Many workplace injuries are governed by the Texas Workers’ Compensation system and damages are not recoverable through a civil lawsuit. Under Texas law, employers that subscribe to Workers’ Compensation benefit from the “exclusive remedy doctrine”. This means that the subscribing employer provides an agreed level of benefits to an injured employee in exchange for a limit on liability. However, Texas employers can opt-out of the Workers’ Compensation system. Companies that opt out of the system are commonly referred to as nonsubscribers. Nonsubscribers are not protected by the exclusive remedy doctrine and have exposure to liability when a worker is injured. If you have been injured at work and your employer was at fault in any way, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our workplace injury attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case.
Navigating through workers’ compensation and nonsubscriber issues can become very complex. It is important to contact an attorney when you are injured on the job in order to better understand your rights under Texas law. If your employer is a nonsubscriber, you may be able to bring a lawsuit if the employer bears any responsibility at all for your injuries. This can include instances where the injury is caused by a co-worker or a dangerous condition at the workplace. If your employer is a nonsubscriber and you have been injured at work, you should seek legal advice immediately.
Our injury lawyers have extensive experience handling on-the-job injuries. When we are retained, we will immediately notify all parties of our involvement to relieve you of the stress of communicating with adverse parties. If the case goes into litigation, we will use the discovery process to gather all necessary evidence related to the injury. Our in-house private investigator will talk to witnesses and investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. We evaluate such things as security footage, maintenance records, training logs, and company manuals to make sure no stone goes left unturned. We have a track record of success in complex workplace injury cases. We handle matters in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Noteboom – The Law Firm exclusively handles cases involving catastrophic loss. If you are fighting a corporation with deep pockets and teams of lawyers, they will often attempt to drag the case along slowly with hopes that you will eventually drop your claims or settle for a minimal amount. We have extensive resources that allow us to see all of our cases through to completion, even if this means trying the case before a jury. Our workplace injury attorneys are ready to assist you. Contact our office today.