Houston Work Injury Lawyer
Your work injury could impact the rest of your life, or it could prevent you from being able to perform your former role at work. Will workers’ compensation insurance benefits account for the full extent of your losses and damages? Will it account for past, present and future damages? What happens if you become disabled by your work injury?
There might be another option. You might be entitled to personal injury compensation if you were injured at work due to the negligence or wrongful act of a third party, such as a contractor, service provider, vendor or defective product manufacturer.
Many people who have suffered serious work injuries do not realize that they have an underlying personal injury claim until they speak with a lawyer. Many family members of workers who were killed on the job do not realize that they can pursue wrongful death benefits until they speak with a lawyer.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Work Accident?
By collaborating with medical, occupational, economic and life-planning experts along with the ability to undergo evaluations and treatment from doctors of your choice, a Houston work injury lawyer can establish the full and fair value of your case. Our firm can aggressively pursue litigation against the third party that is responsible for your work injury and hold it accountable for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages/income, emotional distress, physical therapy costs, vocational rehabilitation, long-term disability and other damages.
How Soon After a Work Injury Should You Get a Lawyer?
The best time to consult with a work injury attorney is immediately after you're injured. An experienced personal injury attorney will be in the best position to guide you through the process of getting you the help and disability benefits you deserve.
What if My Employer Fails to Provide Workers Compensation?
In Texas, if you are injured on the job and your employer fails to provide worker's compensation, you may be able to file a claim against your employer for negligence, a fake worker's comp claim or a third-party claim.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured At My Job?
If you are on the job at your place of work when the injury occurs, initially, you'll need to file a workers' compensation report immediately.
Can My Employer Fire Me For Hiring a Work Injury Lawyer?
In Texas, employers are specifically prohibited from firing an employee for hiring a personal injury attorney to pursue a work injury claim. Texas Labor Code section 451.001 protects employees who are filing worker's compensation claims on their own or hiring an attorney to help them pursue a claim.
Is Your Workplace Accident Injury The Result Of Third-Party Negligence?
If your injury was caused by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you should speak with a personal injury attorney at Reich & Binstock right away. Based in Houston, we represent individual injured workers throughout Texas, and we can speak with you today.
Our founding attorneys, Dennis C. Reich and Robert J. Binstock, are both board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They lead a trial-tested team of experienced injury attorneys that knows how to win and can maximize the compensation you deserve.
Workplace Injury Cases
Workplace accident cases we handle involve:
- Construction site accident injuries
- Oil and gas industry accident injuries
- Explosion injuries
- Plant and refinery injuries
- Explosion injuries
- Maritime injuries
- Electrocution and electrical burns
- Fire injuries and smoke inhalation
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Occupational diseases such as asbestosis, occupational asthma, eczema and lead poisoning
- Defective tools
- Defective machinery
Contact the Houston Work Injury Attorneys at Reich and Binstock
Please call our firm in Houston at 713-622-7271 or fill out the contact form for a free case evaluation.
Our lawyers also offer free, no-obligation consultations, and we handle all upfront costs of litigation. We only get paid if you receive a recovery on your claim because we work on a contingency fee basis.
There is a never a fee unless we recover on your behalf.