Dallas Work Injury Lawyers
When Employers Don't Protect Their Workers, We Hold Them Accountable
Regardless of where you work or your regular job duties, you run the risk of being injured. According to the Burau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 214,000 workers were injured in Texas in 2018 alone. 488 lost their lives. While many of these injuries and deaths occurred in high-risk industries like construction, transportation, and manufacturing, workers in virtually all fields experienced some type of harm.
If a workplace accident or occupational disease has turned your life upside down, it may not be easy to secure fair benefits and the medical care you need. Most employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies will actively try to avoid paying maximum benefits. They may delay payment, deny valid claims, or say that you’re okay to go back to work when you know you can’t go on like you used to.
We are here to help you. This is a tough situation, and you may feel loyalty to your employer, particularly if you’ve been there for a while. But you need to ask yourself if you’re being treated fairly. If the answer is no, you need an attorney. A Dallas work injury lawyer who knows the system and how to protect your rights can help you get the treatment you need from the right doctor or specialist—plus the financial support you need now and in the future. We
Call Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629 to see how we can help you. Your consultation is 100% free and confidential.
Accidents & Injuries Our Dallas Industrial Law Firm Helps After
Whether you work at a desk most of the day or are out on a construction site, you could be injured in an accident that’s no fault of your own. Some work injuries are even caused by intentional wrongdoing, like assaults or attacks by co-workers or customers. No matter what happened, it’s important to determine who is responsible. Workers’ compensation provides benefits for work-related accidents and injuries on a no-fault basis, but you could be entitled to additional compensation.
These are several of the most common on-the-job accidents and injuries:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from heights
- Overexertion and muscle strain
- Struck by falling or flying objects
- Work-related vehicle accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Exposure to loud noises
- Fires and explosions
- Electrocution/electrical injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
If your employer was negligent, purposefully cut corners, or did anything that jeopardized your safety, we’ll find out. If a third party, like the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment, caused you harm, we’ll uncover this. We have the resources to investigate your accident and reveal its cause.
Types of Dallas Work Injuries
Work accidents are serious because they cause injuries that can be devastating. For some workers, an injury means the inability to work until they recover—something that an impossible financial feat for most Americans. For other injured workers, accident can cause injuries that change the rest of their life. These injuries are often called catastrophic because those with them often face a lifetime of medical care, reduced mobility, and other difficulties.
Common Dallas serious work injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Eye injuries
- Acoustic trauma
When a person sustains any type of injury because their employer was negligent, they deserve compensation to recover, adjust, and move forward after their accident. Our Dallas work injury law firm fights to help workers secure this compensation. While we can’t change what happened, we can demand answers from those who could’ve—and should’ve—prevented it in the first place.
Where Dallas Work Accidents Happen
While a work accident can happen anywhere during all types of work, our Dallas work accident lawyers frequently see accidents in the same industries.
Common Dallas work accident locations include:
While dangerous, the hazards in these industries are known by employers and, most of the time, they are completely avoidable. Employers are required—legally and ethically—to protect their workers. This means providing training, equipment, and taking any other steps required to make sure employees are safe during every aspect of their job.
What a Dallas Work Injury Lawyer Can Help You Recover
After a work injury, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Injuries are expensive, and they place significant stress on workers. A Dallas work injury law firm can help alleviate this stress by working to secure the compensation you need to move forward. This way, you can focus on your recovery rather than how you’re going to pay the bills.
Our Dallas work injury lawyers often recover losses associated with:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Costs of future care
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of the ability to work
- Loss of consortium
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we’re dedicated to making sure that those who don’t do the right thing have to answer for their actions. This way, our clients can have the financial security that they need to move forward, and negligent employers are shown that accountability matters.
Legal Responsibilities of Dallas-Area Employers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was founded in 1970 to help protect American workers. Over the decades, the agency has played an instrumental role in decreasing the number of work-related deaths and injuries in the nation. However, they can’t prevent all of them. It’s the legal obligation of companies to follow OSHA’s rules for a safe work environment.
OSHA requires that Dallas employers:
- Provide safe work areas
- Post warnings for any hazards present at a work site in relevant languages
- Make sure work sites meet OSHA safety standards that apply to whatever industry they’re used for
- Ensure that workers have access to the proper tools and equipment that have been properly maintained
- Provide safety training in a language that workers understand
Work Injury FAQ
Do I Need a Dallas Work Injury Lawyer?
If you’ve been involved in a work accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A Dallas work injury lawyer can help you recover losses associated with medical bills, future care needs, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more after an accident.
While your company might offer a settlement, speaking with a lawyer will help you decide if it’s fair. The best Dallas work injury law firm for your needs is one that will look at the complete costs of your case and demand the justice you deserve rather than the settlement you’re initially offered. Importantly, a consultation with Arnold & Itkin LLP is free, confidential, and will help you discover what your options are.
What If My Company Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation?
If you’ve sustained injuries and your company doesn’t have workers’ compensation coverage, speaking with an attorney might be your best chance for recovery. Unlike other states, Texas doesn’t require companies to carry any workers’ compensation insurance.
If an accident happens that a company could’ve prevented, they should be held accountable—whether they have a workers’ compensation policy or not. Importantly, if your company does have a workers’ compensation policy, you should still speak with an attorney. In some instances, insurance isn’t enough to coverage the costs associated with an injury. A Dallas work injury law firm can help you decide if you should file a claim or pursue compensation through other means.
Why Do Work Injuries Happen?
Work injuries happen when companies fail to do things such as provide safety equipment, adequate training, or proper maintenance on machinery and a work site. Often, employers neglect these things because they’re gambling that the cost of not doing them will be cheaper than any accidents that happen at their job sites. The well-being of workers is never something to gamble on, and companies should be held accountable when their gamble results in serious injuries and suffering.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Dallas
Texas lead the nation with the highest number of workplace fatalities in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For workers in Dallas and statewide, the risk of harm in a workplace accident is just too high. Families of workers who have been lost in fires, explosions, falls, and other industrial accidents deserve answers. They deserve the chance to rebuild. That is what our Dallas workplace death lawyers accomplish, taking large corporations and their insurance companies to court, where we expose wrongdoing and help victims' families recover compensation that helps them face more stable futures.
Act Fast—Call a Dallas Workplace Accident Attorney Now!
You need to move fast if you’ve been injured at work—call our offices and find out what we can do to help you right away. Even while you’re still in the hospital, your employer might be working to find a way to prove that the accident was your fault or that your injuries are the result of a pre-existing condition. It’s unfortunate but true; many companies care more about profits than people. At Arnold & Itkin, our Dallas workplace injury law firm doesn’t stand for that. We want to help you get the full support and care you deserve.
Work accidents shouldn't happen. Call (888) 493-1629 for help from Dallas injury law firm that refuses to back down, even when a situation is difficult. We also help clients in Fort Worth, all of Texas, and throughout the nation.