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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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.