Fighting For Injured Texas Workers
No worker should expect to suffer an injury while working. All employers in Texas must provide safe workplaces free from harm and health hazards to their workers. Authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulate workplaces and enforce rules to prevent occupational injuries. Unfortunately, not all employers in Texas take these rules seriously.
If you need to file a work injury lawsuit, I can help you bring your claim and fight for fair compensation in and out of the courtroom. I am attorney Brent A. Biggs, and I founded The Biggs Firm to help injured people across West Texas get their deserved compensation. My staff and I will help your family through the steps it may take to obtain the financial relief you need to move forward. You can schedule your free consultation now by calling our Odessa office at 432-268-0153.
Clients often choose my firm because:
- I have extensive experience in work injury law, including both workers’ compensation claims and related lawsuits.
- I understand work injuries as a previous oilfield worker in Texas.
- I know how insurance companies operate and understand what tactics they commonly use to undermine work injury claims.
- I go the extra mile for my work injury clients, taking calls around the clock and working hard to get fair case results.
Common Work Injuries In Texas
Workplaces in Texas may not be the safest environments for employees – especially when employers cut corners to save time or boost productivity. According to the state Department of Insurance, in 2016, workers in Texas suffered 185,299 nonfatal workplace injuries.
Workers can suffer many severe injuries in unsafe workplaces in West Texas, including:
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Torn ligaments
- Neck and back injuries
- Extremity injuries
- Gas and oil explosion injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The largest Texas industries are construction, extraction, management, oil production, trucking, farming, banking and tourism. No matter your industry or the nature of your injuries, if your accident occurred at work, you can discuss the possibility of a work injury claim and lawsuit with me.
Workers’ Compensation Or An Injury Claim?
Texas is the only state that does not make purchasing workers’ compensation insurance mandatory for employers. It is possible, therefore, that your employer does not offer workers’ compensation benefits. This failure by your employer does not always mean you have no other outlet for financial recovery. You could still have grounds for a civil lawsuit based on negligence against your employer, a product manufacturer or another party (third-party claim).
A personal injury claim could pay for your economic and non-economic damages if I can prove the defendant’s negligence. The reward in a civil lawsuit may be higher. You may be able to recover the costs of your medical bills, 100 percent of lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other losses.
Request A Free Consultation Today
One of the most critical steps to take after suffering a personal injury on the job in West Texas is consulting with an attorney. During a free consultation with me, you can determine whether you have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. My decades of experience in this practice area makes me uniquely suited to help injured workers in Texas. Call me today at 432-268-0153 or send the firm a message to schedule your free, no-obligation meeting.