Workplace Accident Attorneys in San Antonio
Holding Employers Accountable for Injuries at Work
When you are injured on the job, Texas workers' compensation is supposed to take care of you. Unfortunately, this does not always work out the way you would expect. The money and medical coverage you get through the workers’ compensation program may not cover all your bills. Plus, many employers fail to subscribe to the state workers' compensation plan, so you may have no coverage at all.
If you were injured or your loved one was killed due to a work-related accident, you may have the right to file a lawsuit for compensation. You may even be entitled to additional compensation on top of your workers' compensation benefits. You need the help of a San Antonio work injury attorney who understands workplace accidents and how to get the maximum amount for your injuries—you need Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C.
Examples of Common Workplace Accidents
At our firm, we know the law and how to apply it correctly to these situations. Work injury cases can be very complicated, as proving liability can take a lot of time and investigation. Our team has the experience, knowledge, and resources to see these cases through to the end—including bringing them before a judge and jury.
We accept cases involving:
- Construction accidents
- Oilfield injuries, including those on the Eagle Ford Shale, the Barnett Shale, and the Permian Basin
- Auto accidents involving work/commercial vehicles
- Serious injuries involving defective products and work equipment/tools
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Work-related back, neck, shoulder, and knee injuries
- Slip and fall accidents on the job
This is not a complete list; if you or someone you love was injured at work or while carrying out work-related duties, reach out to our team today. If you are not covered by workers’ compensation, we can help you determine if you have grounds to bring a non-subscriber claim against your employer.
Suing an Employer over a Work Injury
Companies that pay into the workers' compensation plan are generally exempt from lawsuits by employees who have been injured on the job.
However, you may be eligible to file a work injury lawsuit if:
- Your employer does not carry workers' compensation coverage
- Your injury was caused by a third party
- The employer was guilty of gross neglect in the case of a fatality
Often, work-related injury cases are brought against employers that are not covered by workers’ compensation. However, it may be possible to bring a personal injury lawsuit against another third party—such as a product manufacturer, negligent coworker, or distracted motorist—in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim. Keep in mind that workers’ compensation does not provide any benefits for non-economic damages, like pain and suffering. Additionally, while workers’ compensation should cover your full medical costs, it does not cover all of your lost wages.
Compensation in Third-Party Work Injury Claims
If you are entitled to file a third-party work injury claim, you can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. In this way, these cases are almost identical to standard personal injury claims.
Depending on the specific details of your case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following damages in your workplace accident claim:
- All medical expenses related to your injuries
- Reasonable future medical care costs
- Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
- Lost future earnings due to decreased or lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
In the event someone acted with wanton and willful negligence, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. These are meant to punish the at-fault person or party and help ensure that similar acts of egregious negligence do not occur again in the future.
How Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. Can Help
Pursuing a workplace accident case against an employer or negligent third party is not easy. However, our lawyers can evaluate your situation and let you know whether you have a legitimate case. If you do, we will pursue every avenue of compensation vigorously so you get the money you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs associated with your workplace accident.
We provide free, no-obligation consultations and contingency fees. This means that you do not owe anything up front or out-of-pocket; instead, our attorneys only collect fees if and when they recover compensation for you.
Birth Injury $7,000,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421
Birth Injury $5,750,000
Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28
Head-on Collision $5,000,000
With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89
Carbon Monoxide Leak $4,290,000
Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00
Construction Accident Death $3,600,000
Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00
Trucking Accident $3,000,000
Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32
Failure To Diagnose $1,820,000
Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39
Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis $1,600,000
Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00
Ceiling Collapse $1,450,000
Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23
Failure To Diagnose $1,370,000
Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33
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