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San Antonio Workplace & Jobsite Injury Attorney

San Antonio workplace accident attorney

San Antonio Workplace & Jobsite Injury Lawyer Serving Texas

Everyone has the right to work in a safe environment. While some occupations are more dangerous than others, employers should always make sure employees have the necessary equipment and training to minimize the risk of injury. Even if employers and employees alike take precautions to stay as safe as possible, workplace accidents can still occur. Fortunately, injured workers have multiple options in these cases, and they will usually be able to receive workers' compensation benefits. However, victims of work injuries can sometimes struggle to receive the proper compensation that will allow them to make a full recovery and avoid financial difficulties. To ensure that legal issues related to a work injury will be addressed correctly, victims will want to secure legal representation from an attorney with the necessary knowledge, experience, and skills.

It is rare for a lawyer to have first-hand experience of real, hard work. When you work with Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys, you can be represented by a workplace accident lawyer who grew up turning wrenches, wearing FRCs in the Texas heat, and pulling 7/12s on a shutdown. Our family and friends are welders, mechanics, boilermakers, pipe fitters, and crane operators. Our lawyers know the difference between what a company's safety policy says on paper and what company safety looks like in the real world. You can trust us to apply real-world experience to your case.

In addition to practical knowledge of workplace safety issues, our attorneys have extensive experience pursuing workplace accident cases against some of the nation's largest companies, and we have dealt with some of the most complex issues in the field. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve.

Representing Victims of Multiple Types of Workplace Accidents

Employers are required to meet certain standards and follow all applicable regulations. These include regulations put in place at the federal level by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as statutes and policies enforced by state regulatory agencies. Unfortunately, some companies cut corners in order to minimize expenses, complete work more quickly, and maximize profits. Violations of OSHA standards or other laws can put workers at serious risk of injury, and these violations may be considered negligence by an employer that caused unnecessary risk to employees.

It is not always necessary to prove that an employer was negligent for a workplace accident or injury. When employers have workers' compensation insurance, employees will be able to receive medical and disability benefits following work-related injuries or illnesses, including in cases involving workplace accidents or other situations where injuries were caused by the work a person performed. Workers' comp benefits are available no matter whether an employer, an employee, or other parties were responsible for an injury.

However, Texas does not require employers to maintain workers' compensation insurance. In cases involving non-subscriber employers, workers may be able to pursue compensation by demonstrating that they were injured by an employer's negligence. Injured workers may also be able to pursue third-party claims against any other parties that were responsible for an accident or injury. Our attorneys can help demonstrate negligence for a work injury and ensure that a victim can recover compensation from any and all liable parties. We can assist with:

Workplace & Jobsite Injury FAQs


How Should Records Related to a Workplace Injury Be Maintained?

Answer: Records relating to workplace injuries must be meticulously maintained in compliance with legal requirements. All incidents, injuries, and near misses should be documented promptly and accurately. For instance, details such as date, time, location, nature of the injury, witnesses who were present, and more should be recorded. Medical reports, treatment records, and any communication regarding the incident should be securely stored. Proper documentation and maintenance of workplace injury records are crucial for regulatory compliance and ensuring employee safety.


How Long Do You Have to Report a Workplace Injury?

Answer: According to the Texas Department of Insurance, workers injured in the workplace must report their injuries to their employer within 30 days of the date of the injury or from the date they learned their injury was related to work. Additionally, if the injured person is interested in pursuing a workers’ compensation claim related to their work injury, they must file the claim within one year after the accident.


Can I Sue My Workplace for an Injury?

Answer: In Texas, an employee cannot sue their employer for damages if they receive or are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, if the employer is not a subscriber to workers’ compensation, then an employee could file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer or a claim through their employer’s private insurance policy.


How Long Does it Take to Report a Workplace Injury?

Answer: A workplace injury should be reported immediately after the incident occurs. Delays in reporting can lead to complications in receiving timely medical treatment, and they may impact the validity of workers’ compensation claims. Prompt reporting ensures that an injured worker can receive proper care and that the incident will be addressed correctly.


What Happens if I Am Injured on the Job or I Become Sick From Something That is Job-Related?

Answer: If you are injured on the job or become ill due to a work-related cause, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including coverage for medical expenses and lost wages. Your employer should provide you with the necessary forms and information to file a claim. Seeking medical attention promptly and following the prescribed treatment plan is important for your recovery and your eligibility for potential compensation.


How Does Workers’ Compensation Help Me if I Have a Work-Related Injury?

