San Antonio non-subscriber work injury lawyers
If you’ve been hurt on the job, our attorneys will fight for you
For most Texas employers, workers’ compensation insurance is optional. If you work for a workers’ comp “non-subscriber” and you are hurt in a work accident, you may be looking at an uphill battle to get the compensation you need for your injuries. The San Antonio work injury lawyers from the Herrera Law Firm stand up for victims in these difficult situations. Discover what our legal team can do for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
*Please note that The Herrera Law Firm does not handle workers’ compensation claims. We represent injured workers with non-subscriber and third-party work injury claims.
What is a non-subscriber?
Unlike most states, Texas allows most private businesses to opt out of the traditional workers’ comp system. (Private companies are only required to carry workers’ comp if they are involved in state construction projects.) About 1/5 of Texas workers are employed by non-subscribing companies. Non-subscribing means the employer takes on liability (legal responsibility) for work injuries caused by the employer’s negligence.
If you are injured in a work accident and your employer chose not to subscribe to workers’ comp, that means you can sue your employer if their negligence or carelessness was the cause of the accident, just as you could sue any other negligent party. Some reasons you might have to make a claim include:
- Your employer failed to properly maintain its premises, causing you to trip and fall.
- Your employer failed to provide you with appropriate safety equipment or training.
- You were injured in a car accident due to another company employee’s careless driving.
- You were assaulted at work because your employer failed to properly secure the premises.
The upshot in this situation is that you can sue for damages that wouldn’t be covered by traditional workers’ comp, such as pain and suffering. Depending on the nature of your work injury and the impact it has had on your life, that could translate into thousands or even millions of dollars in additional compensation. The downside is that you must prove that your employer was negligent in order to hold them and their insurance company responsible for your injuries – and they likely have teams of attorneys fighting to reduce or deny your claim.
Get a law firm you can trust to protect your rights
You have rights as an injured worker. If your employer chose not to subscribe to workers’ comp, they took the risk of being sued for negligence. If they didn’t take appropriate steps to protect your safety, they need to be held accountable.
If your injury was your employer’s fault, our work injury lawyers will fight to hold them responsible and get you compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. If your injury was the fault of a negligent third party, we’ll fight to hold them accountable, too. Either way, we’re with you every step of the way.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, get a work injury attorney to advocate for your best interests. Contact us today for a free consultation.