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What Texas residents should know about workplace accidents

If you are one of the thousands of Texans who suffer on-the-job injuries every year, you know how difficult it can be to obtain the money you need and deserve from your employer and other sources. Victims of a workplace accident should be fairly compensated for their injuries and any potentially disabling conditions that result from their experience. This compensation can come from a variety of sources, including your employer, other related businesses and negligent parties.

Texas is home to a wide variety of industries that are relatively risky for employers. We are all aware of the stories of injuries and fatalities at drilling sites offshore and on land. Explosions at oil refineries and chemical plants are not altogether uncommon in our state. Further, many Texans work on ships and boats offshore and on rivers and lakes throughout the state. Construction injuries are also of major concern to workers throughout Texas, as that industry is one of the most dangerous nationwide.

It is important for victims of work-related accidents to know that they have legal rights in the event that they are hurt on the job. Injured parties should report the incident to their employer right away, but they should not agree to talk with an insurance company representative until they have consulted a workers’ compensation attorney. Some insurance companies employ underhanded tactics to prevent victims from accessing the financial resources they need.

Family members of victims who have died in work-related accidents may also be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Remember that victims have many options in the aftermath of fatal work-related motor vehicle accidents and other injurious incidents. Having the right legal team on your side can make all the difference in protecting your legal rights after the loss of a loved one.

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