Houston Workplace Injury Lawyer
Companies are responsible for taking reasonable safety precautions and making sure contract workers and visitors are kept out of danger. When accidents happen as a result of an employer’s negligence, workers have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Not only may an injury impact a worker’s life physically, but may also have serious financial implications as well. Williams Kherkher can find out whether you are entitled to recover damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering and more.
Types of Workplace Accidents
Your injury may have been caused by faulty equipment, dangerous conditions or poor decisions made by management or coworkers that put you in danger – or by exposure to dangerous substances such as:
Alternatively, if you have been injured in a crime or accident because the owner of a property didn’t take care of it or provide security, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
If you’re a seaman who has been injured at sea, you may be entitled to file a Jones Act lawsuit. This law was enacted in 1920 to allow seamen who are injured on the job due to negligence to recover damages from the employer or coworkers responsible. You may receive reimbursement for medical care and lost wages.
If you’re a railroad worker who has been injured on the job and the injury was caused at least partly by your employer’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit under FELA, the Federal Employees Liability Act. This act was passed in 1908 to compensate railroad employees who are hurt on the job.
If a loved one has been killed on the job or on someone else’s property, you also may have a case.
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Workplace Accidents FAQs
Are there federal protections to keep workers safe and hold their employers accountable for work injuries?
Several federal laws and mandates exist to keep workers safe and ensure that their employers practice certain safety and health standards. These laws also ensure that employers are held responsible when they do not fulfill their obligations. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Act is a law that ensures employers adhere to a set of safety and health standards outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Additionally, many states have laws that protect workers and their workers’ compensation claims in the event of an injury. To speak to a qualified Houston work injury attorney about these laws, please contact Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 today.
What are the main causes of work injuries?
Work injuries may occur in any type of workplace and for different reasons, but negligent and reckless safety practices are often the cause. When employers fail to follow necessary safety standards and precautions, their workers are often hurt as a result. These types of negligent practices can affect virtually any workplace, but some workplaces are more dangerous than others are. For example, in an office setting, an employer may fail to secure some wires, causing an employee to trip and fall. Alternatively, a construction company may fail to maintain their power tools, causing them to malfunction. This error could cause serious injuries, including electric shock, lacerations, or even limb loss. Regardless of the situation, employers have a responsibility to keep their workers safe. If you have been injured as the result of a workplace injury, Williams Kherkher can help. To speak to one of our qualified Houston work injury attorneys, contact us at (888) 220-0640 today.
If my employer will not pay for my medical bills from a work injury, is there anything I can do?
If your employer refuses to pay your medical bills after a work injury, you can take legal action to help your situation and ensure you receive the compensation you need to help you through an injury that should not have occurred in the first place. There are laws set out to protect employees even if your private employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance. A work injury attorney can file a claim that may still result in compensation for your injuries. For more information about work injury claims and compensation, please contact Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 today.
Speaking with an attorney is the first step in protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve after an injury. Get started now by sharing your story with our experienced workplace accident attorneys. Call us today at (888) 220-0640.