Have You Been Injured At Work?
At Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, our founding attorney has more than 20 years of experience and is board-certified in personal injury law. We will meet directly with you to determine the best course of action after your workplace injury and help you achieve the best possible results. Contact our Houston, Texas, office to learn more.
What Happens After A Workplace Injury In Texas?
Generally, there are three different types of claims that can be raised after workers in Texas have been injured. These are:
- Workers’ compensation
- Third-party claims
- Company-held insurance programs
At Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, we focus on third-party claims and company-held insurance programs.
Many companies offer insurance that acts in a similar way to workers’ compensation and acts as a substitute for workers’ compensation when employees are injured. In such cases, an experienced attorney can examine the policy. They can not only determine whether you have a claim but also how to pursue the best possible compensation to help recover after your injuries.
In some cases, it is possible to file a claim against a person or company that is not your employer. These third-party claims can be raised when the negligence of that third party was the cause of your accident. For example, if your injury was caused by a faulty piece of equipment then the company that manufactured the equipment may be held accountable for that injury.
Can I Sue My Employer?
Whether or not you can sue your employer after an accident depends on the details of your case. If your injury is covered by workers’ compensation, then you are barred from suing your employer in Texas. However, if you are not covered by workers’ compensation and your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you may be able to sue.
If you want to know whether a lawsuit is an option for your case, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney. An attorney will be able to answer your questions and determine the best course of action after your injury.