Were you recently injured on the job in Houston, Texas? Are you struggling with a painful injury and finding that it’s hard to make ends meet? Contact Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. to discuss your legal rights and options. You could be entitled to compensation from your employer, a workers’ compensation insurance policy, or a negligent third party. Our Houston workplace injury lawyers are here to help you fight to secure all of the money and benefits you deserve.
You probably have a lot of questions, and that’s okay. Our attorneys are here to help you navigate this difficult time. Give our Houston law office a call today to arrange a time to sit down with us.
We’ll review your case, provide a brief overview of potential options for recovery, and address any concerns you might have. Your first consultation is free, so connect with us online or call our law firm today.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Workplace Accident
Getting hurt on the job can be overwhelming. Medical bills and expenses can add up quickly. If your injury keeps you out of work, you might have to drain your savings to stay afloat. That can only buy you so much time, especially if your injury is severe or causes a permanent disability.
Fortunately, as an injured worker in Houston, there might be ways for you to recover much-needed compensation. This might be through a personal injury lawsuit or a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Our experienced Houston personal injury lawyers can help to identify all potential avenues for recovery and fight to secure all of the money you need and deserve.
For years, the attorneys at Brian White & Associates have been advocating on behalf of injured workers in the state of Texas. We know that a work-related injury or illness can be devastating in many different ways. We also know how important a financial settlement or award can be on the road to recovery. That’s why we’re prepared to enlist whatever manpower and resources are necessary to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
As we navigate your workplace injury case, we will:
- Investigate your accident from every possible angle
- Gather and analyze evidence, including work reports, photographs, video footage, and medical records
- Determine causation, fault, and liability
- Consult with experts to ensure that we work with the best possible information
- File claim for all available damages and benefits, and
- Handle all communication with your employer, insurance companies, and interested parties on your behalf.
We’ll fight for you at every turn. If negotiations fizzle out, our award-winning Texas trial lawyers will not hesitate to bring your case to a jury. Time and time again, we’re able to sway juries and secure substantial verdicts for our clients. We’ll fight to do the same for you. Our goal is to get you whatever money you deserve, through whatever means are necessary.
Give our Houston law office a call today to arrange your free consultation to learn more.
We Handle All Workplace Accident Cases
All jobs come with risks. This is true, whether you’re sitting at a desk, driving, or working on a construction site. At Brian White & Associates, our attorneys represent all workplace accident injury victims in Houston. We handle cases involving:
- Construction accidents
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Oil rig accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Offshore drilling accidents
- Manufacturing accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Sanitation accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Logging accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Toxic exposure accidents
- Roofing accidents, and more.
If you’ve been injured while working in Houston, we’ll be there to help you navigate an injury lawsuit or claim. Give our Houston law office a call today to schedule your free consultation. If you can’t come to us, we can arrange to have our team come to you.
How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Houston?
Every year, thousands of workers in Texas get hurt, sick, or ill on the job. Some of these injuries are relatively minor and don’t require workers to miss time at work. Others are more severe, forcing laborers to miss time at work. Sadly, many accidents are fatal. In fact, Texas often leads the nation in fatal workplace accidents.
Houston is home to a significant number of these deadly accidents. Between January 1, 2017, and September 24, 2018, there were 56 reported workplace fatalities in the city.
Seek Compensation For Your Work-Related Injuries
Brian White & Associates can help you seek compensation for all of your work-related injuries and illnesses, including:
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Neck injury
- Chest injury
- Soft tissue injury, including muscle strains and sprains
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Burn injury
- Eye injury
- Amputation and lost limbs
- Repetitive motion injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
No case is too complex. Call us to find out how we might be able to help you recover the financial award you deserve.
Causes of Workplace Accidents in Houston
Workplace accidents can happen for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes they’re simply unavoidable, even when all necessary safety precautions are followed. Other times, accidents are the consequence of negligence, cutting corners, and prioritizing profits over worker safety.
This can lead to:
- Unsafe working conditions (e.g., loose electrical wires, unsecured structures)
- Workers lacking proper training and supervision
- Workers lacking necessary safety equipment
- Unsafe and inadequately maintained equipment (e.g., vehicles, forklifts, power tools), and
- Defective equipment.
If you’ve been injured because your employer ignored OSHA safety regulations or safety laws imposed by the state of Texas, contact Brian White & Associates for immediate assistance. We can help you seek and secure the benefits you deserve.
Possible Avenues For Recovering Compensation After Your Workplace Accident
There are typically two ways you can potentially recover money after you get hurt on the job in Houston.
File a Claim For Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In Texas, most employers are not legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, by having a workers’ compensation policy, employers can protect themselves from lawsuits if and when employees get hurt. Workers’ compensation allows injured workers to file a no-fault claim for benefits. No fault means that the worker can receive benefits under the policy, regardless of why the accident happened and who is at fault.
Benefits can be available for:
- Medical expenses
- Temporary income
- Impairment income
- Supplemental income
- Lifetime income
- Burial, and
While workers’ compensation is supposed to offer workers a relatively easy path to recovering compensation, that’s not always the case. Insurance companies and employers often put up many roadblocks and make claims as difficult as they possibly can. For that reason, it’s best to make sure that you enlist the help of a qualified workplace injury lawyer in Houston to help you navigate your claim.
File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation, you can potentially file a lawsuit against them to hold them personally liable for your work-related injuries. You can also file a lawsuit against anyone who might be strictly liable under the law or anyone whose negligence contributed to your injuries. This could include:
- Property owners
- Product manufacturers
- Government agencies, and more.
By filing a lawsuit, you can recover benefits that are not available through a workers’ compensation claim. This can include money for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
You’ll want to make sure that you seek compensation from everyone who contributed to your workplace accident. The legal team at Brian White & Associates will work hard to make that happen. We’ll carefully investigate your accident, determine why it happened, and identify anyone who might have played a role. We can work to hold each and every one of them personally accountable with a lawsuit.
You’ll Have a Limited Time to Pursue Compensation For Your Houston Workplace Injury
Regardless of what type of claim you file, you will have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation after a workplace accident. For workers’ compensation, you’ll have to notify your employer right away and file an injury report within 30 days of getting hurt. For a personal injury lawsuit, you will typically have up to two years from the date of your on-the-job accident. Miss the deadline and you will lose the right to get any money, at all.
Let Our Houston Workplace Injury Attorneys Help You
Whether you’ve developed mesothelioma while working near the Port of Houston or have been injured a work-related car accident, you could be entitled to compensation. The experienced Houston workplace injury lawyers at Brian White & Associates are here to help you fight to get every last dollar you deserve. Give our Houston law office a call today to arrange your free initial case assessment to learn more. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin to work on getting money in your hands.