This is the first post in a series which will deal with the topic of handling workplace injury cases in Fort Worth, Texas. We felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many individuals are not sure of how to proceed after they have been hurt on the job. The goal of our coming posts is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation and to to assist them in making an informed decision when selecting a personal injury attorney. If you have been hurt on the job, through no fault of your own, then you should contact a lawyer immediately.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- The liability of Texas employers in “non-subscriber” cases
- How third-parties may be responsible for one’s injuries
- The roles of experts in such cases
- Calculating damages after a workplace injury
- Attending trial in such matters
There are several reasons why residents of our area should understand these issues. First, Texas is different from many other states in that it does not require employers to participate in the worker’s compensation. Employers who do not participate in the system are considered “non-subscribers.” Second, third-parties (such as equipment manufacturers) may also be found responsible for such accidents. Third, expert witnesses will often be required in order to determine whether an employer was employing reasonable safety standards. Finally, knowing how to calculate your damages and what to expect at trial will help the process to go as smoothly as possible.
If you have been injured on the job then it is important that you retain a law firm experienced in handling such matters. When selecting an attorney it is best to retain a firm which employs its own investigators, has established relationships with experts, and which has the resources necessary to deal with large corporate defendants. This is true whether you were injured in Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.