What to know about third-party workplace injury claims
At a job site, there are many moving pieces present. Several different companies can be involved in the completion of a construction project. You may not have prior experience working with some of these groups, so it can be difficult to know exactly how serious they take safety.
You and your fellow workers need to know that you do have options if you are injured due to the actions of a third party at a construction site or oil rig. You may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for the injuries that you suffered as a result of their negligence.
What should I know about workplace injury claims?
In Texas, most workplace injury claims will lead to a workers' compensation benefits request. This system will apply to the average on-the-job injury. These benefits will be limited according to a strict formula that takes a worker's wages into account.
However, if you were injured by a third party at a job site - say, for example, a contractor hired by someone to perform tasks - you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. The benefit of bringing a personal injury claim is that there are less restrictions on the amount of compensation that can be recovered.
My industry is dangerous, so is it reasonable to seek compensation?
While it’s true that some occupations are simply more dangerous than others, that’s no excuse for hazards not being eliminated when possible. One worker is injured every seven seconds in America, and if you are that worker, you need to know that you will be able to make ends meet while you are recovering from your injury.
Our team of attorneys is here to help you if you are injured and want to seek compensation, and we will work hard to get you the maximum amount possible. At Wyatt Law Firm, we’ve been seeking justice for our clients since 1990. Please contact us with any questions.