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Spring Work Accident Lawyer

Most states require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance that pays employees injured on the job for their medical care and a portion of the wages they lose while home recuperating. Texas has no such requirement.

You may have recourse through the legal system by asking a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to review your situation and file a negligence lawsuit against your employer. Depending on the industry in which you are employed, you may also have protection under federal law. If you are injured in an employment-related accident, a Spring work accident lawyer at Schechter Shaffer & Harris knows what to do.

Non-Subscriber Laws for Injured Workers

Employees must learn whether their employers provide benefits through workers’ compensation, are non-subscribers, or if they self-insure, which should be disclosed in an employee handbook. In most cases, workers’ compensation is the only option if an employer is insured, while some companies are large enough to self-insure.

Employers who do neither are subject to being sued and employees can benefit from this because they can recover for non-economic losses, such as pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and the trauma of disfigurement. Binding arbitration may be another option that some parties can utilize to pay for workplace accidents.

Construction and Refinery Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that serious falls are the number one cause of construction injuries and deaths. Falling from high places can result in spine and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, and wrongful death.

Construction sites and refineries also subject workers to burn injuries. Texas is renowned for its petroleum refining, providing one third of the nation’s crude oil. While the jobs can be lucrative, the injuries caused by burns can be life-altering, requiring months or years in rehabilitation and leaving workers with disfiguring scars and pain.

Heavy equipment and toxic substances in both industries expose workers to dry and wet thermal burns, with dry burns involving heat and fire, and wet burns involving steam. Electrical and chemical burns are also prevalent in both industries. Complications arise with lung and heart function and permanent disfigurement that could be traced back to an employer’s negligence for not maintaining, repairing, or replacing outdated equipment.

Work injury attorneys in Spring, TX could conduct settlement negotiations on a worker’s behalf, but if an injury lawsuit is the best way to get someone compensated, they can also take employers to court.

Maritime Accidents

Employees qualifying as seamen who spend a significant percentage of their time on vessels or other offshore installations, such as derrick or pipe-lay barges and offshore oil rigs, may have added protection under federal maritime laws. Schechter, Shaffer & Harris has extensive experience with maritime-based injury lawsuits and could help and injured worker with their claim through federal laws or directly against their employer or a third-party due to negligent actions.

Injured Workers’ Compensation for Negligence

Injured workers can compel their non-subscribing employers to pay for their injuries by proving negligence. Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment and adequate training to employees. Failing to maintain equipment, a lack of protocols for disposal of toxic chemicals, and expecting employees to work untenable hours are a dereliction of that duty. Allowing employees to engage in activities that put others at risk, such as letting intoxicated employees continue to operate heavy equipment, will lead to accidents based on negligence.

A Spring attorney could help an injured worker identify all their losses and press for compensation that makes up for all they have suffered.

Let a Spring Work Accident Attorney Help You Get Back on Your Feet

Our mission as injury attorneys is to get clients the compensation they need after a workplace injury. You face a flurry of medical bills, and you may lose your paycheck if you cannot work. Your physical, emotional, and financial health are compromised, and you need someone on your side to fight for you.

Although money cannot give you back what you lose in an accident, it goes a long way toward stabilizing you in these trying times. The attorneys at Schechter Shaffer & Harris have the compassion and experience to understand your needs and get you the compensation to fulfill them. Call a Spring work injury lawyer today so we can begin reviewing your case.

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