Workplace Injury Attorney in College Station
Work related injuries happen every day. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in private employment in 2011 alone. In addition, 4,609 employees were killed that same year: that equals thirteen fatalities every day. And while the total number of injuries and fatalities has gone down from prior years, employees in the state of Texas filed 2.7 non-fatal injuries for every 100,000 workers and they suffered 453 deaths during that same period.
Most injuries that occur on the job are covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance, but the benefits that are paid are always far less than your regular salary. If your injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, then you may want to file a personal injury claim in addition to your claim for workers’ compensation benefits. The knowledgeable attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you do that.
Many workplace injuries result from activities that don’t necessarily seem dangerous, but occur during common work activities such as:
- Slips and trips without falling
- Vehicle accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Falls on surfaces that are level
- Falls to a lower level such as falling off a roof
- Running into objects
- Objects falling on you
- Assaults and violent acts in the workplace
- Compression injuries or getting caught in machinery
What you can do if you are injured
The first thing to do is to report your injury or accident to your employer. This can help protect your right to collect worker's compensation benefits. You will be required to file a written report so take care with what you write and keep it brief. It is also important to seek medical treatment for your injuries.
It is advisable to contact an experienced attorney at this time to make sure you protect your right to receive benefits and are able to obtain appropriate treatment. Workers' compensation doctors are notorious for trying to rush you back to work: your focus needs to be on your treatment and overcoming your injuries – not getting back to work to save your employer a few dollars in insurance premiums.
Our attorneys can explain the law and help you to avoid making costly errors. We can also help you to consider all of your options before accepting any offers of compensation made by your employer and their insurer. Care must be taken when accepting any awards or payoffs because it is possible to forfeit your right to pursue any additional claims or to pursue litigation for a more favorable outcome.
How Zinda Law Group Can Help
The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have years of experience representing employees who have experienced injuries or suffered fatalities in the workplace. We are knowledgeable in the steps necessary to file your claim and we know how to protect your rights. No matter what type of injury you sustained or if a loved one has been injured or killed in a workplace accident, then the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you get the compensation that you need and that you deserve. Call (800) 863-5312 to speak with an attorney today.