plant.
If you work for a contractor and were injured at a plant or refinery, you may have a claim against the property owner. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of the property owner or a third party, you can sue the responsible party for monetary damages.
You may have a third party claim even if you have already filed a workers compensation claim with your employer. Consult with our Houston work injury lawyers to find out for sure.
What Are Non-Subscriber Claims?
If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, they are a non-subscriber. When your employer is a non-subscriber, you can bring a traditional personal injury claim against them to recover compensation for your workplace injuries. Employers who have not opted for workers’ comp insurance have given up almost all of their traditional defenses to your injury claim.
Your recovery from a successful work injury claim could cover:
- All medical bills pertaining to your injury
- The income lost during your time off
- Compensation for diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We Protect Your Right to Maximum Compensation
If your loved one passed away as a result of a workplace injury, you may have a claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims can be brought by certain family members, such as spouses, children, and parents in most cases.
Our firm has helped numerous individuals in third party and non-subscriber claims. We have successfully represented workers with injuries ranging from minor knee injuries to severe back injuries and amputations. Our seasoned Houston workers' comp attorneys know your rights and how to enforce them. Let us fight for you!
We are dedicated to helping the working class stand up to big corporations. Call (281) 975-0031 for a free consultation.