Do I need an attorney after an accident at work?
El Paso work accident lawyer Michael J. Gopin handles cases involving serious injuries and fatalities. At our law firm, we realize it’s not unusual for an accident to occur while you are on the job. For people who work in construction or at an oil rig, the risk of injury is higher than it is for people working in many other jobs. A serious work injury can leave you disabled, either temporarily or permanently. If you suffered a head injury, broken bones, or other serious injuries while on the job, you may be worried about paying your bills. You may not know how you will take care of your family if you can’t return to work or have to take time off to recover. You may even wonder if you have to change careers and pursue job training.
If you have any of these questions or other questions related to your job accident, call 915-532-1111 for a free consultation. Our law firm is here to help answer your questions and discuss your options. We have helped people injured on the job get the compensation and closure they need. If you or a loved one was injured, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other possible damages.
What if someone other than my employer was negligent?
A common workplace injury may be the result of third-party negligence (someone other than your employer). For example, a worker on a construction site may sustain a construction injury due to the negligence of a contractor, subcontractor or another negligent party. In such cases, you may be able to pursue damages related to pain and suffering in addition to medical treatment and lost wages.
What other workplace cases can an attorney handle?
In some cases, an employer may dismiss an injured worker. If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and your company fired you because they do not want to pay the claim or were not happy you filed the claim, you may be able to pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit in El Paso.
What are some common workplace accident injuries in Texas?
A work injury can be debilitating, even one that appears minor at first. The following are some of the typical types of injuries that we see in accidents in El Paso and throughout the state:
- Head and neck injuries
- Head trauma or brain injuries
- Blindness or hearing loss
- Spinal cord damage
- Injuries to the leg, knee, ankle or foot
- Repetitive stress injury (such as carpal tunnel syndrome or other injuries from repetitive motion)
- Occupational illness (toxic or harmful exposure to materials like asbestos)
- Burns, scars and disfigurement
- Work-related heart attack or stroke
- Other serious injuries
Contact a Workman’s Comp Lawyer in El Paso, TX
Our workplace injury attorneys understand how to prepare a strong case for clients who have been injured on the job. Contact an experienced El Paso lawyer today for a free consultation. Call or email our firm today. Call 915-532-1111.