Austin Work Injury Attorney
Hurt on the Job? Call The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC for Help!
Were you injured at work? Did a family member die as a result of a workplace
accident? If so, you need assistance from an Austin personal injury lawyer
who has complete command of Texas laws and the options available to you.
What you need is The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC on your side. After carefully
assessing the details of your accident, we can help you determine if you
have a case and how to best proceed. We're available 24/7, so please
don’t wait to give us a call.
We handle all types of workplace accident claims, including those that involve:
Workers’ Compensation vs. Third Party Liability Claims
A third party is anyone other than your employer. For example, if you are
a subcontracted construction worker, your employer is probably a contractor.
If you are injured in a
construction accident, you would not be able to sue your employer for damages. However, if the
injury was caused by someone other than your employer, you may be able
to sue that third party for damages. Of course, injured workers can also
pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
Here are a few examples of workplace accidents caused by third-party negligence:
- A commercial truck driver is hit by a drunk driver while delivering goods
- A construction worker is injured while using defective equipment
- A painter is exposed to toxic fumes while using lead-based paint
- An employee is physically assaulted by their co-worker while at work
Do I Have Grounds to Sue My Employer in Texas?
Employers who do not subscribe to workers’ compensation can be sued
when an employee suffers a serious injury or death. Employers who do subscribe
to workers’ compensation can only be sued if a worker was injured
or killed as a result of gross negligence or a purposeful intent to cause
harm. Our Austin work injury lawyer is adept at analyzing these types
of cases and can help you determine if gross negligence on the part of
the employer caused your injury.
Don’t Wait to Give Us a Call – Our Firm is Available 24/7
With extensive knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's
(OSHA) regulations, the Austin personal injury attorney at The Stewart
Law Firm, PLLC is well-equipped to handle your catastrophic injury or
wrongful death case. We have handled thousands of
personal injury cases, including those involving workplace injuries, so you can trust
that your future will be in capable hands. You can call our office 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t wait to get started!