Work Accident Attorneys

There are three types of work injury cases: (1) "Third Party" cases; and (2) "Workers' Compensation" cases, and (3)“Non-Subscriber Cases.

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Workplace Accidents & Work-Related Injuries

When somebody gets hurt at work, we have to analyze the case to determine whether they have a claim.  Work injury laws can be complicated, and depend on the facts of each case. If an employer has workers’ compensation insurance, then generally the injured worker cannot sue their employer.  However, it’s not that simple, and there is very often a potential case even when an employer apparently has workers’ compensation. If you call our office, we will be glad to quickly evaluate whether you have a potential claim.

Workers’ Compensation “Third Party” Cases

If the employer in Texas has workers’ compensation insurance, they are referred to in the law as a “subscriber”.  If an employer is a subscriber, that employer has immunity from claims by the injured worker, which means that the injured worker cannot make any claims against the employer for their injuries, and may only make claims against third parties who may have contributed to causing the injury.

For example, if a client was working on a construction site for a plumbing contractor who carries worker’s compensation, and got hurt on the job by somebody working for a different company, say an electrical sub-contractor, then we could make claims against that third party.  Or, if a defective product, such as a valve caused the injury, we could go after the manufacturer or distributor of the defective product. These types of claims are known as “third-party” claims because they involve somebody other than the injured party and their employer.

Other examples of third party claims would be if someone is driving for work and is hit by another vehicle; a claim can be made against the driver who caused the crash. Likewise, if a person is working for a drilling company on an oilfield site and is injured, the drilling company—if they have workers’ compensation coverage—cannot be liable, but if the production company or some other company, such as a casing crew, was on scene and contributed to causing the accident, then a claim can be made against those responsible parties.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident regardless of where you live, we will be happy to evaluate your potential case through a free consultation. For immediate contact, call us directly: 866-492-2509

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Injured on the Job?

Every case is different, and our ability to help the client make a recovery depends on many facts, including whether the employer has sufficient assets or other insurance to pay the damages. We would be glad to evaluate your claim—just call us.

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Do not assume or trust others when they say that your employer has workers’ compensation. Our firm has had numerous cases where the client thought that their employer had workers’ compensation coverage, and, therefore, they thought that they had no remedy in a courtroom, but as it turns out, the employer did not have work comp, allowing us to make a recovery for the client.


Three Types of Work Injuries

  • Non-Subscriber Cases

    In Texas, if the injured worker’s employer does not have—or “subscribe” to—valid workers’ compensation insurance in a Texas case, that is known as a “non-subscriber” case. In non-subscriber cases “contributory negligence” is not a defense. So even if the injured employee caused their own injury, the employer may still be liable for things like bad training, poor safety, and poor or inadequate safety policies.

  • Workers’ Compensation “Third Party” Cases

    f the employer in Texas has workers’ compensation insurance, they are referred to in the law as a “subscriber”. If an employer is a subscriber, that employer has immunity from claims by the injured worker, which means that the injured worker cannot make any claims against the employer for their injuries, and may only make claims against third parties who may have contributed to causing the injury.

  • Gross Negligence Death Cases under Workers’ Compensation

    If the employer in Texas has been verified as a “subscriber” and there is no “third party” claim, then the injured employee cannot handle their claim in court; they must handle their claim through the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission.


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