Thirteen workplace-related deaths occur across the United States every day. In Texas most employers are required to obtain workers compensation insurance in order to have some protection for their employees in the event of a workplace injury or death. This insurance sets limits on the amount of damages the family of a loved one can recover after a workplace death or for the employee in the event of a serious work-related injury. When a serious injury or death occurs while on the job, family members should find out if a third party is responsible for the incident.
A third party claim can be filed when another person or an entity that is not the employer is responsible for the death or serious injury. Many times family members who are dealing with the death of a loved one find that the benefits they are entitled to from workers compensation do not cover much. The lawyers of Abraham Watkins have the experience and expertise to reverse this effect.
A lawyer experienced in this area will be able to file a third party claim in order to help the family recover damages. Under workers compensation insurance the amount the family can recover is limited and in the event of a serious injury, it does not allow the injured to recover for pain and suffering. Filing a third party claim provides the opportunity for such damages to be recovered.
The first and most important step that the worker or his family should take is finding a lawyer that has experience representing injured workers. The lawyer will file the third party claim and keep it separate from the workers compensation claim. This allows the family of a loved one to be compensated for their loss. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury while on the job or has had a workplace death contact us as soon as possible to explore your options. The lawyers of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the experience to successfully pursue your claim.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.