There are a diversity of jobs in and around Amarillo. From the oil industry to cattle ranching to professional services, people work in a variety of workplaces and each one comes with unique risks. Many of the jobs – such as those in the industrial, construction, and manufacturing industries – are in workplaces more prone to accidents. If you are injured on the job, you may assume your employer will take care of you, even if you can’t work again. This is not usually the case; and, it can be exhausting to fight for coverage while trying to heal. Working with an attorney experienced at handling a work related accident, like those of Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP, can help you understand your legal rights and get the compensation you need for your damages.
If an injury does occur while you are at work, you should immediately stop working and seek medical care. Taking the time to finish a task or shift could exacerbate your injuries. Seeing a doctor right away can also help limit the severity of any ailment. You should also report the injury to your employer. Each employer has specific rules for reporting workplace accidents, so speak to the human resources department and follow the proper steps. When you feel up for discussing your situation, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your situation. Do not discuss your case with anyone else or take any sort of payment from your employer or any other responsible party beyond your normal paycheck, as this could diminish future compensation options.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be facing not only serious physical pain and mental anguish, but also a diminished quality of life. You might not be able to move or care for yourself or others as you once did, much less work again. You may have lost wages and other income and be facing current and future medical costs that your insurance carrier may or may not cover, if you even have insurance. Filing a personal injury lawsuit seeks the financial compensation you are rightfully owed for things like lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP can determine the appropriate amount for your situation.
Workers Compensation For A Work Related Accident
In most states, looking to a workers’ compensation insurer is the first option for trying to recover damages. Texas is the one exception because employers are not required to have workers’ compensation coverage, although many companies do. If your employer has workers’ compensation, it can act as a bar to a direct lawsuit against them for damages. If your employer is a non-subscriber, you can sue them directly. If a third party other than your employer is responsible for your damages, you can also sue them directly. Even if your company subscribes to workers’ compensation coverage, you still may be able to sue them if it can be proven they created an unsafe work environment. Examples include not providing necessary safety equipment for your job, not providing proper training for your job, hiring people without conducting background checks, or allowing a third party on the premises that somehow caused your incident. Each state has different statutes of limitations for personal injury cases, so it is prudent to consult with an attorney as soon as you are able.
The whole process of getting compensation for an injury can be daunting, especially when you are trying to heal. Hiring a lawyer from Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP lets you focus less on the legal details. Our attorneys will partner with you to learn the details, investigate the employer and its insurance, and figure out the best plan of action to get you the maximum payment you deserve. We will negotiate the best payout possible; and, if an agreement can’t be reached or if your company does not have the appropriate insurance, we will commence litigation. Many cases are settled outside of court, but if your case goes to trial, our team’s extensive experience fighting for clients in the court system and winning will be put to work on your behalf.
Texas Trial Lawyers For Workplace Accidents
Overall, the law surrounding workplace accidents is very complex and intimidating to tackle without legal help. Our team at Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP is ready to help you and your family during this trying time. We focus on the details of your case so you can focus on healing. If you have been injured at work, contact us today to discuss your case and learn how Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP can help.