Cypress Workplace Injury Attorney
Regardless of the industry in which you work, there is a risk of injury. For some workers, though, the risk of injury is much higher. For example, a construction worker is more likely to suffer an injury than is a teacher; a logger more likely to suffer an injury than a receptionist. When a workplace injury occurs, it may be incredibly disruptive, leading to missed work, medical expenses, lost wages, and, sometimes, even long-term disability. While workers’ compensation insurance exists for most workers, it’s not always sufficient. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may have a third-party workplace injury claim. Call our Cypress workplace injury attorneys today to learn how we can help.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
The most common types of workplace injuries and accidents vary on an industry-to-industry basis, but might include:
- Slips, trips, and falls;
- Falls from heights;
- Electrocution injuries;
- Machinery and equipment injuries;
- Falling object injuries;
- Assault and violence;
- Repetitive stress injuries;
- Motor vehicle accidents; and
- Occupational illnesses and diseases.
The above accident and injury types can result in missed time from work and lost wages, high medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic harm.
Who Pays for a Workplace Injury?
As stated above, most workers who are injured on the job will be eligible for workers’ compensation insurance. However, workers’ compensation isn’t available for all workers, nor may it cover all of an injured worker’s losses. For example, workers’ compensation only covers a portion of a worker’s lost wages, and doesn’t offer any compensation for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
While a worker who is covered under workers’ compensation is barred from filing a lawsuit directly against their employer, they may maintain the right to bring forth a third-party liability action against a third-party. For example, if you are injured at work but the cause of your injury is a defective product, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and file a third-party liability claim against the manufacturer of the defective product. Our team can help.
Damages Recoverable in a Workplace Injury Claim
Unlike a workers’ compensation claim in which an injured worker is limited in the type and amount of damages that can be recovered, there are no caps on damages in a workplace injury personal injury claim. We will advocate for your right to compensation for the full value of your damages, including compensation for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, emotional distress, disability, and lost wages.
Call Our Cypress Workplace Injury Lawyers Today
If you have been injured at work, our Cypress workplace injury lawyers can assist you as you navigate the claims process and seek compensation for your harm. We know that you may be confused about your rights and options–you can count on our team to add clarity to your case and provide you with honest, accurate answers. For a free consultation, please call our law firm directly today or send us a message telling us more about how we can assist you.