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Industrial Accident Attorneys at Kherkher Garcia

OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS REPRESENT VICTIMS OF CATASTROPHIC AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY

Industrial worksites can be dangerous places to work. As a result, it is critical that the jobsite be well-maintained, and workers be adequately supervised to ensure that they are safe as possible and reduce the risk of an industrial accident.

Unfortunately, sometimes errors are made, or shortcuts are taken, which increases the risk of an industrial accident. Even when are precautions are taken, it is still possible for an industrial accident to occur. When a worker is injured in an industrial accident, he or she may be entitled to receive compensation for his or her medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, regardless of who may have been at fault for the industrial accident.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an industrial accident in the Houston area, contact the attorneys of Kherkher & Garcia today. Our legal team can help you to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and other damages.

How Industrial Accidents Happen

Industrial accidents can have numerous potential causes. Some of the most common reasons for industrial accidents include:

    • Defective equipment or machinery
    • Improper protection for equipment or machinery
    • Inadequate lighting or ventilation
    • Inadequate safety devices
    • Improper or unsafe storage
    • Fatigue
    • Lack of concentration due to monotonous tasks
    • Inadequate training
    • Inadequate supervision
    • Failure to use proper safety equipment and procedures
    • Failure to keep workspace clean and clear of debris and obstructions
    • Working too quickly
    • Using unsafe positions
    • Horseplay or distracting behavior

Dangers of Industrial Accidents/Common Injuries Suffered

Many industrial workplaces contain numerous hazards, which can cause serious injuries, especially when safety precautions are not taken. Some of the common injuries that are suffered in industrial accidents include:

  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Eye injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, sprains, and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Neck and back injuries, including whiplash or strain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries and spinal cord injuries, including paralysis

No matter how serious or minor your injuries from an industrial accident are, you may be entitled to compensation if you require medical treatment, miss time from work, or suffer impairment from your injuries.

What Compensation Is Available?

Following an industrial accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. Under Texas law, workers’ compensation benefits can provide four types of benefits:

  • Medical benefits – pays for any medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary to treat a worker’s work-related illness or injury; these benefits are paid directly to a worker’s medical provider – although a worker may choose his or her provider, the provider must be on a list approved by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the provider must approve all treatment (except for emergency treatment)
  • Income benefits – replaces a portion of a worker’s lost wages arising from work missed due to a work-related illness or injury; income benefits can also provide compensation if a worker suffers a temporary or permanent impairment to a body part or bodily function; a worker may also be eligible to receive supplemental income benefits, such as vocational rehabilitation that can place an injured worker who cannot return to his or her job in another position within the worker’s physical limitations
  • Death benefits – provides a deceased worker’s family with the replacement of a portion of the worker’s income
  • Burial benefits – pays for some or all of a deceased worker’s funeral and burial expenses

If you file a personal injury suit for your industrial accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital stays, surgery, doctor’s office visits, medication, physical and occupational therapy, mobility devices, and durable medical equipment
  • Lost wages, if you miss time from work due to your injuries
  • Lost earning capacity, if you are unable to return to your old job and you suffer a reduction in the amount of income you earn as a result
  • Pain and suffering, or the conscious physical and emotional anguish and distress caused by your injuries
  • Lost quality of life, arising from scarring or disfigurement caused by your injuries, or from your inability to perform daily tasks or participate in activities you enjoyed before you were hurt.

If you have questions about the workers’ compensation benefits or personal injury compensation you may be entitled to, contact the Houston industrial accident lawyers at Kherkher Garcia today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Industrial Accidents

Do I need an attorney to file a claim for an industrial accident?

Although you are not required to have an attorney to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits following an industrial accident, you should hire an experienced industrial accident lawyer to protect your rights and look out for your best interests.

This is especially important if your employer has denied your request for benefits or is seeking to reduce or terminate benefits it is already paying to you. Having legal representation following an industrial accident can put you in the best position to protect your rights to the benefits you need and deserve.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for my industrial accident?

Possibly. When you are injured in an industrial accident, your employer is required to pay you workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are your sole remedy against your employer.

However, if the industrial accident is caused by someone’s acts or negligence or caused by defective products, equipment, or machinery, you may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim against a person or entity that bears responsibility for your industrial accident.

It's important to note that your employer may be able to recoup workers’ compensation benefits it paid you from any recovery you obtain in a personal injury claim.

Do I have to report my accident?

Yes. Under Texas law, you have the responsibility to inform your employer if you were injured in an industrial accident.

You are required to inform your employer within 30 days of the date of your accident or the date that you first became aware that an illness or injury was work-related. If you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim with the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation, you have to file your claim form within one year from the date that you were injured or that you knew your injury or illness was work-related.

You must also submit the form within one year to preserve your right to file a claim with the state, even if you are already receiving benefits from your employer.

Why Choose Kherkher Garcia?

If you or your loved one have been injured in an industrial accident, you may be wondering about which law firm to choose to help you. When you choose Kherkher Garcia to represent you following your industrial accident, you will receive the legal assistance of a firm whose attorneys are nationally recognized for having a track record of success obtaining compensation for industrial accident victims.

We know that you are counting on receiving fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses; that is why we’ll treat your case with the personal attention that it deserves. Our team of trial attorneys are prepared to take each case as far as necessary to get you the financial recovery you need; our attorneys are highly experienced litigators who successfully obtain millions in compensation for our clients.

