i got hurt on the job site,due to some ones elses mistake

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i got hurt on the job site,due to some ones elses mistake

in texas how do they treat these type of cases,do i have a fighting chance,with a good lawyer

Asked on June 3, 2009 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

You almost certainly have a workers compensation case.  You must report the injury to your employer.  Assuming that your employer has workers compensation insurance, the insurance company will pay for your medical bills, and you can get partial pay for temporary disability while you're recovering.

I think you should consult an attorney who handles cases like this, for a review of all the facts, since it isn't clear from the question how badly you were hurt, among several things.  And, if someone other than your employer (including other employees) caused or contributed to your injury, like the manufacturer of an unsafe machine, you can file a civil suit against them.  One place you can find qualified lawyers is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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