The last thing that anybody thinks about when they wake up in the morning is that they will need a Dallas work injury attorney by the end of the day. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon, and they are often caused by the careless or negligent actions of others. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we know that there are times when injured employees struggle to receive the compensation they are entitled to after an injury at work. If you or a loved one are injured at work, let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting here across the country. Workplace injuries and illnesses can happen in a variety of ways, and they occur in every single industry.
Some occupations do pose more risks than others, particularly industries such as construction, manufacturing, health care, and transportation. However, injuries can occur in supposed “low-risk” industries as well. For example, anyone can sustain a slip and fall injury, whether they are a construction worker or an investment firm office manager.
At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, it is not uncommon for our Dallas work injury lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
Many work injuries are acute, and have immediately apparent causes, while others happen over more extended periods of time (sometimes months or years).
In Texas, workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to be a no-fault system. This means that anytime a worker is injured while performing their work duties, they should be entitled to receive coverage of their medical bills and a percentage of their lost income, regardless of who caused the injury.
Unfortunately, there are times when an employer or the workers’ comp insurance carrier unnecessarily delays or denies an injured worker’s claim. When this happens, a worker may not receive the medical care they deserve, and they could lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.
There are various deadlines that you need to be aware of if you have sustained a work injury in the Dallas area. Importantly, the following Texas workers’ compensation deadlines could impact your case:
There are also various other deadlines in place regarding making an appeal if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied or if you wish to dispute the impairment rating you have received from the treating doctor. You need to speak to a skilled Dallas work injury attorney for help with understanding all of the timeframes involved in your particular case.
Additionally, if your claim is going to go outside of the workers’ compensation system (i.e. the injury was caused by third-party), then you need to be aware that the Texas personal injury statute of limitations is two years. This means that you will have a two-year window with which to file a claim against the alleged negligent party.
Work injury cases can become incredibly complicated. Do you really want to count on the goodwill of your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to ensure you are fairly compensated? At the end of the day, insurance carriers are going to do what they can to limit the amount of money they pay in a settlement.
At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas work injury attorneys will be able to investigate every aspect of your claim and obtain the evidence needed to prove liability. This includes obtaining employer safety records, video or photo surveillance of the accident, statements from eyewitnesses, and more.
Our lawyers will be able to work with trusted economic and financial experts in order to help calculate your total expected losses to ensure you are receiving a fair amount through workers’ compensation. Finally, our attorneys will stand by your side through any appeals process necessary to ensure you are treated fairly.
Many people are afraid to even speak to an attorney about their work injury case because they are afraid they will not be able to afford the assistance. However, the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC recognizes that work injury victims and their families are often placed into precarious financial situations. That is why we take Dallas work injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will charge no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for your case, and you will only owe legal fees after we obtain the compensation you need.
If you or somebody you love has been injured at work and are struggling to obtain your rightful compensation, seek legal assistance immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we believe that workers’ compensation coverage is a fundamental right for workers. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the following on your behalf:
If your injuries were the result of the negligent actions of a third party, you may be entitled to additional compensation. When you need a Dallas work injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.