Work injury cases and workers’ compensation issues are complicated in the state of Texas because employers are not required to subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance. This means that many of the largest employers, including big-box national retailers, international internet companies, restaurant chains, and manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Texas do not choose to purchase workers’ compensation insurance that would protect employees from any injury that occurs in the course and scope of their employment. Fortunately, our work injury lawyers in San Antonio can help.
Many Workplaces Are Inherently Dangerous
Texas has the second largest economy in the nation and a huge labor force. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, there were almost 180,000 reported non-fatal injuries to Texas workers in 2021. https://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/sis/nonfatalhomepag.html. There were also 533 Texas workers who suffered fatal injuries while at work in 2021, 64 more than died in 2020. By far, the majority of those killed work in the transportation, warehousing, and construction industries. Many of the state’s industries such as construction, warehouses, manufacturing and others involve extra safety measures to protect workers from accidents in environments involving large, fast-paced machinery and vehicles and other moving items. When there is negligence, faulty equipment or lax safety standards then serious injuries can occur to employees including:
- Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Back and Spinal Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Crush Injuries
- Injuries Resulting in Death
Schedule a consultation to see how our work injury attorneys in San Antonio can help.