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Target Work Injury Lawsuits in Houston

Target is one of many corporations that voluntarily acts as a “non-subscriber” in Texas, which means that it typically does not provide traditional workers’ compensation coverage to any of its employees in the Lone Star State. However, this does not mean you have no options for pursuing financial restitution after getting hurt on the job while employed by Target. In fact, it may give you an option for doing so that people with standard workers’ comp coverage do not have.

Target work injury lawsuits in Houston can be vital to getting fair restitution for a Target employee injured by their employer’s negligence. But they can also be time-consuming and legally complex even when the negligence seems obvious. You need support from a seasoned work injury lawyer to achieve a positive result and our legal team is dedicated to that goal.

When is Target Liable for a Work-Related Injury?

While Target may have not workers’ comp insurance in the state of Texas, the company still have a “duty of care” which requires them to provide a reasonably safe workplace to all their employees. More specifically, they must provide those employees with all the tools, training, and supervision necessary to complete their assigned tasks safely and sustainably. If an employee in Houston suffers a work injury and Target’s failure to fulfill their duty of care contributed to causing that injury, Target may hold civil liability for all the negative effects.

Importantly, the option to file suit against Target over a work-related injury is available, not in spite of the company’s “non-subscriber” status, but directly because of it. Companies that purchase workers’ comp coverage automatically accept liability for certain losses caused by work-related injuries but also enjoy immunity from direct civil liability for such injuries. Essentially, Target can be sued after an accident, the same way a reckless or careless driver could be after causing a traffic wreck.

Recovering for All Available Damages

A successful lawsuit or settlement demand made in Houston over a Target work injury is not limited to seeking the same damages that workers’ comp would have covered. Instead, claimants can demand payment for the full value of all their economic and non-economic losses, including both past and future forms of harm like:

  • Emergency medical bills and expected costs of future care, including physical therapy and prescription medications
  • Disability-related costs for things like assistive equipment and home/vehicle modifications
  • All lost work income, plus loss of future earning capacity if applicable
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Lost enjoyment/quality of life

In many situations, it is possible to file suit and demand civil compensation for these types of damages even after receiving compensation through Target’s private work injury insurance. A qualified legal professional could discuss recovery options in more detail during a confidential consultation.

Learn How a Houston Attorney Could Build a Target Work Injury Lawsuit

Although you may have the right to file suit against Target after getting hurt while working for them, you should not think for a moment that doing so will be simple. Target fiercely fights negligence claims with assistance from extremely capable lawyers and you will have slim odds of success without legal counsel of your own.

The personal injury lawyers at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris will dedicate themselves to your case and commit to fighting for all compensation you deserve. Reach out to us to learn how.

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