Work injuries occur in every occupation in Texas. Employees working anywhere from construction sites to banks, from the military to the mall, from fire departments to accounting firms, and in white-collar and blue-collar jobs across the state can suffer injuries on the job.
If you have suffered a work injury, you can file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, as well as a third-party claim against any other responsible party. Other parties could include the owner or manager of your job site, or the company that manufactured the equipment on which your injury occurred.
For your work injury claim to have the best chance at success, you need the help of a skilled and accomplished work injury lawyer in Houston. At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, we can analyze the details of your injury, determine all the parties that potentially bear liability, gather evidence against them, build a strong case, and pursue all responsible parties for fair and robust compensation.
We focus on personal injury law. Our attorneys have a long, successful track record of helping victims recover fair compensation after an on-the-job accident. Let us put our tools and resources to work for you, protecting your rights and helping you get the compensation you deserve.
We offer free consultations to work injury victims, at which our attorneys can review your claim, answer your questions, and advise you on your options. To schedule an appointment, call us at 713-850-8600.
Why Hire a Work Injury Lawyer in Houston?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million private industry workers in the United States suffered nonfatal injuries on the job in 2016. For every 100 full-time workers, almost three suffered injuries at work at some point during the year.
While many of these injuries occurred in manufacturing and industrial settings, others occurred in occupations not commonly associated with workplace danger, such as office jobs. An injury can happen to anyone. If it happens to you, you need a good work injury lawyer on your side.
A work injury can result in substantial medical costs. If you are unable to work as you recover, you might not have income to pay your mortgage, rent, car payment, and such.
An accomplished work accident lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We start by investigating your claim and identifying the responsible parties, whether it is your employer, a third party, or a combination of both.
We gather evidence to support our case as we draw up a plan to file a workers’ compensation claim, a third-party lawsuit, or both. Our goal is to make sure you receive fair compensation that covers the full value of damages for which you are eligible.
What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and a Third-Party Claim?
As we investigate your work injury, we can decide to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, a third-party claim against another party, or both.
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance policy that most employers must legally provide for their workers. If your employer has coverage under the workers’ compensation system, you cannot file a lawsuit for injuries sustained on the job. Instead, you must pursue a claim through the workers’ compensation system.
Unfortunately, your employer could try to deny or reduce your claim, alleging any of several things. For instance, if your accident occurred off the job, if your injuries are not as severe as you claim, or if your own negligent actions caused or contributed to your injury, you will likely receive a denial for your workers’ compensation claim.
Our skilled attorneys can anticipate and counter any argument your employer might make to try and deny or reduce your workers’ compensation claim.
As we investigate, we might also identify a third party, such as a job site owner or equipment manufacturer, that is partially or fully responsible for your work injury.
We cannot file a workers’ compensation claim against a third party. Instead, we must pursue damages via a typical lawsuit or out-of-court settlement. Our skilled legal team has helped many clients win substantial compensation from third parties that contributed to their work injuries. We can put our resources to work on your case.
How Much Money Is My Work Injury Claim Worth?
Without investigating your injury, we cannot estimate the dollar amount of your claim’s value. In our many years practicing work injury law, we have won settlements for our clients that range from the thousands to the millions.
During your free initial consultation, we go over the details of your injury, identifying the types of damages for which you are eligible. These damages can help pay for a number of different accident-related expenses.
We seek compensation for your current and future hospital bills, doctor appointment copays, prescription costs, and more.
If you cannot work due to your injuries, we pursue compensation to make up for your lost income.
Reduced Earning Capacity
This compensation makes up for the income you would be earning had your injury not reduced your ability to make a living.
Pain and Suffering
You can also receive damages to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced from your injury.
A judge may award these damages on top of all others to punish the responsible party for the malicious or reckless behavior that contributed to your injury.
We Help You Win Compensation for All Type of Work Injuries.
No matter how your injury occurred, the team at D. Miller & Associates can help. We can pursue compensation for injuries such as:
- Those sustained in vehicle crashes or heavy equipment accidents;
- Damage from falling objects;
- Scaffolding injuries and other falls;
- Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Back injuries from heavy lifting; and
- Head injuries.
Call 713-850-8600 Today for a Free Consultation.
You can count on D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, to fight your work injury claim aggressively. Call 713-850-8600 for a free consultation.