You May Be Entitled To Compensation In Addition To Your Worker’s Comp

Most workplace accidents which occur throughout the DFW metroplex are handled by workers compensation, so in most cases you don't need a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to help you. However, if the accident was caused by someone other than a co-worker, you may be entitled to additional compensation. The reason for this is that while workers comp protects your employer in the event of an on the job injury, you can still make a claim against the negligent person if they are a third party (someone who is not employed by the company that you work for). To discuss your legal rights in your personal situation, call a Dallas-Fort Worth workplace injury attorney at 800-354-6275.
 

Examples of such situations might include a delivery driver that crashed into your car on company property, defective machinery produced by another company, an untrained individual using equipment erroneously or an accident caused by a negligent client or customer.
 
Since workers comp does not cover members of the public you can still pursue a traditional personal injury claim for damages in addition to any compensation being provided by your employer. The State of Texas gives individual to claim for damages to cover medical debt related to the injuries, loss of income because of time off work, compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured, as well as any loss of enjoyment of life as a consequence of your injuries.

If you have been work while at work and believe you might be entitled to additional compensation above and beyond workers comp, it is advisable that you contact a board certified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your personal situation. Mark Anderson has been helping accident and injury victims across the North Texas region since 1991 and has experience in dealing with a wide variety of accidents including motorcycle wrecks, auto collisions, dog bites, defective products and equipment, boating accidents, elevator injuries, accidental gun shot injuries, dangerous property conditions and wrongful death cases.

For a free consultation on your personal case call us toll free at 800-354-MARK (6275) or call locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000. Alternatively, you may contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible. There is no fee and no obligation for your initial consultation, and we will give you a complimentary copy of Mark's book 15 Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Texas Accident Case.

 

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Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas