Work Injuries Attorney in Smith County, TX
When an individual in East Texas goes to work each day, they shouldn’t be concerned that they’ll become injured in an accident. Of course, certain jobs have more of a risk factor than others. But even these professions should have proper safety protocols in place to protect employees. For over 25 years, J. Chad Parker, PLLC, your East Texas Work Injury Attorney, has proudly served clients in the Tyler area when they have been hurt by the negligence of another party. For strong legal representation when you need it most, contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today.
Types of Workplace Accidents
Even though workplace accidents are more common in certain professions than others, accidents can happen anywhere, even in an office. Employers are to provide their employees with a safe workplace, which should include any necessary safety training or safety equipment. When an employer, supervisor, or fellow employee is negligent, someone can become seriously injured. Some of the most common workplace accidents we handle at J. Chad Parker, PLLC include the following:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Muscle strains
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Crashes or collisions
- Inhaling toxic fumes
- Loud noise exposure
- Being hit by falling objects
Recovering Compensation After a Workplace Accident
If you have suffered a serious workplace injury, the responsible party must compensate you for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you have experienced. Your compensation can offset these burdens. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. If you file for workers’ compensation after being injured on the job, your employer will be responsible for compensating you.
However, if your injury was caused by a third party who is not your employer, you may be entitled to compensation. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, among other damages. It is important to note that in most cases, you cannot collect workers’ compensation and compensation for a claim against a third party. If you receive compensation from a third-party claim, you may be required by the court to pay back your workers’ compensation. Attorney Parker can assess your situation and determine what specifics may apply to your case.
Contact a Tyler, Texas Work Injury Attorney
You should retain the services of a personal injury attorney who can provide you with the assistance you need. J. Chad Parker and his experienced legal team have proudly served the Tyler, Texas area for over 25 years and are ready to take on your case, too. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve. For an experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney, contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today.