Fatal Work Accidents

When Work Accidents Turn Fatal

Representing the Surviving Family Members of Victims

Under Texas law, if a work-related accident results in the death of an employee, the surviving family members have the right to sue the employer for damages. These cases can be extremely complex, and it is critical that you have a skilled attorney representing you from the start. At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC our Austin personal injury lawyer represents the families of those who have lost their lives in the process of doing their jobs.

We understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one, especially when he or she dies in an accident that could have been prevented. We will be there to support you during this difficult time and do everything in our power to see that your loved one's death does not go unpunished. To request a complimentary consultation, call us at (512) 271-5112.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

If your loved one's employer has workers' compensation insurance, gross negligence must be shown in order for you to file a successful wrongful death claim. If the employer does not carry workers' compensation insurance, only standard negligence needs to be shown. We will take the time to explain the legal issues surrounding your case as well as your legal options. We will give you our best recommendation about how to proceed and pursue every available option.

By filing a wrongful death claim, you may be able to obtain compensation for:

  • Medical care
  • Funeral arrangements
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

We know that there is no amount of money that will compensate for the loss of your loved one. We only hope to put you and your children in the best possible situation as you begin the process of transitioning into this new phase of your life. In addition, we work to create fundamental change in the way businesses operate in an effort to minimize the chances of future victimization.

Need More Information? Contact Our Austin Injury Attorney.

If you would like more information about filing a wrongful death claim, we can help you understand the process and what you can expect. We will handle all the details of your claim on your behalf. Our firm will handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay out-of-pocket legal fees if we do not win your case.

For the caring legal guidance you need, please turn to our firm today.