Houston Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Protecting Workers in Thousands of Cases Nationwide
Even though the law requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their employees, these standards are not always met—and certain workplaces can still be dangerous. This is particularly true for industrial and offshore work, which have a greater probability of workplace injuries overall.
For this precise reason, workers’ compensation is available to protect those who have been wrongfully harmed while working. Workers’ compensation insurance provides injured employees with wages and medical benefits for the injuries incurred on the job. This is meant to help the employee recover, especially if the injury has prompted a temporary leave from his or her occupation or requires job accommodations.
Workers’ compensation also waives an employee’s right to sue the employer. The system is designed to ensure that injured employees are compensated while insulating employers against endless torts and litigation.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you have been injured on the job, either catastrophic or minor, calling a workplace injury attorney is the next step. It is important for employers to provide you with the appropriate amount of financial and medical support to compensate both your injury and your time off of work. However, insurance companies can be notoriously stingy; oftentimes, adequate medical care cannot be paid for with the minimal amount of compensation that insurance companies give to injured workers. Like the insurance companies, attorneys know how much of a settlement your injuries deserve, and they can help you fight for an amount appropriate to your medical needs.
Filing a workers' compensation claim is a complicated process that must be handled delicately. You will likely find that your medical and financial needs will only be met when a legal professional is on your side. Personal injuries that occur on the job are difficult to overcome without the added stress of unresponsive insurance companies and/or businesses. It is your right as an employee to be dutifully compensated for any injuries you incur while on the job.
If, for any reason, you are unable to obtain proper compensatory means, an attorney from our firm can help. Workers' compensation law and help filing claims are among the many ways we have helped our clients, and just as with every other personal injury matter we handle, we are dedicated to seeing your case through to the end.