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Can I Sue a Third Party Who Injured Me at Work?

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Texas workplace injury attorneyWorkplace injuries are incredibly common; nearly three in 100 workers get injured every year in the United States, making your lifetime chance of a workplace injury very high. While workers’ compensation insurance may be useful to some people after a workplace injury, private companies in Texas are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Furthermore, sometimes a third party, rather than an employer, is responsible for an employee’s injury in the job.

If you have been injured as the result of the actions of a third party in your workplace, you may want to know more about taking legal action against them. 

Examples of Third Parties That Can Cause Workplace Injuries

Business, offices, construction sites, and other workplaces are usually filled with people coming and going. While the third parties that will be present in your workplace will depend on your specific field of work, just a few examples of third parties that could cause workplace injuries include: 

  • Construction site contractors, such as electricians, concrete pourers, excavator teams, and more, who can cause electrocutions, crushing injuries, truck or other heavy equipment injuries, or slips and falls
  • Delivery teams who leave boxes or packages in walkways, causing employees to trip and fall
  • Repairmen and technicians who leave tools and other objects lying around
  • Drivers from commercial trucking firms 
  • Security firms and their employees 
  • Building and property owners who are negligent in maintaining the building’s premises

Sometimes, the nature of a workplace accident clearly demonstrates who is responsible for an employee’s injuries. Other times, a more extensive investigation must be done to determine liability. This could include collecting surveillance footage, eyewitness testimony, employee timesheets, and more. 

What Kind of Damages Can I Get for a Workplace Injury? 

While every case is unique, if you can prove that a third party owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty of care, and that the breach caused you harm, you could collect damages in a number of areas. For example, if a heavy object fell on you, causing a serious brain injury and causing you to be unable to work for months, damages you may be awarded include: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages 
  • Loss of quality of life 

Having an experienced workplace injury attorney helping you with your case can ensure you get the full scope and maximum amount of damages to which you are entitled. 

Meet with a San Antonio Workplace Injury Lawyer

If a third party is responsible for your workplace injury, you may have the option of seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. At Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys, we will investigate your case and find out the best option for getting you the help and support you need. Call us today at 210-951-9467 to schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with one of our Bexar County, TX personal injury attorneys




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