Work Injuries

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Were you hurt while on the job? Did you know that you may be eligible for compensation even if the accident was caused by your own actions? Injured workers often do not understand the complexities of the law in Texas, nor do they know who to turn to if they’ve been hurt. That’s why it is so important for you to call an experienced workplace injury lawyer like the ones at Williams Kherkher to make sure that you are not taken advantage of by your employer, the company-recommended doctor, or the insurance company in the aftermath of your accident.

When a serious or fatal accident occurs in the workplace, it is important to immediately report the incident in order to claim benefits. In addition, it is important for workers to be aware that your company may not always have your best interests in mind. All too often workers find themselves funneled to doctors whose goal is to issue a company-friendly diagnosis. Without an experienced attorney on your side, you may find yourself in an uphill battle against the company’s extensive resources.

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Why Choose Williams Kherkher?

  • We have successfully represented many injured workers.
  • We have a long history defending union members and their families.
  • Nationally-recognized personal injury attorneys
  • Absolutely NO FEE unless we win
  • We come to you and take care of everything
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Dedicated to Workers

Put our solid reputation of helping those injured on the job to work for you.

That’s why the Williams Kherkher law firm was founded–to fight for the little guys. We have fought for decades on behalf of workers in the Greater Houston area, and our record of success causes fear in major corporations and insurance companies. We know how to handle workplace accident claims, whether the accident occurred on a construction site, oil field or rig, industrial or manufacturing plant, or in an office.

Many people wrongly assume that they can only file for workers’ compensation benefits if they have been injured on the job. What many people do not realize is that their company may be a “nonsubscriber” and may not even have workers’ compensation coverage available for you! Additionally, even if your employer has workers’ compensation coverage, you are not automatically barred from taking legal action, especially if there were other parties (like an equipment manufacturer) who may be at fault for your injury.

That’s why it is so important to contact an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of workplace accidents. At Williams Kherkher, we have seen it all and have successfully handled countless claims on behalf of workers just like you. We know how to handle the insurance companies and employers and we will fight tenaciously to maximize the amount of compensation you will receive for your claim. That’s our commitment to you, and you can trust that we will be by your side every step of the way.

Work Injury FAQs

We know that on-the-job injuries are physically and emotionally devastating, and for many people the process of recovery and the legal pursuit of justice can be confusing. We have included some helpful answers to frequently asked questions below.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident on the job, it is important for you to see a doctor as soon as possible. Visiting your doctor within the first 72 hours is ideal, to make sure you did not improperly “delay treatment” in the eyes of the insurance company.

You should never sign anything that your company pressures you to sign following an accident without consulting your attorney first. Oftentimes, the insurance company will offer a small sum of money in exchange for the injured employee signing a release or waiver following an accident. By accepting the “lowball” offer, you may lose your chance to pursue the fair and proper amount of compensation you are owed.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work, pursuing compensation alone can be a complex and difficult process. Your company and the insurance company may initially act as if they are on your side and are interested in helping you, but the reality is they are out to save themselves money. A personal injury lawyer who has experience with workplace injury claims can help you navigate the claims process, can push back against insurance company pressure, and will pursue the just and fair compensation you are owed.

You will only know for sure if you have a claim by contacting an attorney. Fortunately for you, workers often find that the accident that they believed was their fault was in fact caused by lax safety in the workplace, a dangerous work environment, faulty or ill-maintained equipment, or a number of other factors beyond their control. That’s why it is important to contact a lawyer to discuss your case and investigate the true cause of your injuries.

Employers in Texas who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance are called “non-subscribers”. If you were hurt while working for a non-subscriber, you may be eligible to file a negligence claim against your employer to hold them accountable for your injuries.

Workers’ compensation is more than an understanding that your employer will pay for your medical bills and part of your lost wages in the case that you’ve been injured at work. It covers the injured employee and means that they will not attempt to pursue a personal injury claim against the employer. However, injured employees may be able to pursue a claim against their employer if:

  • Your employer denies your valid claim or does not provide workers’ compensation coverage for injured employees
  • Your injuries were caused by extreme negligence or were caused by the reckless actions of a contractor or other 3rd party
  • The doctor your company sent you to misdiagnosed your injuries or underreported the diagnosis to your employer

In these cases, you may be able to pursue additional compensation aside from the worker’s compensation benefits that you are owed. Make sure to contact an experienced attorney who has handled these matters before to discuss all of your legal options following an accident.

In the case that you’ve been injured in an accident that makes it impossible for you to return to work or perform the duties you once were able to perform, then it would be in your best interest to seek living assistance through long-term disability insurance or permanent disability. You’ll need to check with your employer whether they have coverage for this kind of assistance or seek it through your private insurance company. Through your company, permanent disability should give you a certain percentage of your monthly wage for the duration of your disability. Generally, there are very specific qualifications you must meet to seek out long-term or permanent disability, so speak to your insurance provider, company, and consult with an experienced workplace injury lawyer for information about your rights and options.

If you have been hurt in an accident at work, an experienced worker’s compensation attorney can help you get the benefits you are owed. Your employer’s workers’ comp policy should be in place to help people just like you who have been harmed in an accident on the job site, but if the insurance company denies your benefits claim or if you are not given the fair amount you need to cover your bills and other expenses, you will likely need to hire strong legal representation to protect your interests and maximize the amount of your claim. Don’t wait until it is too late to get the benefits you are owed. Your hard work paid for this policy, and you should be given the fair amount of financial compensation to cover your bills and expenses during your recovery. Contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at Williams Kherkher for help with your claim today.

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