West Texas Work Injuries
No worker should anticipate suffering an injury on the job. All employees in Texas have the right to expect employers to provide reasonably safe workplaces free from injury and health hazards. Authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulate workplaces and enforce rules to prevent occupational injuries. Unfortunately, not all employers in Texas take these rules seriously.
If you recently suffered a serious injury while at work in West Texas, I may be able to help. I am passionate about protecting the rights of workers throughout Texas. Contact me today to learn whether you have a claim. If so, you could be eligible for financial recovery.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- 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 understand how insurance companies operate and know 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 obtain fair case results.
How We Can Help
Start protecting your rights the moment you suffer an injury at work or on the job injury. Gather information such as the names of eyewitnesses and photographs of the work accident location, equipment, vehicle, or other mechanism causing your injury. Tell your employer about the accident and your injuries right away. Contact me immediately after your accident and before you file a workers’ compensation claim if your employer has this type of insurance. We can then discuss your accident and injury as well as other possible avenues of recovery.
If you need to file a work injury lawsuit, we can help you bring your claim and fight for fair compensation in and out of the courtroom. We can help your family through the steps it may take to obtain the financial relief you need to move forward.
Common Work Injuries in Odessa, Texas
Workplaces in Texas may not be the safest environments for employees – especially when employers cut corners to save time or boost productivity. In 2016, workers in Texas suffered 185,299 nonfatal workplace injuries, according to the state Department of Insurance. Workers can suffer many serious injuries in unsafe workplaces in West Texas:
- 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 industries in Texas are construction, extraction, management, oil production, trucking, farming, banking and tourism. No matter your industry or the nature of your injuries, if they occurred at work, 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 does not always mean you have no other outlet for a 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 noneconomic damages if I am able to prove the defendant’s negligence. The reward in a civil lawsuit may be substantially higher. You may be able to recover the costs of your medical bills, 100% lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other losses.
Request a Free Consultation in Odessa or Your Location Today
One of the most important 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 find out whether you have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim and/or a personal injury lawsuit. My decades of experience in this practice area makes me uniquely suited to help injured workers in Texas. Call me today to schedule your free, no-obligation meeting.