If you have suffered a workplace injury in a Texas plant or refinery, you may have questions about how you can receive compensation, but workers’ compensation is not your only option. In fact, if you work for a non-subscriber employer (that is, an employer who has opted out of the workers’ comp system), it is not an option at all. In any event, you may be able to collect more compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
But, in order to do that, you are going to need the assistance of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney.
What a Personal Injury Attorney Can Do After a Refinery Accident
Your personal injury attorney will investigate the circumstances surrounding the refinery accident in question, gathering important evidence along the way. Once this investigation is complete, your personal injury attorney can make an informed recommendation concerning whether you should file a personal injury claim.
Once that process is in motion, your personal injury attorney becomes your fiercest advocate, handling any and all negotiations so that you do not have to accept an unfairly low settlement offer and representing you during all stages of the litigation process.
Damages You May Be Entitled to
When you are hurt at work, if your file a personal injury claim, you may be eligible for compensation to cover things such as:
- Current, future, and ongoing medical expenses
- Current, future, and ongoing lost wages and/or benefits
- Pain and suffering and/or emotional distress
Your personal injury attorney will vigorously pursue fair compensation for you after a workplace accident, protecting you from the tactics and jargon some employers and insurance companies may try to use to distract, confuse, or discourage you—or to get you to accept less than you deserve.
SJ Injury Attorneys Are Ready to Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
While the lawyers of SJ Attorneys do NOT handle workers’ comp cases, they have the tenacity and expertise to pursue a personal injury claim if you have been hurt at work. Our personal injury attorney will not settle for less than you deserve and will represent your best interests from start to finish. Contact us today so that we can get to work for you.