Work injuries occur not only at construction sites and fire stations, but at desk jobs, too. No matter what kind of job you have or how your injury occurred, a work injury lawyer in Katy can help you win compensation. Do not let your injuries devastate you financially or force you to change your lifestyle.
After a work injury in Texas, you have several options for holding the responsible party liable and collecting compensation. The attorneys at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, have experience with all of them. If your accident occurred while you were carrying out your job-related duties, we can file a workers’ compensation claim. If a third party is responsible, we can pursue them using more traditional means, such as an out-of-court settlement negotiation or a civil lawsuit.
We focus on work injury law. We have a long track record of helping victims win fair settlements. We can figure out who was responsible for your injury and hold them accountable. Our team has the tools and resources to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The first step is to schedule a free consultation and case review. There, we will evaluate the details of your case, answer your questions, and advise you of your options. If you decide to move forward, we can start gathering evidence and building your case right away. Call 713-850-8600 today for an appointment.
What Can a Katy Work Injury Lawyer Do for Me?
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nearly three out of 100 private industry employees suffer injuries at work each year. That amounts to almost 3 million non-fatal work injuries in the private sector annually.
Just because you do not work in a dangerous industry, such as construction, firefighting, industrial manufacturing, or law enforcement, does not make you impervious to on-the-job injuries. Thousands of white collar and desk job workers every year get hurt at work, suffering everything from repetitive stress injuries to workplace violence.
Following a work injury, you could be looking at substantial medical bills and prescription drug costs. If your injuries prevent you from continuing at your job, you might find it challenging to continue paying your regular bills, such as your mortgage, rent, and car note.
A lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, can fight for your rights and help you ensure that your injury does not disrupt your life any more than it already has. We identify all responsible parties and determine the total amount of damages for which they are liable.
Our next step is to gather evidence and build your case, which might include filing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, a third-party claim against another responsible party, or both.
What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and a Third-Party Claim?
Depending on the circumstances of your work injury, we might file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer or a third-party claim against someone else. In some cases, we might do both.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that allows injured employees to collect compensation, while protecting employers from lawsuits. If you suffer injuries while you are on the job, we usually must pursue damages through the workers’ compensation program.
While one goal of the program is to make it easy and straightforward for injured workers to receive benefits, some potential challenges stand in our way. For instance, your employer might try to deny your claim, alleging that your own actions caused or contributed to your work injury.
Our attorneys have fought many workers’ compensation claims. This experience has given us the ability to anticipate and respond to any attempt by your employer to deny compensation.
If we identify another party other than your employer who shares in the responsibility for your injury, we can pursue them for compensation, too. We do this not through workers’ compensation, but with a third-party claim.
For example, if defective equipment caused your injuries, we can hold the manufacturer liable for your damages. If a hazard on a work site caused a slip and fall accident, we will file a claim with the site owner.
This means after gathering the evidence we need, we contact the responsible party and their insurance company, present our case, and request compensation. In most cases, we are able to agree to a fair settlement outside of court.
If the responsible party is not willing to pay what you deserve, we can file a lawsuit and take your case all the way to a jury trial.
What Is the Value of My Work Injury Claim?
To provide a reliable estimate of your claim’s value, we must conduct a thorough case review, as the range of potential damages in a work injury claim is vast. That said, work injury victims typically qualify for several types of compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. For instance, you may be eligible for compensation for your:
- Medical bills, including hospital costs, surgeries, doctor visit copays, prescriptions, and medical devices;
- Lost wages, or the value of the income you lost due to missed work while recovering from your injury;
- Reduced earning capacity, which is the difference between what you are capable of earning after your injury and what you would be earning without the effects of your injury;
- Pain and suffering, which compensates you for the physical and emotional pain you have experienced as a result of the injury; and
- Punitive damages, which offer additional compensation to punish the responsible party for reckless or malicious behavior.
Does It Matter How My Injury Occurred?
Throughout our many years in business, the team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, has helped clients win fair settlements for many types of work injuries, including:
- Heavy equipment accidents;
- Falling objects;
- Scaffolding accidents;
- Repetitive stress injuries;
- Heavy lifting injuries;
- Headinjuries; and
- Much more.
Call us for a free case review no matter how your injury occurred. If another party was responsible, we can help.
For a Free Consultation and Case Review, Call 713-850-8600 Today.
The work injury attorneys D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, fight for your rights and help you win the compensation you deserve. Call 713-850-8600 today for a free case review.