Injured On The Job?
Even though accidents can occur without anyone’s fault, it is also very important for your employers to provide hazard free and reasonably safe workplace or environment for employees. The importance of providing proper training for employees, ensuring safe equipment, posting of applicable warning signs, as well as complying with all safety regulations as addressed by applicable regulations should be a top priority of any business organization. We have experienced attorney that can help you in work related accidents or injuries.
This may surprise you. Statistics show that there are more than 105 million people in the United States workforce. According to the National Safety Council, it is documented that in every calendar year, more than 6 million of these workers are injured and 6,023 more lose their lives in job related incidents or injuries. Despite the fact that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is established to regulate work sites, minimize work environment injuries and help to protect workers from injuries, workforce injuries and death still occur for a number of reasons.
Often times a workplace injury is the result of negligence on the part of someone who is not connected with the employer. This is called a third-party action, and, in these cases, a separate civil suit may be brought against that person for both economic and non-economic damages. If your employer has purchased insurance coverage in compliance with the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, then it may be protected from some types of civil lawsuits. If this occurs, you will be required to file claims for relief with the Texas Department of Insurance.
The most common causes of work-related injuries are known to be caused by accidents involving employees falling from elevated equipment or structures, falling objects, accidents on the highway and those involving cars, trucks, forklifts, heavy machinery, and other devices. Incidents can also be caused by the negligence of other workers.
The importance of retaining an experienced lawyer to evaluate your claim, and to determine whether a claim can be covered by applicable insurance provider or by a third party. If a third party is liable for causing the injury, our dedicated staff will go up against the third party and pursue your claim. It is believed that there is a significant difference in available outcomes with claims filed with the Texas Department of Insurance as opposed to a civil lawsuit filed in a court of competent jurisdiction. These claims could be extremely complicated and time consuming. The benefits collected from workers’ compensation sometimes are not sufficient or good enough to replace the injured worker’s wages. At Andrews & Associates, we aggressively evaluate your matter and all available remedies needed for your compensation.
We will work with you to properly build your claim and to recover the maximum benefits to which you are entitled to. If you or a family member has suffered a workplace injury, Stella Andrews is an aggressive attorney ready and determined to protect your rights.
Why Choose Us!
We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will. “There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain…”
Our managing attorney, Stella Andrews is an attorney, a registered nurse and legal nurse consultant. As a lawyer with medical background and experience, Ms. Andrews is well-versed in analyzing a personal injury case. By combining her nursing and legal training, she’s in a better position than any other attorney without a medical background regardless of experience, to understand the medical complexities of your case and devise the best legal strategies to obtain a deserving settlement for you.
- Licensed Attorney- State Bar OF Texas
- Admitted in The United States District Court for Southern District of Texas
- Admitted in The United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit
- Registered Nurse (BSN) – Texas Board of Nursing
- Certified Legal Nurse Consultant