Workplace Accident FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Injuries

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If you have been injured at work, you deserve to learn about your legal options. You may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits and additional compensation.

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we help people who are dealing with all types of injuries at work. You can contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

In addition, you can read the information below for answers to frequently asked questions about workplace injuries.

Q: What steps should I take immediately following a work accident?

A: After an injury in the workplace, it is important to take these steps:

  • Seek medical attention immediately;
  • Report the injury to your employer;
  • Talk to an attorney to understand your rights and legal options.

Having an experienced attorney on your side through the process can be extremely beneficial.

Q: Am I covered by workers' compensation?

A: A worker is covered if the injury occurred at work and the employer has purchased workers' compensation insurance. Private employers in Texas are not required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage, so many do while others do not.

However, even if the employer has purchased workers' compensation insurance, on occasion claims, even when an injury is serious. In these cases, workers may wish to speak to an attorney about pursuing an appeal.

Workers' compensation covers medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses. Plus, if a negligent third party caused the injury, the worker may be eligible for additional compensation.

Q: A co-worker was negligent and caused my injury. What options do I have?

A: Workers' compensation covers all types of workplace injuries, including those caused by negligent co-workers.

However, many people are unaware of the options available to them if they were injured in an incident caused by a negligent third party such as another company or a product manufacturer.

Depending on the circumstances of your injury, we may be able to file a third-party liability claim on your behalf. You may be entitled to additional compensation if a negligent co-worker or other third party caused or contributed to your incident.

Q: What if my employer did not purchase workers' compensation insurance?

A: Under the law, if an employer failed to purchase workers' compensation insurance, an injured employee can bring a claim directly against the employer if the employer, or a co-worker, negligently caused the incident. At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we handle many cases on behalf of workers injured by the negligence of employers who did not provide workers' compensation insurance.

Q: How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

A: At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we charge no fees upfront. In fact, you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

We also offer a free initial consultation. You can use this opportunity to ask us questions and find out if we are a good fit.

Additional Questions? Contact Us Now For A Free Consultation.

If you or a loved one has been injured at work, call our Houston law office for a free consultation: 800-580-9121 or 713-587-9668.