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Worker's Compensation & Your Industrial Accident Case

Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Feb-2014

Industrial facilities or plants are some of the most dangerous places to work. Often, news headlines are filled with the most recent accident that has occurred in one of the country's industrial plants. Unfortunately, many workers are forced to assume this risk going into the job despite the mandated safety regulations plants adhere to. Most industrial companies have one major focus: money. If they can cut corners to save on costs, they will typically do so. This doesn't mean factories or plants are purposely putting workers at risk, but in many cases, workers are undertrained or improperly equipped for the job. On top of that, machinery or equipment may need maintenance, inspection, or repair work that cannot be scheduled right away.

Getting the Compensation You Deserve

No matter what factors were involved with your industrial accident, it is important to seek medical and legal help quickly. Employers are required to purchase workers' compensation insurance to protect employees in on-the-job or work-related accidents. Filing a workers' compensation claim may seem straightforward, but in actuality it requires great preparation and legal skill. Workers' compensation is intended to cover the costs of your injury and recovery; however, employers often seek to find loopholes in the law to deny an injured employee's claim. They may especially try to deny a claim when it involves large medical expenses or therapy costs.

Four areas of workers' compensation benefits that Texas employees are eligible for include:

  • Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Burial & Funeral Expenses
  • Lost Income for Family

Workers' Compensation and Additional Damages

Workers' compensation alone is generally insufficient to compensate injury victims and their families. An experienced personal injury trial lawyer can find additional responsible third parties to add into your industrial accident lawsuit so that you can obtain the full amount of compensation you are due. Additionally, some companies are non-subscribers, meaning that they have purchased private insurance to cover workplace incidents in lieu of subscribing to state workers' compensation. A non-subscribing employer or other responsible business owner can be sued directly for damages, whereas a workers compensation subscriber maintains a bar against a formal direct personal injury lawsuit.

Fighting the battle of a workers' compensation claim can be stressful, challenging, and exhausting—especially while experiencing a major injury. Make sure that you to pursue all of your legal options. Arnold & Itkin has recovered more than $1 billion for injured workers in the past. Our firm may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your industrial accident case. Contact us today to learn more.

Client's portion of total recovery may be subject to Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement claims, Medicare/Medicaid liens or other third-party claims or liens. These verdicts and settlements are intended to be representative of cases handled by Arnold & Itkin, LLP. These listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.

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