On The Job Injury Lawyer in Austin, Texas

Whether or not your employer has workers compensation, you can be sure that your family will be provided for after you have suffered a work injury by working with attorney Earl Straight in Austin, Texas. Straight Law specializes in helping you file claims correctly to receive the best outcome for your case.

Injured Arm, Work Injury, Workers Compensation in Austin, TX

Construction Sites in Texas Are Dangerous Places to Work

The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Texas has led the country in the past two years in fatal occupational injuries. The alarming part is that while the number of fatal occupational injuries in Texas increased over that time, nationally the number decreased. Although injuries can occur in any occupation, injuries in construction are higher than any other industry. 

When you consider the level of activity at a construction site, with power tools, heavy machinery, high voltage, numerous trades working independently, and of course the weather, it's not surprising. To receive fair compensation for your construction site injury, you may have to file a claim against your employer, a general contractor or an owner, or any combination of the three.

Workers Comp and Liability

Some employers in Texas carry workers compensation insurance and others don't. If your employer does have workers compensation insurance, you only need to show that your injury occurred on the job, you don't have to prove fault. If your employer does not have workers compensation insurance, being injured on the job isn't enough, you must also prove that your employer or someone else was responsible for your injury. If you are an independent contractor, you will need to file a claim against the party, or parties, responsible for your injury. 

 

Common Construction Site Accidents

• Truck or Vehicle Accidents
• Heavy Machinery Accidents

• Electrocutions
• Faulty or Defective Machinery & Tools

• Trench Collapses
• Scaffolding Collapses

• Insufficient Training
• Insufficient Safety Equipment

 

Experience Counts

Because of the issues relating to whether an injury occurred on the job, your employment status, liability issues and worker’s compensation insurance, having an experienced on the job injury lawyer on your side can make all the difference.  An attorney with the financial backing and experience to handle these cases from start to finish is an absolute must to get fully compensated for your loss.  Earl Straight has handled these cases for 25 years, has a proven track record and is available to answer any questions you may have about on the job injury claims.  Call 512-454-1331 for a free consultation.

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Contact Straight Law in Austin, Texas, to request assistance for claiming your rightful workers compensation after you suffer a work injury.