Nueces County Workplace Injury Attorneys Helping Workers Pursue Compensation From Non-Subscriber Employers

Following a workplace injury, an employee can usually receive workers' comp benefits that cover their medical expenses and address the income lost because of a temporary or permanent disability. However, employers in Texas are not required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and if an employer is uninsured, their employees will not be able to receive these types of benefits. In these cases, injured workers will need to determine their options for receiving compensation for their injuries, and an attorney can help them determine whether they can pursue a personal injury lawsuit against their employer or other parties.

The Edwards Law Firm assists with multiple types of injury cases, including situations involving workplace accidents or other health issues experienced by workers. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experience, and we have a successful track record in complex personal injury and workers' compensation cases. We believe in protecting the rights of workers and helping them take the necessary measures to hold negligent employers responsible for the injuries they have suffered.

Compensation for Work Injuries Caused by Employer Negligence

Workers' compensation benefits are available to employees regardless of who was at fault for a workplace injury. However, if an employer is a non-subscriber who does not have workers' compensation insurance, an injured worker may pursue compensation from the employer by demonstrating that the employer was at fault for their injury. These types of lawsuits will usually claim that an employer acted negligently and failed to take the proper measures to protect the safety of its employees.

Forms of employer negligence that can result in workplace injuries may include:

  • Failure to provide employees with the proper safety equipment.
  • Failure to maintain equipment used in the workplace.
  • Failure to train employees in the proper use of equipment or appropriate safety measures.
  • Failure to correct hazards in the workplace or warn employees about the risks of injury.
  • Failure to provide proper supervision of employees.
  • Failure to hire an adequate number of employees to ensure that work can be completed safely.

Unlike other types of personal injury cases, employers are prohibited from using certain types of defenses against lawsuits brought by employees. An employer cannot reduce their liability by claiming that an employee was partially responsible for an accident or injury. However, an employer may attempt to avoid liability by claiming that an employee was solely responsible for their injury. A skilled attorney can help an injured worker provide the necessary evidence to show that an employer acted negligently and was responsible for their injuries.

While workers' compensation may only cover a portion of the losses a person has experienced due to a work injury, a person may be able to recover additional forms of compensation through a lawsuit against a non-subscriber employer. The damages that may be recovered may include all of the medical expenses related to an injury, the full amount of income a person lost while recovering, impairment to future income-earning capacity, and pain and suffering experienced by the victim and their family members.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Work Injury Lawsuit Attorneys

If you have been injured while working for an employer who is uninsured, our lawyers can help you take steps to pursue compensation for your damages. We will help you prepare for a lawsuit and defend against any claims by your employer that you were responsible for your injuries or are ineligible to receive compensation. We will fight to make sure you will be fully compensated for all of the ways you and your family have been affected by your injury. Contact us and set up a free consultation by calling 361-320-6752. We help address injuries caused by employer negligence in Nueces County, Portland, Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass, Alice, Kingsville, Robstown, and Rockport.

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