Workplace Injury Lawyer | Temple, Killeen and Belton, Texas
You most likely have many questions after being injured in a workplace accident in Texas. Craft Law Firm is a team of experienced and dedicated Bell County personal injury lawyers who can answer them. We know how these cases work and what our clients need during difficult times in their lives. We will represent you with an aggressive and personalized legal strategy to achieve the best possible case results on your behalf. Contact us today for a free workplace injury case evaluation in Temple, Killeen or Belton.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer for a Workplace Injury Case in Texas?
Hiring a lawyer is not mandatory for a workplace injury case. It will, however, significantly increase your chances of collecting fair financial compensation for your work injuries. A lawyer knows how to deal with insurance companies during a work injury claim to demand just compensation – even if this means taking your case to trial. An insurance company will not take advantage of you with a lawyer in your corner. You can dedicate your full attention to your medical care and recovery while a lawyer takes care of the legal side of a case for you.
If I Get Hurt at Work, Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
This answer depends on your specific situation. Texas is the only state that does not make workers’ compensation insurance mandatory for employers. This means workers’ comp might not be an option for you after a workplace injury. If it is, you can file a claim with your employer’s insurance company and recover benefits without having to prove negligence or fault. If not, speak to a lawyer about the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit instead.
When Can I File a Third-Party Claim for a Work Injury in Texas?
You could file a third-party claim after a workplace accident if negligence played a role in causing your injury. Negligence is the failure to use an ordinary or appropriate amount of care for the situation, resulting in harm to someone else. If negligence contributed to your work injury, you may have grounds to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party, such as your employer, a contractor or coworker, or a product manufacturer. You cannot file a third-party claim against your employer after accepting a workers’ comp settlement, however. This is why it’s important to consult with an attorney before settling your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Workplace Injury Claim in Texas?
If you get injured in an accident at work, you must report your injury to your employer within at least 30 days to qualify for insurance benefits. This report should be in writing. If you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim, you must do so within one year of the date of the accident or the date that you made a connection between your injury or illness and your occupation. If you wish to bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, the statute of limitations gives you two years to file.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The answer to this question depends on your specific case. There is not one blanket amount that is awarded to every injured worker in Texas. Instead, settlement and judgment awards are calculated based on the facts of the case, such as the severity of the worker’s injuries and how much they impact the victim’s life. Craft Law Firm has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of clients. We know how to optimize the results that our clients receive with a strategic legal approach to each case.
Injured at Work? Contact Craft Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation in Temple, Killeen or Belton
At Craft Law Firm, we have the resources and capabilities to handle all types of workplace accident cases in Temple, Killeen and Belton, Texas. This includes oil rig accidents, pipeline and refinery explosions, workplace falls, construction accidents, heavy machinery accidents, forklift accidents, and electrocutions.
Contact us after any kind of occupational accident that results in an injury or illness for you or a loved one. We will listen to your story, list your legal options and help you take the correct steps forward to rebuild your life. Call 254-875-0120 to request a free case evaluation.