Jefferson County Work Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured at work, you have to act quickly in order to protect your rights and your financial stability. Employers in Texas aren’t required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their workers, and injured employees often find that their families are left to take on the cost of medical bills and lost income themselves. The best way to guarantee that you are doing everything possible to safeguard your rights and your bank account is to contact a knowledgeable work injury attorney as soon as possible. Get help with your personal injury case today by scheduling a free consultation with a work injury lawyer at Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC.
Understanding Third Party Liability
Sometimes there are other parties whose responsibility for an accident may not be immediately obvious. Furthermore, these parties may be liable whether or not your employer is carrying workers’ compensation insurance or not. Property owners, equipment manufacturers and others whose negligence or recklessness may have increased the chances of a catastrophic workplace accident taking place can be served with third party lawsuits.
These third party lawsuits can be significant sources of financial compensation for injured victims, especially when workers’ compensation insurance benefits aren’t enough to address their costs, or when an employer neglected to provide workers’ compensation insurance in the first place. Hiring a work injury lawyer with a proven track record of success provides you with the help necessary to identify these third parties and hold them accountable. Contact a fearless work injury attorney today about your situation.
Work Injuries Involving Employers Who Do Not Subscribe to Workers’ Compensation
Any employer that’s not carrying workers’ compensation insurance is exposing themselves to liability for any workplace injuries that occur. When an employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance in place for their employees and one of them is injured, the injured worker has the option of establishing fault through the legal system. This process is much like any other personal injury litigation in that the plaintiff (the injured worker) goes to civil court to recover financial compensation for injuries caused by the defendant (their employer). Partnering with an aggressive work injury attorney can significantly increase your likelihood of receiving the compensation you deserve.
Who We Represent
The injury attorneys of Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC represent workers injured in construction site accidents, industrial accidents, falls from scaffolding or ladders, chemical plant accidents, gas explosions, refinery accidents, maritime accidents, accidents resulting from Occupational Health and Safety Administration violations, accidents involving malfunctioning, defective, or otherwise unsafe equipment and other kinds of accidents. We also represent workers who have contracted mesothelioma or are confronting other serious health issues related to asbestos exposure. Our personal injury firm also represents survivors or personal representatives who are filing wrongful death suits related to a workplace accident. Schedule a consultation with an experienced Beaumont injury attorney today about your legal options in the aftermath of a work-related death or serious injury.