You may sue your employer for a slip and fall accident if they lack adequate workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue if your losses exceed any insurance coverage that your employer has. Our team can handle your claim or lawsuit while you rest and recover.
Workers’ compensation may cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. On the other hand, a lawsuit allows you to seek additional awards, such as pain and suffering. Our team will fight for any financial recovery that you deserve.
Texas does Not Require Employers to Have Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Some states require certain employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, but not all. As the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) explains, Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage.
The TWC also notes that employers without workers’ compensation coverage are “open to personal injury lawsuits from employees who are injured on the job – the damages and attorney’s fees are almost unlimited…”
If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation coverage, you may be able to sue them. You will have to prove its negligence led to your workplace injury, though.
When We May File a Lawsuit For Your Work-Related Injury
Your specific circumstances will determine the most appropriate course of action. You may sue your employer or another party for your slip and fall if:
- Your employer lacks workers’ compensation insurance.
- Your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage is not sufficient to cover your losses (medical bills, lost income, and other damages).
- A third party caused or contributed to the accident.
To win a lawsuit against an employer or third party, you must show that negligence caused your slip and fall.
Examples of Negligence That May Cause a Slip and Fall Accident
Your employer or another party may have been negligent if they:
- Failed to maintain a safe work environment
- Did not provide proper health and safety training
- Allowed slipping hazards to persist in the workplace
- Did not provide adequate materials to clean or otherwise remove slipping hazards
- Contributed to your slip and fall accident in any way
Negligent parties who act (or fail to act) in ways that expose others to the risk of injury may be liable for losses that occur.
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Our Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Determine the Value of Your Lawsuit
As we pursue compensation through a lawsuit, our team may:
- Make a complete record of your losses: We can ensure you seek fair compensation by accurately calculating your damages.
- Establish liability for your losses: We can gather evidence to prove your employer or someone else was at fault for your accident.
- Organize all case-related materials: Our team can oversee all administrative aspects of your case.
- Deal with other attorneys: You will not have to deal with defense attorneys. We handle all interactions with the liable parties and their representatives.
- Familiarize ourselves with your injuries: You may receive compensation for long-term medical care. We can speak with your doctors to learn about your prognosis.
- Hire experts: We may hire experts to provide insight, testimony, investigative services, or other benefits. An expert may reconstruct your slip and fall accident to better prove your employer’s liability.
- Negotiate for fair compensation: We can negotiate with insurance companies or attorneys on your behalf.
Let us help you pursue the coverage that you deserve.
What does It Cost to Hire Our Firm?
You will pay no out-of-pocket fees to hire our firm. Instead, we will take a percentage of your potential settlement or judgment. We cover all case-related expenses, and you pay nothing unless we win.
Is There a Time Limit to Sue Your Employer?
There are generally time limits on personal injury cases in Texas. Therefore, you may have a limited window to sue your employer for a slip and fall accident. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 explains that you generally have two years to file a civil case in Texas.
If you fail to abide by this deadline, you risk having the court dismiss your lawsuit. Remember, this may be your last chance to recover your losses if you cannot file a workers’ compensation claim. You will want to give your case the time it deserves, so act quickly.
There are few exceptions to this statute of limitations. When we speak to you about your accident, we can determine how much time you have to take legal action.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
Call in the Strong Arm to help with your slip and fall case. Our legal team handles personal injury lawsuits involving workplace accidents. While you recover from your injuries, we can take on the legal process.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 for your free consultation. Do not wait to call, as you may have a limited time to act.