Work Injury Lawyer in Midland
When employers have Texas Workers Compensation Insurance, injured employees may file a claim to seek payment for such items as medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment. Frequently, a lawyer is not needed for this kind of claim because there are limits on what can be recovered. However, if you have been injured on the job by a third party (someone who does not work for your employer), by a defective product or piece of equipment, or your employer does not carry or subscribe to Texas Workers Compensation Insurance, you may have a case in which you might receive more compensation for any injury that you can prove is due to or relates to liability or a wrong on the part of the employer or a third party. Also, if you were injured while driving a company vehicle or your own vehicle during work hours or to do work required of you, you could also have a claim against a negligent third party who caused the wreck. These types of claims typically require a lawyer. Please call us at (432) 423-2374 or click here for a free case review.
High-risk work zones in Midland – like oil fields, construction sites, oil rigs, and highways – have high rates of workplace and auto accidents.
Workers who are injured on the job are entitled to state-regulated workers’ compensation (WC) benefits if the employer has this coverage. Texas is one of the few states, however, that does not require employers to carry WC insurance. In that scenario, some employees are forced to seek alternative means of obtaining compensation for their injuries.
If an employer has opted out of the WC insurance system, an employee may be able to take the employer to court in a lawsuit. An employee can also sue a third party that may have caused or contributed to the damages suffered.
Contact the Midland lawyers of Tate Law Offices, P.C., today for help. We will provide a thorough evaluation of your case and discuss your options for recovering for your losses.
Whether related or unrelated to the oil and gas sector, workplace accidents can stem from any various possible causes. Some causes are not always easy to determine, which only increases the need for a worker to seek the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.
In general, some of the most common causes of accidents in Midland workplaces include the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Failure to maintain work area
- Falling objects
- Burns or explosions
- Poor lighting
How a Lawyer at Tate Law Offices, P.C., Can Help
If you sustained injuries from a work-related accident near Midland, Odessa, Ector County, or the Permian Basin that was caused by someone other than your employer, or your employer does not carry workers compensation insurance, please call us for a free case evaluation. Our firm’s mission is to help clients obtain top-dollar settlements for their work injury cases.
Call us at (432) 423-2374 to schedule a free consultation.