Work Injury Lawyer
Workplace injuries are caused by many factors. These include failure to provide working equipment, safe conditions, or enough staff.
The significant suffering of a workplace accident is made more complex by the additional complication of having to sue your employer.
Arlington, TX, comes to work injury lawyer Rocky Walton because he has decades of results winning major cases against employers.
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Many Texas Companies
Do Not Carry Workers' Comp
Unlike some states, Texas does not mandate employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. While approximately 80% of employers in our state do carry workers' comp, many major companies do not. These include Albertsons, Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowes, Macy's, Michaels, QuikTrip, Target, Wal-Mart, and Whataburger.
You can check if your employer carries true workers' comp insurance here. If they do not, our personal injury attorneys can take on your case and pursue the financial restitution you deserve.
Negligent Third Parties Can Also Be Held Accountable
It is not always the employer who is liable for an injured employee's suffering. This is especially the case if your injury took place away from work. For example, a delivery driver who slipped and fell due to unsafe conditions while dropping something off may want to sue the property owner instead of their employer. Our attorneys have handled cases like these for decades and can determine who to hold to account for your injury.
What We Can Sue For
It can be tempting to tough out a work-related injury, get back on the job, and put the past behind you. This line of thinking is especially common for folks who are simply unaware of all the categories of compensation available to them in a personal injury lawsuit. Our Arlington law firm can seek compensation for:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earnings
If your loved one tragically passed away due to a work injury, our lawyers can also seek compensation for funeral expenses, lost companionship, and lost financial support through a wrongful death claim.
Texas Law Allows
Even If You Made a Mistake
Some states are exceedingly hard on plaintiffs. For example, in Virginia an injured person cannot receive compensation in a lawsuit if they were even the slightest bit responsible – even if another party held the majority of the blame. Thankfully, Texas law supports the injured.
Our state uses the modified comparative negligence framework when adjudicating injury claims. This legal system allows individuals who were partially at fault for their injury to receive compensation. The key determination is approximately how at fault the plaintiff is.
If the judge and jury consider you to be 20% to blame, you can receive 80% of the available compensation. On the other hand, if they consider you to be 40% to blame you will only receive 60%. If you are found to be the primary cause of your harm, you will get nothing. This makes it incredibly important to hire attorneys with a proven track record of winning work injury lawsuits.
More Reasons Arlington Relies on Rocky
Rocky is a board-certified personal injury trial law specialist. Only around 2% of attorneys in our entire state can claim this honor. He has the acumen to win in court, and his ability to do so often encourages the opposition to settle for significant amounts beforehand.
In 2023, the nationally renowned attorney evaluator Martindale-Hubbell® gave Rocky its highest peer review rating: AV-Preeminent. This is only awarded to attorneys who others consider to be elite in ethics and skill. Rocky's reputation has led to about 80% of his cases coming as referrals from those who trust him.
Request Proven Representation That Doesn't Cost a Dime
Our law firm provides free consultations. When our lawyers take on a case, they do not charge a single cent upfront. Instead, our attorneys operate on a contingency basis. They only get paid a percentage of any verdict or settlement they obtain. If for some reason they fail to receive compensation on your behalf, you will owe us absolutely nothing.
Rocky goes above and beyond to protect his client's pocketbooks. For example, he can provide you with letters of protection that allow you to receive necessary medical care now without having to pay the bills until after you receive your verdict or settlement. Call or write to our team to request attorneys who are truly committed to protecting injured workers.
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Texas Suffers Far Too Many
In 2021, there were 533 fatal work injuries across Texas. These deaths were caused by many different factors. Our government lists the following six categories of lethal workplace injuries:
- Explosions and fires
- Falls, slips, and trips
- Transportation incidents
- Violence by people or animals
- Contact with objects or equipment
- Harmful substance or environmental exposure
What Is Harmful Exposure?
Many of the work injury causes described above are fairly obvious. However, harmful exposure to an environment or substance can be more subtle and hard to detect. Our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in relevant case law and can examine if you or your loved one was exposed to dangerous conditions.
For example, if you have developed an unexplained respiratory illness, we can see if your employer has been following OSHA's permissible exposure limits. If your employer disregarded these strict rules, they may be considered negligent for exposing you to toxic air that has caused severe harm.
Key Actions to Take After a Workplace Accident
See a Doctor
Sometimes, the rugged nature of Texans can work against them. After a workplace accident, many injured workers handle their harm on their own. This is unwise. Seeing a doctor can make sure any hidden ailments are found. Professional care also generates key medical records we can use to build your case. Failing to seek medical attention can be portrayed by the defense as evidence you were not really hurt.
While not a criminal case, the idea that anything you say can and will be used against you remains true throughout a workplace injury lawsuit. Speaking to coworkers, your boss, or anyone else can only harm your chances. The same goes for communicating with insurance. Insurance company representatives may call to get out-of-context statements or offer lowball settlements. Stay silent and direct them to our lawyers.
Photos, videos, documentation, and any other tangible evidence can help our lawyers build a better case on your behalf. For example, crucial evidence would be a video demonstrating that wobbly and unsafe stairs at a factory led to the conditions that caused your workplace injury. If you have anything that might be helpful, duplicate it on multiple devices and email it to yourself so you never lose it.
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