Answer: Workers’ compensation provides financial and medical benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation can cover medical expenses such as doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, and medications. You may also receive compensation for disabilities that prevent you from returning to full-time work on a temporary or permanent basis. Workers’ compensation may also offer vocational rehabilitation services to help you return to work if your injury prevents you from performing your previous job duties.


Who Pays for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Answer: Workers’ compensation insurance companies typically pay benefits to injured workers. Employers pay premiums to insurance companies to fund workers’ compensation coverage. Then, when an employee files a valid workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company provides the necessary benefits.


What Work-Related Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Answer: Workers’ compensation typically covers work-related injuries such as slips and falls, muscle sprains and strains, repetitive strain injuries, back injuries, burns, cuts, fractures, and occupational illnesses.


What Types of Benefits Are Provided by Workers’ Compensation?

Answer: Benefits may include coverage for medical expenses related to the injury or illness, wage replacement for lost income during recovery, vocational rehabilitation services to help injured workers return to work, and death benefits for the dependents of workers who are killed on the job.


How Do I Apply to Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits if I Have Had a Work-Related Injury?

Answer: To apply for workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury in Texas, contact the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation and inform them of your injury to initiate the claims process. They will provide you with the necessary forms and guidance on how to proceed with filing your claim.


When Should I Begin Receiving My Temporary Total Disability Benefits for My Work-Related Injury?

Answer: Your benefits should begin once your specific injury causes you to miss at least eight days of work. Benefits are generally not paid the first week of your injury unless you lose all or some of your pay for 14 days or more. Also, please be advised that a disability does not only mean a physical handicap. A disability means your injury has prohibited you from earning money.


Can I Be Fired for Applying for Workers’ Compensation?

Answer: Absolutely not. It is illegal in Texas to fire employees because they file a legitimate injury claim for workers’ compensation. In addition, a person cannot be fired because of their disability.


What Is a Third-Party Claim?

Answer: A third-party work injury claim involves seeking compensation from a party other than your employer for a work-related injury. Third-party claims are usually pursued in more severe incidents that result in serious injury or death to the employee. If you pursue a third-party claim for your injuries after receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may be required to reimburse the insurance company that paid you those benefits if you win your lawsuit against the third party.


How Do I Know if My Work-Related Injury Would Make a Viable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Answer: To determine if your work-related injury would make a viable workers’ compensation claim, consider the following factors: Was the injury sustained while performing work duties? Did the injury occur during work hours or on your employer’s premises? Did you report the injury to your employer in a timely manner? Did you seek medical attention and document your injury? As you weigh your options, these questions and more will be necessary.


Can I Choose My Own Doctor or Hospital to Treat My Work-Related Injury?

Answer: Not necessarily. You may need to select a doctor from your employer’s network. Your employer will likely give you a list of options. If your employer is not in a network, you can ask your own doctor whether they treat workers’ compensation patients.


If I Choose My Own Doctor for My Work-Related Injury, Do I Have to Pay?

Answer: If you venture out of your employer’s network without approval for medical care related to your injury, you may end up having to pay your medical bills yourself. On the other hand, if you stay in your employer’s network for treatment, you will not be required to pay for medically necessary care related to your injury.


What Information Should I Share During an Independent Medical Evaluation?

Answer: Discuss with them the extent of your pain, which activities may cause you to make the injury or pain worse, and how the injury and pain ultimately affect you. NEVER lie about the extent of your injury, and be honest regarding past injuries and accidents.


How Do I Pay for an Attorney to Represent Me While Filing my Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Answer: At Alford and Clark, we offer free consultations at the outset of a case before representation is decided upon. We also work on a contingency basis, meaning that we will only get paid if we win your case. Our fee will be a percentage of the benefits recovered. This type of arrangement allows you to hire a lawyer without upfront costs.


What Should I Expect From My Workplace Injury Attorney?

Answer: Your workplace injury attorney will provide legal guidance, evaluate your case, communicate updates, negotiate with insurance companies, represent you in legal proceedings, and advocate for your rights. They will work diligently to protect your interests, seek fair compensation for your injuries, and ensure you can pursue and receive the benefits you are entitled to under Texas workers’ compensation laws.


What Is the Statute of Limitations Regarding the Filing of a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Texas?

Answer: The Texas statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims is one year. This means that if you fail to file your claim within one year, you will likely have lost your opportunity to receive benefits.

Contact Our Bexar County Work Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured while working, you deserve to receive compensation that will allow you to make a full recovery and address the income you have lost or will be unable to earn in the future. Our attorneys can help you understand your options following a workplace accident or work-related injury, and we will fight to protect your rights as you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free consultation and get legal help with your case, contact Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys by calling 210-951-9467. Our law firm has offices in San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Houston, and we assist clients throughout the state of Texas.

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