Texas, like most states has a workers compensation framework. Therefore, you may be able to recover from your employer if you have suffered a workplace injury.
Under this framework, if your employer has workers compensation insurance, your employer cannot be sued by you unless the employer acts or fails to act in such a way as to intentionally cause harm to an employee.
However, employers have the option to not carry workers compensation. This is often times referred to in the industry as Nonsubscribers. They are are called nonsubscribers because they have elected to not subscribe or purchase workers compensation insurance coverage for their employees.
You should not suffer more because your employer didn’t want to buy coverage for your health and safety! If you have a workplace injury – call Thomson Dunkel.
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When a company or employer does not carry workers compensation insurance for the benefit of their employees – they may still be liable to their employees when their employees were injured while on the job.
Texas is known for having an abundance of potentially hazardous professions; however, you do not have to work in a hazardous profession to suffer injury at the hands of someone else. Although injury is more likely to occur in inherently dangerous jobs – injury can happen on any job if the appropriate precautions are not taken by your employer.
Typical Accident Causing Injuries on the Job:
Slips Trips and Falls
Improperly secured equipment – Improper equipment maintenance
Falling equipment, hardware or merchandise
Chemical or Mechanical burns
Failure to have adequate safety policies or training
Improper tie downs or tie offs
Sloppy maintenance or repair protocols
Ladder falls or failure
Unsafe working condition or unsafe premises
Workplace safety is normally one of the top goals of companies with employees. There are state statutes governing and requiring policies and procedures that ensure the safety of employees. But also federal laws and regulations that govern safety as well.
When lawyers talk about federal law – those are laws that have been passed by the United States Congress and apply to any company or person throughout the Unites States. State laws are those that have been passed by individual state legislatures and apply to companies or persons within that state.
As such, workplace safety is potentially not just governed by state laws, but federal laws as well.
There is no corporate policy or initiative that is more important than your safety. Speed is not more important than your safety. Cost is not more important than your safety. Your employer should prioritize your safety.
Further, the companies that your employer works with should prioritize your safety. You are not alone. The attorneys at Thomson Dunkel may be able to help.
Our Attorneys take your life and the injuries you have suffered seriously.
At Thomson Dunkel – we know that if you have suffered severe injury or the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident – it changes your life and the life of your loved ones, your family and your children forever. We are attorneys, but we are people first.
Here at Thomson Dunkel, we have handled cases similar if not identical to some of the scenarios described above. We invite you to take a minute and share your experience with us. Let us know what you are going through. Maybe we can assist and help you through a potential rough ordeal. Believe us when you say that the employer will not be alone. They will have well qualified attorneys advising them every step of the way. We used to be those attorneys. We know the advice and strategic moves employers and their insurance companies and adjusters make. You should have the same thing, a skilled and qualified attorney at your side – working with you at every step of the way. Whether it is at Thomson Dunkel or another attorney, let a skilled attorney guide you through this process. Contact Thomson Dunkel and lets see if we can help.
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