Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney with Arnold & Itkin LLP have filed an employer non-subscriber claim on behalf of an injured worker; the case is pending in Travis County, Texas. The employee was working for the Austin Budget Signs, Inc. company at the time of the injury. The company is known for their creating and maintaining signs throughout the Austin, Texas area. While on the job, the worker was using a lift truck and while he was working the truck tipped over, causing the employee to fall into power lines. Once hitting the power line, the worker then fell 25 feet, crashing to the ground. He sustains both second and third degree burns from the power lines as well as serious injuries to both his back and neck from the fall.
A non-subscriber claim essentially means that this lawsuit is being filed against a company that does not currently subscribe to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. Under this act, employers are given the option to not offer benefits to injured worker, though it is not highly advised. This legislation was established in order to offer protection to both the employee and the employers, ensuring that the workers are given payments for their injuries, medical necessities and time off. However, because the victim above was not protected by this act, attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are now fighting to help him receive the
compensation that is rightfully his for his workplace injury.
If you or someone you know has been in a similar situation, whether your employer is a subscriber to the act or not, contact an industrial injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP today for the legal representation you deserve. In just the past 3 years, our firm has had the privilege of recovering over $500,000 million in settlements ad verdicts for our clients, and we want to help you as well. Contact our office today to discuss your case.