If you believe you have a claim following an industrial accident, contact the Houston lawyers of Kherkher Garcia today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Industrial Accident Attorneys at Kherkher Garcia

OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS REPRESENT VICTIMS OF CATASTROPHIC AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY

Industrial worksites can be dangerous places to work. As a result, it is critical that the jobsite be well-maintained, and workers be adequately supervised to ensure that they are safe as possible and reduce the risk of an industrial accident.

Unfortunately, sometimes errors are made, or shortcuts are taken, which increases the risk of an industrial accident. Even when are precautions are taken, it is still possible for an industrial accident to occur. When a worker is injured in an industrial accident, he or she may be entitled to receive compensation for his or her medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, regardless of who may have been at fault for the industrial accident.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an industrial accident in the Houston area, contact the attorneys of Kherkher & Garcia today. Our legal team can help you to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and other damages.

How Industrial Accidents Happen

Industrial accidents can have numerous potential causes. Some of the most common reasons for industrial accidents include:

    • Defective equipment or machinery
    • Improper protection for equipment or machinery
    • Inadequate lighting or ventilation
    • Inadequate safety devices
    • Improper or unsafe storage
    • Fatigue
    • Lack of concentration due to monotonous tasks
    • Inadequate training
    • Inadequate supervision
    • Failure to use proper safety equipment and procedures
    • Failure to keep workspace clean and clear of debris and obstructions
    • Working too quickly
    • Using unsafe positions
    • Horseplay or distracting behavior

Dangers of Industrial Accidents/Common Injuries Suffered

Many industrial workplaces contain numerous hazards, which can cause serious injuries, especially when safety precautions are not taken. Some of the common injuries that are suffered in industrial accidents include:

  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Eye injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, sprains, and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Neck and back injuries, including whiplash or strain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries and spinal cord injuries, including paralysis

No matter how serious or minor your injuries from an industrial accident are, you may be entitled to compensation if you require medical treatment, miss time from work, or suffer impairment from your injuries.

What Compensation Is Available?

Following an industrial accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. Under Texas law, workers’ compensation benefits can provide four types of benefits:

  • Medical benefits – pays for any medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary to treat a worker’s work-related illness or injury; these benefits are paid directly to a worker’s medical provider – although a worker may choose his or her provider, the provider must be on a list approved by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the provider must approve all treatment (except for emergency treatment)
  • Income benefits – replaces a portion of a worker’s lost wages arising from work missed due to a work-related illness or injury; income benefits can also provide compensation if a worker suffers a temporary or permanent impairment to a body part or bodily function; a worker may also be eligible to receive supplemental income benefits, such as vocational rehabilitation that can place an injured worker who cannot return to his or her job in another position within the worker’s physical limitations
  • Death benefits – provides a deceased worker’s family with the replacement of a portion of the worker’s income
  • Burial benefits – pays for some or all of a deceased worker’s funeral and burial expenses

If you file a personal injury suit for your industrial accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital stays, surgery, doctor’s office visits, medication, physical and occupational therapy, mobility devices, and durable medical equipment
  • Lost wages, if you miss time from work due to your injuries
  • Lost earning capacity, if you are unable to return to your old job and you suffer a reduction in the amount of income you earn as a result
  • Pain and suffering, or the conscious physical and emotional anguish and distress caused by your injuries
  • Lost quality of life, arising from scarring or disfigurement caused by your injuries, or from your inability to perform daily tasks or participate in activities you enjoyed before you were hurt.

If you have questions about the workers’ compensation benefits or personal injury compensation you may be entitled to, contact the Houston industrial accident lawyers at Kherkher Garcia today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Industrial Accidents

Do I need an attorney to file a claim for an industrial accident?

Although you are not required to have an attorney to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits following an industrial accident, you should hire an experienced industrial accident lawyer to protect your rights and look out for your best interests.

This is especially important if your employer has denied your request for benefits or is seeking to reduce or terminate benefits it is already paying to you. Having legal representation following an industrial accident can put you in the best position to protect your rights to the benefits you need and deserve.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for my industrial accident?

Possibly. When you are injured in an industrial accident, your employer is required to pay you workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are your sole remedy against your employer.

However, if the industrial accident is caused by someone’s acts or negligence or caused by defective products, equipment, or machinery, you may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim against a person or entity that bears responsibility for your industrial accident.

It's important to note that your employer may be able to recoup workers’ compensation benefits it paid you from any recovery you obtain in a personal injury claim.

Do I have to report my accident?

Yes. Under Texas law, you have the responsibility to inform your employer if you were injured in an industrial accident.

You are required to inform your employer within 30 days of the date of your accident or the date that you first became aware that an illness or injury was work-related. If you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim with the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation, you have to file your claim form within one year from the date that you were injured or that you knew your injury or illness was work-related.

You must also submit the form within one year to preserve your right to file a claim with the state, even if you are already receiving benefits from your employer.

Why Choose Kherkher Garcia?

If you or your loved one have been injured in an industrial accident, you may be wondering about which law firm to choose to help you. When you choose Kherkher Garcia to represent you following your industrial accident, you will receive the legal assistance of a firm whose attorneys are nationally recognized for having a track record of success obtaining compensation for industrial accident victims.

We know that you are counting on receiving fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses; that is why we’ll treat your case with the personal attention that it deserves. Our team of trial attorneys are prepared to take each case as far as necessary to get you the financial recovery you need; our attorneys are highly experienced litigators who successfully obtain millions in compensation for our clients.

If you believe you have a claim following an industrial accident, contact the Houston lawyers of Kherkher Garcia today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.

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