Workplace Accidents

Houston Workplace Injury Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights After An Injury On The Job

You expect your employer and workplace to keep you reasonably safe. When you or your loved one suffers a serious or even fatal injury, you may consider your legal options.

At The de la Garza Law Group, our attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience in assisting accident victims across Houston and surrounding areas. When your accident involved unique, negligent or reckless circumstances, we can determine your options to recover the financial relief you need.

When Can You Sue Your Employer?

Workers’ compensation insurance, provided by many employers across Texas, operates as a benefit for all parties. Injured workers receive compensation while they recover, and employers do not have to combat a lawsuit.

However, suing an employer is possible in some circumstances. When the gross negligence of an employer caused the serious or fatal injury of an employee, family members may sue. Additionally, when a third party was at fault, you may pursue legal action outside of workers’ comp against them.

Holding Grossly Negligent Employers Accountable

Employer gross negligence means that the knowingly and unreasonably dangerous actions of the employer caused the injuries of the employee. It must be proven that:

  • The actions of the employer created the risk that caused the employee’s injury.
  • The employer was knowledgeable or aware of the risks that the employee was exposed to.
  • Despite such risks, the employer proceeded regardless of the rights and safety of the employee.

Such claims can be challenging to prove. We will work to gather clear evidence and hold the employer accountable.

When A Third Party Is Responsible For Your Injuries

An injury on the job does not always make your employer liable. Another driver could be at fault in an accident in your company vehicle, or the manufacturer could be at fault when a defective product causes a burn injury. We are knowledgeable in third-party claims and will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.

Discuss Your Options With A Knowledgeable Lawyer

After an injury at work, your options may seem limited. We can determine how to pursue the compensation you need to recover during this troubling time.

Schedule a free initial consultation with us in Houston. We accommodate those who are unable to travel. Call us at 713-784-1010 or email us. Working on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay unless we recover damages for you.


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