San Antonio Work Injury Lawyer
Compassionate Representation for Injured Texas Workers
Workers across all industries have the right to feel reasonably safe while on the job. However, workplace injuries are not uncommon. While some industries—such as the construction, oil, and gas industries—have inherently more dangerous workplaces and jobs, leading to greater numbers of on-the-job injuries, any worker in any industry can suffer injuries, illnesses, and other work-related conditions.
Sadly, in some cases, work injuries are not covered by workers’ compensation. When this is the case, you may have a hard time recovering compensation for your losses, including medical bills and lost wages. Even when an injury is covered by an employer’s insurance, this compensation may not be enough to account for the true physical, emotional, and financial costs of your injury.
At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, we represent injured workers throughout Bexar County and the state of Texas in third-party work injury claims. With over 22 years of legal experience and thousands of cases under his belt, San Antonio work injury attorney Chris Mayo knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process. He can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed and is fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
For a free, confidential consultation, contact the Chris Mayo Law Firm online or by phone at (210) 899-5440.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries vary greatly depending on the type of work an employee does, as well as the industry he or she is in. That being said, most work-related injuries have the potential to dramatically affect the victim’s life, as many on-the-job injuries prevent the victim from working. This unexpected loss of income, coupled with mounting medical bills, can create a serious financial burden for injured workers and their families.
Some of the most common work-related injuries and occupational diseases include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling from heights
- Being hit by falling objects
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Muscle strains and tears
- Broken bones
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Exposure to toxic/harmful materials
- Hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises
- Cuts and lacerations
- Explosions and fires
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Altercations with others (co-workers, third parties, etc.)
Who Is Liable for Your Workplace Injuries?
In many cases, your employer is responsible for covering your work-related injuries through workers’ compensation insurance. However, in certain instances, your employer may not be liable for your injuries and, therefore, you will not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. When this is the case, you will need to file a third-party work injury claim.
You will also need to file a third-party work injury claim if you are otherwise not covered by workers’ compensation insurance, for example, if your employer is a non-subscriber.
To bring a third-party work injury claim, you will need to show that another person or party acted negligently or wrongfully and that this led to your injuries, illness, and/or other damages. For example, if a delivery driver is hit by a drunk driver while he is out on delivery, he may be able to hold the drunk driver responsible for his medical expenses, lost income/wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Why You Need an Attorney
All personal injury claims are fairly complex; this is especially true of third-party work injury claims. Proving liability can be very difficult for the average person who has little experience with the law. However, having an attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Statistics show that injured workers who hire a qualified attorney are far more likely to recover more compensation than those who attempt to navigate the process alone.
At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, we have been representing injured Texas workers for more than two decades. We understand the unique challenges you face, as well as what it will take to overcome them. Our San Antonio work injury lawyer is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and fight for your right to a fair recovery.
Contact our firm at (210) 899-5440 today for a free, confidential consultation. When you work with us, there are absolutely no fees until we win your case.
Chris Mayo Law Firm was on top of my case from the very beginning, they took care of everything for me.- Julia A.
Mr. Mayo is a solid professional and is amazing in the courtroom!- Laurie L.
If I ever need help or support again, I know I can always talk to Chris Mayo.- Eric T.
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We are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome in your case and are willing to go to trial to prove it.
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When you choose to work with our firm, you are not just a case number or a file to be passed around. We treat every client with the highest level of respect and compassion.