Work Injuries Lawyer
If injured on the job, employees are entitled to certain benefits under Texas workers
compensation laws. Because workers compensation is �no-fault� insurance coverage, the injured
employee is entitled to the benefits regardless of who is at fault for the incident. In exchange for
these benefits, the employee is prohibited from suing his employer for negligence and cannot
recover the full measure of damages available in other personal injury cases.
However, a growing number of companies in Texas do not carry workers compensation
coverage, because it is not mandatory. In those instances, the employee is entitled to sue his
employer for negligence if he is injured on the job. The injured employee is entitled to recover
the full array of damages available to any other personal injury victim in Texas, such as medical
expense, lost income, pain and suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement. Of course, the
injured employee may also have a legitimate claim against a third party whose negligence
contributed to the incident.
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, contact Ragland Law Firm for a
free consultation to determine your rights.