Workplace Injuries: Getting The Compensation You Need To Heal
Construction sites, manufacturing plants and oil refineries are often dangerous places to work. When accidents occur, workers can be left with serious — even life-threatening — physical injuries. If you were injured at work, you are entitled to compensation, in some cases in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.
Townsend Law Firm, located in Orange and Beaumont, Texas, helps injured workers throughout Orange County and throughout Texas maximize their compensation after a workplace accident. Personal injury lawyer Townsend Law Firm will work closely with you to examine the circumstances surrounding your accident. If your employer does not subscribe to workers’ comp or you were injured by a third party, Townsend Law Firm will file a personal injury suit.
You Deserve Compensation For Workplace Injuries
Employers are often more concerned with their bottom line than the safety of workers. If safety levers were tampered with or OSHA requirements disregarded to speed up production and you were hurt, or other accidents occurred on your job site, you are entitled to compensation. Common work-related accidents and injuries include:
- Chemical exposure
- Scaffolding and other construction accidents
- Defective machinery
- Vehicle accidents on job sites
- Lost limbs
- Broken bones and sprains
- Head injuries
Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Many workers think workers’ compensation is their only path to recovery. This is not the case. If your employer is a nonsubscriber, or if you were injured by a third party, you have a personal injury claim.
Townsend Law Firm will thoroughly investigate your workplace accident to determine who caused the injury. If a subcontractor, a piece of defective machinery or any other non-employee caused your injury, you may have a personal injury case against him or her. Compensation available through a personal injury case is in addition to the benefits you receive through workers’ comp. Compensation available in a personal injury claim includes damages for:
- Lost wages
- Reduced ability to earn a living
- Current and future medical bills
- Physical pain and suffering
Contact Townsend Law Firm at 409-233-0773. Free consultations are provided in most circumstances and injury cases are taken on a contingency basis — you won’t pay anything unless attorney Townsend recovers compensation on your behalf.