Workplace Injuries

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries refer to any physical harm or health condition that is suffered by an employee while performing their job duties. These injuries can occur in any work environment such as offices, factories, construction sites, and retail stores. However, if you’ve been injured on the job, you’ll know that navigating the complex legal process of filing a workplace injury claim can be challenging.

Common workplace injuries

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Burns

Workers’ Compensation

In most cases, workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits typically cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. However, workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to fully compensate and injured worker and their families for their losses, especially if the injury is severe, or if the worker’s earning capacity is reduced as a result of the injury. In some cases, an injured worker may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on the part of the employer.

Third-party liability:

In some cases, a third party may be responsible for a workplace injury. For example, if a worker is injured by a defective product or in a car accident while on the job, they may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of the product or the driver of the other vehicle. It’s important to be aware of potential third-party liability in workplace injury cases and to explore all possible avenues of compensation for your clients.

How long do I have to submit a claim for workplace injuries?

In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, in the State of Texas, an employee must report their injury or illness to their employer within 1 year from the date of the injury and must provide medical documentation of their injury or illness. The employee does not need to prove that their employee was at fault for their injury or illness to receive this benefit, however, they must prove the injury occurred at and during their place of work.

Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses: In some workplace injury cases, expert witnesses may be necessary to establish liability and damages. For example, a medical expert may be needed to testify about the extent of a client’s injuries and the long-term impact on their health and ability to work. As a personal injury lawyer, it’s important to have access to a network of qualified expert witnesses who can provide valuable testimony in support of your clients’ cases.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one have been injured in the workplace, our dedicated team of Houston personal injury lawyers are here to help. At Borunda and Fomby PLLC, we have over 30 years of combined experience helping clients recover physically and financially from all types of workplace injuries and accidents.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options. You can email us at, call us at (713) 940-4878, or fill out our online contact form to get started.


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