Victims report several workplace injuries and illnesses each year. When a workplace accident occurs and you sustain injuries, it’s not just your body that hurts. The emotional trauma can be just as bad. While victims can file and settle a large percentage of claims through the workers’ compensation judge, there are some situations where it’s worthwhile filing your case with the help of a San Antonio work injury lawyer. These include.
You Sustained Work-Related Injuries From Faulty Equipment
If you were injured at work by defective equipment, you could sue the equipment manufacturer. You may also be able to sue your employer. In some cases, it is possible to sue both parties. It is crucial to hire a San Antonio workers’ compensation lawyer; they can help you determine which of these options is most effective in your case and do the necessary research to support each option. They’ll also help you decide how best to proceed with each option if you pursue more than one, such as suing the manufacturer and your employer simultaneously.
You Got Injuries From Your Supervisor’s Negligence
A supervisor has a legal duty to provide a safe work environment, proper tools and equipment, and adequate training. It is just as important that supervisors follow all safety rules as all other company employees. If they cut corners on workplace safety, for example, by not correcting unsafe conditions or practices, they make themselves just as liable as the employer for exposing workers to harm.
Your Employer Denies Your Claim
As an employee, you have the right to compensation if you get injured. If your employer denies your claim, you shouldn’t let them get away with it. First of all, it’s important to understand that your employer is not the one who will be making decisions about your claim; it’s their insurance carrier. They might feed you information from the insurance company that isn’t entirely true or accurate. Insurance companies are not known for being transparent in their communications, but they are legally obligated to be so when speaking to a lawyer.
Often, employers will deny claims because they fear that it will affect their premiums or ratings. However, that’s not the case. Your employer’s insurance company tracks its claims and will deal with any increase in premiums accordingly. If you want to fight back against a claim denial, it’s best to consult with someone who knows how to deal with these situations and won’t be intimidated by the red tape involved in dealing with an insurance carrier. If your employer denies your claim, reach out to a reliable lawyer who can help you fight back and get what you deserve.
An Insurer Is Forcing You To Settle Quickly
The insurance company may offer you a quick settlement; this is part of their strategy. They want to get a settlement out of you quickly before you know the full extent of your injuries and how much you will have to pay for medical care. The insurance company knows it will have to pay less if it can settle the case early than if it waits until it is settled in court or at trial.
If this happens to you, never accept a settlement offer without discussing it with an attorney who knows personal injury. Also, never sign anything that requires a release of liability from the person responsible for your injuries without your attorney first reviewing and approving it.
Your Injuries Resulted From Your Employer’s Negligence
You have a legal right to compensation if another person’s negligence caused your injuries. Under Texas law, an injury victim is entitled to monetary damages, including medical bills and lost wages. You can also recover damages for pain, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life due to the injury.
The employer’s insurance company may blame you for your injury by claiming you violated a safety rule or failed to use the required fall protection. If a co-worker were negligent in causing your injuries, their employer would usually try to shift some or all of the blame to you. In this case, it may be difficult for you to prove who is at fault and which employer is responsible for your injuries. Only a reputable lawyer can defend you against false accusations and hold your co-worker’s employer responsible for causing your injuries by proving their negligence in hiring or supervising the employee.
Employer Overlooks Promotion Because You Filed A Claim
If you were passed over for a promotion and believe it was because you filed a compensation claim, it’s worth noting that it’s illegal. Consider contacting an attorney immediately to discuss your case. They can help you determine if you can file a lawsuit against the company for discrimination or retaliation by the employer.
The Incident Significantly Affected Your Life And Livelihood
Ideally, insurers cover all of your expenses if you sustain work injuries. However, sometimes things do not work out the way they should. If you have suffered a serious injury that has significantly impacted your life and livelihood, it’s time to get an attorney involved. These impairments can be;
- Loss of income or the ability to earn income.
- The accident impairs important relationships (such as with your children or partner).
- Inability to enjoy hobbies.
- Difficulty performing simple household tasks or caring for a family member
You Sustained Permanent Injuries And Disabilities
If you have sustained workplace injuries that have left you with permanent injuries and disabilities, it would be helpful to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. You need an attorney who can help you get the medical care and treatment you need and compensation for your lost wages. If it turns out that your employer is financially responsible for your injuries, they may also have to pay for future medical bills or lost wages.
The sooner you contact an employment law attorney, the faster you can find out if there are options other than holding your employer liable for your injuries. Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C. can advise you on what documentation you should submit with your claims, such as receipts for doctor visits and prescriptions. We can also help speed up reimbursements by your employer for you to receive full or partial disability benefits. Learn more about us by visiting our site at https://www.sanantonioaccidentlawyer.com/work-injury-lawyer.
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