Were you hurt in a work accident?
Our San Antonio work injury lawyers will fight for you
When you’ve been injured on the job by someone who works for another company, our experienced San Antonio work injury lawyers can help you take legal action against the negligent party through a third-party claim. Don’t pay for someone else’s recklessness. Contact a work injury attorney from our San Antonio law firm today for a free consultation.
Work injuries often occur due to mistakes made by someone else. In many cases, that person works for another company. When these accidents occur, injury victims can take legal action against the negligent party by filing a third-party claim.
Texas third-party workplace accident claims can be very complicated. If you don’t have an attorney who fully understands how the legal system works here, you might not receive the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
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Our San Antonio work injury lawyers can help. That’s because we have decades of experience handling these types of cases. At the Herrera Law Firm, we know what to do because we’ve done it many times before. That’s why our motto is: “Winning isn’t luck. It’s knowing how to fight.”
Please note: The Herrera Law Firm does not accept workers' compensation cases but does handle third-party claims related to work injuries.
Examples of third-party work injury claims
Third-party work accidents cover a wide range. For example, if you are an employee operating a machine maintained by an outside company (a third party) and you are injured because of improper maintenance, you may have a right to file suit against that third party.
Third-party claims may involve a construction accident, where several subcontractors and other third parties may be liable. For instance, claims could be filed against a product manufacturer, building engineer or delivery truck driver.
Other examples of third-party claims growing out of workplace injuries include:
- An injury while working at unsafe premises owned by someone other than your employer
- Driving on the job and suffering injuries caused by a motorist who is not hired by your employer
- Injury on the job due to defectively manufactured equipment
- Injury on the job because of poor inspections conducted by independent safety inspectors
- Third-party claims can be filed in cases that result in all types of workplace injuries, from brain injury to burns and loss of sight.
- In addition, in Texas, some employers “opt out” of workers’ compensation. If you’re hurt on the job while working for a non-subscribing employer, you can sue your employer in the same way that you would sue a negligent third party.
A work injury attorney can help you
Workers' compensation law generally prevents employees from suing their employers, but the law does allow injury victims to pursue claims against third parties. The Herrera Law Firm advocates for victims injured in work accidents so they can get the compensation they deserve. When you hire us to handle your third-party work accident, we will thoroughly investigate your claim. Our approach often includes:
- Reviewing workplace safety inspection reports
- Analyzing your accident report
- Interviewing witnesses
- Visiting your accident site
- Consulting with experts
- Filing a third-party work accident lawsuit on your behalf
If you were injured in a work accident, it's important to know your rights. Some accident victims make decisions before consulting with an attorney and end up losing out on compensation they could have received. Don't make that mistake. Get in touch with a dedicated workplace injury lawyer from our San Antonio law firm as soon as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.