Employee Rights: Seeking Compensation for Job-Related Injuries

Regardless, employers are still responsible for their employees and ensuring there is a safe working environment.  Injuries suffered on the job can be very serious, and in some cases, severely impact your ability to work for quite some time.  You have rights in this situation and you can recover losses due to being hurt at work with the help of a lawyer knowledgeable in this area of the law.

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
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Broken Bones
  • Back and Spinal Injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Internal Injuries
  • Crush Injuries
  • Injuries Resulting in Death

Schedule a consultation to see how our work injury attorneys in San Antonio can help.

What is an Employer Responsible for When an Employee Is Injured?

If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you are entitled to benefits for medical bills, continuing medical care, a portion of your lost wages, and lost earning potential in some cases.  If your employer does not carry workers’ comp, you still have options and a workplace injury lawyer can help hold your employer accountable for its negligence in causing your on-the-job injury.

Many times, we can identify other companies who were negligent and may also be liable for your injuries, regardless of whether your employer has workers’ compensation insurance or not. The important thing is making sure that the negligent party is held liable for the expenses and repercussions you have experienced as a result of being injured while working.

Your employer or the insurance company may try to dispute your claim to compensation or challenge that it really was work-related.  We make sure that workers are not taken advantage of or mistreated when seeking due recourse for a workplace injury.

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Choose a Workplace Injury Attorney With a Firm Dedicated To Protecting Workers’ Rights

Espinoza & Brock was founded by Javier Espinoza, who knows exactly what an on-the-job injury can mean to you and your family.  Javier is a first-generation American immigrant and he and his father worked construction jobs to support their family.  Javier’s parents inspired him to excel in school and now he is able to pay it forward to others who need his help.  He built offices in San Antonio and El Paso and wants to reach as many Texas communities as possible to help workers in need of quality, ethical legal representation—regardless of legal status.  Every member of our team is passionate about helping workers get what is fair when they have been hurt at work.  We know that you just want to recover, take care of your family and get back to work.  When you come to us for help at Espinoza & Brock, you become part of the family and we work hard for you so you get the compensation you need for your work injury.

Contact Espinoza & Brock as Soon as Possible After a Work Accident That Left You Injured

If you, your husband or wife, father or mother, or other loved one has been injured at work, then you should get the help of an workplace injury attorney right away.  We are one of the very few firms in the state that can handle all aspects of a workplace injury case.  Schedule a free initial consultation if you have been injured or have a case involving any of the following:

  • Non-Subscriber to Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Injured Due to the Fault of Another Company
  • Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • Construction Injuries
  • Warehouse Injuries
  • Manufacturing Injuries
  • Injuries to Healthcare Workers
  • Unsafe Workplace

Get the Legal Help You Need to Protect Yourself and Your Family

The last thing you need when you have been injured is to then worry about the financial burden this situation has put you in.  Our work injury attorneys in San Antonio can help take that burden off your shoulders and make sure you get fair compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.  Call now and see what we can do for you in a free case evaluation.

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