If you were in a work vehicle and had an on the job accident call our firm. We can help you figure out how to handle the accident.
Work Vehicles Are Not Limited To Large Machinery
Work vehicles can include dump trucks, gravel trucks, forklifts, delivery trucks, light rail cars, railroads, tractors, backhoes, and other types of vehicles. Thirty-five percent of occupational fatalities are associated with motor vehicles.Some injuries may not be covered through workers compensation and an attorney may need to get involved to determine how to get you properly compensated.
As a general rule, your employer has a duty under Texas common law to keep the workplace safe and free from accidental injuries. This includes a duty to provide the right equipment and safety equipment to get the job done safely. In addition to the state regulation of workplace injuries, Federal organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) impose standards upon employers to provide a safe workplace to employees. All of these laws and regulations must be taken into account when looking at an employer’s liability for an on the job injury in Texas.
Third Party Injury Claims
When an injury is caused by someone who is not your employer or co-worker, you are still entitled to recover all of the damages you have suffered from the work accident. This may also include work injuries caused by a defective piece of equipment at your workplace. It further applies even when you have recovered worker’s compensation benefits from your employer for the same injury.
Call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC today to discuss your work vehicle accident 1-888-HDZLAW-8.