Workplace deaths are more common in Texas than any other state according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the numbers continue to climb each year. For those who are injured or have a loved one who was killed due to a workplace accident, you can earn compensation. Workplace accidents have included explosions, fires, heavy equipment injury, falls, electrocution, commercial vehicle crashes and more.
Being injured on the job due to the negligence of the company, manufacturer or third party entitles you to compensation to help manage your injuries and lost wages. Workers compensation is the most common solution for these claims for those who have the insurance and in cases of death, gross negligence and punitive damages can be claimed. These accidents can involve third parties who failed to take the actions necessary to prevent the incident or whose negligent acts caused the death or injury.