McAllen Workplace Injury Lawyer
Being injured on the job can make life extremely complicated. You may be unable to work for an extended period of time while recovering, causing a financial strain on you and your family. While many employers and other liable parties will fight to deny your claim or minimize your payout, the De La Garza Law Firm can help you determine the best course of legal action. Our experienced and trusted McAllen workplace injury lawyers are here to assist Hidalgo County and the surrounding area with legal help. Contact our law firm online or by calling (956) 533-1426 today for a free consultation.
Workers’ Compensation Guide:
- Why Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
- Common Types of Workplace Injuries
- Causes of Workplace Accidents
- Determine Liability For Your Work Injury
Why Choose Our McAllen Workers’ Compensation Attorneys?
- Having recovered more than $5 million in the past 18 months alone, we have the legal skills and knowledge to get you the financial recovery you need after a workplace injury.
- The health and safety of our clients are our top priorities, which is why we want you to focus on your recovery while we handle all of your legal matters.
- You can trust that Rafael De La Garza will communicate with you and keep you updated on the key issues in your case while it moves forward.
Why You Need a Work Injury Attorney
After a workplace injury, filing for workers’ compensation or pursuing a lawsuit for compensation can be overwhelming when you need to focus on your health. A McAllen workplace injury attorney can handle the legal stress for you. By conducting a thorough and independent investigation into the incident, he or she can work with experts to uncover the truth behind what caused your injury and identify all liable parties. Additionally, your workers’ compensation lawyer will take care of any insurance issues and manage your workers’ compensation claim to ensure you receive the benefits and every financial resource you need and deserve. To learn more about workers’ compensation law and how we can help, reach out to our McAllen workers’ compensation retaliation attorneys.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries can vary, from minor injury types to being catastrophic. Some of the most common are:
Back and Neck Injuries
Injuries to the back and neck are incredibly common in the workplace. Especially when workers must do any type of lifting, such as in the construction and healthcare industries.
Injuries to Extremities
The hands, arms, feet, or neck are often exposed to numerous dangers in a workplace. Crush injuries, caught in/in-between machinery injuries, bone fracture injuries, and soft tissue injuries are some that occur most frequently.
Repetitive Trauma Injuries
Also called a repetitive strain injury, and is caused by repetitive movement and overuse. Long hours spent working at a desk and in the same position, for example, can cause this type of injury; as well as lifting heavy objects, using a jackhammer, etc.
Other types of injuries that aren’t as common, but extremely serious, include spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis, internal organ damage, injuries resulting in amputation, and traumatic brain injuries.
Common Workplace Accidents
Workplace injuries can be caused by all types of accidents, including:
- Slip, Trips, and Falls
- Being Caught In or Struck by Moving Machinery
- Overexertion And Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Work Vehicle Accident
- Commercial Truck Accident
- Chemical Exposure Accident
- Construction Site Accident
- Falling Debris Injury
- Scaffolding Accident
- Elevator Accident
- Fire and Explosions
Compensation for Injured Employees
Workplace injury victims have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. Additionally, there may be an opportunity to pursue a third-party liability claim against other individuals or businesses that may be responsible for the injury or even a wrongful death. For example, a third-party lawsuit may be viable if the workplace accident was caused by a violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, faulty equipment, or from defective machinery.
Our McAllen workplace injury lawyers can help you determine who is liable for your work accident and what is the best option moving forward, either a workers compensation claim or an injury claim against a third party. We will do everything we can to help you recover lost wages or medical expenses.
Contact Our McAllen Personal Injury Law Firm
For more information about obtaining worker’s comp benefits and pursuing a third-party liability claim, contact a McAllen personal injury lawyer at our South Texas law offices today. Our firm will help you get the compensation benefits you deserve for your work injury. Call (956) 533-1426 or reach us through our online contact form for a free initial consultation.
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