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Who Is Responsible For A Workplace Injury?

Safety should be a number one concern for businesses and employers, as a safe environment is a productive environment. Indeed, the last thing you want to experience as an employee on the job is an injury, and believe it or not, there are several instances in which a workplace injury could have been avoided altogether had the right precautions been taken by your employer. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys define the term “workplace injury” and what it means for your employee rights in the state of Texas.

What Qualifies as a Workplace Injury?

Whether you are enjoying a relaxing evening watching a TV show or are driving to work and listening to the radio, you likely have heard the phrase “workplace injury.” Though it may seem self-explanatory, in actuality, the law accompanying these types of injuries is very complex. For the purposes of this blog, a workplace injury in the state of Texas can be defined as an accident that occurs while someone is performing a task on behalf of their employer, or considered to be ‘on the job.’ Not every injury on the job is considered a workplace injury, and it is for this reason that we encourage you to speak to a workplace injury lawyer to learn about your rights and protections.

Most injuries, health conditions, or illnesses that rise from performing your job duties may qualify as workplace injuries. Moreover, any of the above that could have been avoided had the employer or company taken appropriate care will qualify as a workplace injury. To learn more about what qualifies and how our team can help, give us a call today.

Your Right to Compensation

In the state of Texas, employers have what is known as their duty of care to their employees. This is a legal obligation to provide a safe work environment for employees, and should an employer be found unable to fulfill this duty, he or she can be legally held responsible. Indeed, employers must take reasonable steps to prioritize worker safety from foreseeable hazards. Keep in mind, however, that there are a few exceptions to this rule, such as the injury resulting from the employee’s own negligence, or if the injury was the result of a third party. Moreover, if employers have worker’s compensation insurance, employees cannot sue.

Steps We Take To Help

When you meet with our team for your initial consultation, we will take care to ask diligent questions and learn about your situation in great detail. Moreover, our team of attorneys is well-versed in workers’ compensation law in the state of Texas, and we will offer insight into the strength of your case and what steps we can take to ensure you receive nothing short of an appropriate outcome.

Learn More Today

Becoming injured on the job can lead to significant effects on your livelihood, such as being unable to work and having to shell out funds to cover medical costs that arise from the incident itself. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to learn more about your rights under workers’ compensation protections in Texas, and schedule your free initial consultation with our team today.

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Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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