Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in a work-related accident? Have you become ill due to conditions in your workplace? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and possibly for pain and suffering, as well. To protect your rights and to ensure that you get all the compensation to which you are entitled, you should contact the experienced workplace accident attorneys at Kherkher Garcia, LLP. We can help determine what compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Contact Kherkher Garcia, LLP at (713) 333-1030 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your claim with a seasoned workplace accident attorney. We can help you figure out the best way to get the compensation you deserve.
- Why Do You Need a Houston Workplace Accident Lawyer?
- Why Should I Choose Kherkher Garcia, LLP to Represent Me?
- Types of Workplace Accident Cases We Handle
- Common Workplace Injuries
- What Types of Compensation Are Available?
- Time Limits for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit
- Contact a Workplace Accident Lawyer Today
Why Do You Need a Houston Workplace Accident Lawyer?
When you’re injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In Texas, employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer has that insurance, that’s where you’d start. If your company has no workers’ comp insurance, then in order to recover from your injuries, you’ll need to file a civil lawsuit. That’s where the Houston workplace accident lawyers of Kherkher Garcia, LLP come in.
Your lawyer will discuss your case with you to learn all about the accident. Our firm has the resources to mount an investigation into the accident itself to find out what caused the accident and who was at fault. If necessary, we can bring in accident recreation experts and investigators to dig deeply into the fundamentals of your case.
We will help you file a workers’ comp claim or file a civil suit if required. We can manage all the aspects of your claim and case, so you don’t have to. We will protect your legal rights and stand up for you, whether in settlement negotiations or in court. All you should be doing at this point is recovering from your injuries, not worrying about paperwork and deadlines.
Insurance companies’ representatives do not represent you. Even though they may sound compassionate on the phone, they represent the insurance company. Don’t talk to anyone about your accident and don’t sign anything the insurance company sends you until you’ve talked with your attorney.
Any settlement offer the insurance company makes must be carefully evaluated. When you retain Kherkher Garcia, LLP, one of our skilled attorneys can deal with the insurance companies, including examining any offers they may make. Insurance companies often attempt to get an injured party to accept a settlement that is far less than that which the law entitles you to.
A workplace accident lawyer can help you get all possible compensation for the injuries and damages you have incurred. In addition, your attorney can communicate with all of the attorneys involved in your case so you don’t have to. Our attorneys can do the work for you and make sure that your right to recover fair and just compensation for your injuries and damages is not compromised.
Remember, statistics show that you will get a better outcome if you have legal representation. You may end up recovering three times as much if you have a lawyer representing you than if you attempt to handle the matter on your own.
Why Should I Choose Kherkher Garcia, LLP to Represent Me?
Kherkher Garcia, LLP has over thirty years of trial experience. We have successfully recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we want to put our skills and passion to work for you, too. One of the most effective methods we use to get the most for our clients is being prepared to go to trial. Our experience shows that insurance companies are much more likely to enter into a settlement if they knew that we’re not afraid to go to trial. They know that a trial could end up costing them much more than if they had just paid the full and fair compensation in the first place.
Kherkher Garcia, LLP is based in Houston, Texas, but our attorneys have significant trial experience and expertise throughout the country. This means that if it turns out a third party is responsible for your injuries, and they are based somewhere other than Houston, we can represent you.
Litigation is expensive, but you do not need to pay us anything upfront. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. “Contingency fee basis” means that we only get paid if you get paid, and you owe us nothing until your compensation comes through. Everyone deserves high-quality representation, whether they have money or not.
At Kherkher Garcia, LLP, we have access to many resources and a team of experienced and skilled attorneys. Our attorneys will professionally and expertly guide you through the legal process. They will protect your rights against the big corporations and insurance companies and help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Workplace Accident Cases We Handle
Many workplace accidents result from a failure to follow prescribed safety steps, faulty equipment, or failed or incompetent repairs. Others, though, can stem from a wide variety of accidents. Here is a list of some types of cases we handle:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Repetitive motion
- Exposure to substances
- Vehicular accidents on the job site
- Equipment failure
- Falling objects or equipment
- Electrical accidents
A Houston workplace accident lawyer can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused your injuries. Our investigation can help you figure out why the accident occurred. We can then identify all of the parties responsible for the accident. Kherkher Garcia, LLP can help you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
Common Workplace Injuries
Work comes in many different forms. Office work, construction work, transportation work, retail: all have different potential injuries that may result. The following is a list of types of injuries that can happen at work:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Loss of vision
- Hearing loss
- Broken limbs
- Repetitive trauma injuries
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Exposure to toxic substances present in the workplace (may cause cancer, organ injury or even organ failure, and birth defects as well as many other injuries)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
People may suffer many other injuries in addition to those listed above from an accident in the workplace. If your injury is not listed, it does not mean that you do not deserve compensation.
What Types of Compensation Are Available?
When you’ve been injured at work, it’s only right that you be compensated for the damage done to your body. Additionally, you should be compensated for any financial expenses that result from the accident.
After an accident in Texas, if your employer has workers’ compensation coverage, you could be compensated for your medical expenses, present and future. You could also be paid temporary partial disability benefits, which would replace a portion of your wages while you cannot work, or permanent total disability benefits, which are intended as a salary replacement when you are unable to return to your usual and customary job.
Permanent total disability benefits may be payable for life if your injury is one listed on the state’s PTD schedule. You may also be eligible for a permanent partial disability award, which is a sum of money paid to a worker for the damage caused to their body.
If your employer has no workers’ compensation coverage, you may file a civil suit against your employer. If there was third party involved, such as a contractor or other company, you may file a civil suit against them, as well. In either case, your compensation could be made up of two elements: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are essentially dollar-for-dollar repayment for actual money spent. These damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate, as they have no dollar value attached. Examples of non-economic damages you could recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Time Limits for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit
In Texas, you have a year to file a workers’ compensation claim with the state. You are required to notify your employer of your workplace accident within 30 days. Due to the statute of limitations in Texas, you have two years to file a personal injury civil suit with the court.
These deadlines are important. If you miss the deadline for filing your workers’ comp case or the deadline for filing your civil suit, your case can be dismissed. If that happens, you will have lost your right to pursue compensation in those avenues permanently.
Don’t take the chance. Hire a lawyer whose job will be to make sure all the paperwork for your claim and your lawsuit is filed on time. Don’t let a blown deadline cost you thousands of dollars.
Contact a Workplace Accident Lawyer Today
Call the attorneys of Kherkher Garcia, LLP at (713) 333-1030 to schedule your free consultation. Let one of our professionals review the details of your case. We will see to it that you get all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
You deserve to be compensated for your workplace injury. Let the professionals at Kherkher Garcia, LLP protect your rights, safeguard your interests, and get you the money you deserve.