Hurt on the job? Hire Houston attorney Jonathan C. Kieschnick as your work injury lawyer
Suffering a serious injury at the job can have a profound effect on you physically and financially. While some workplace accidents are just bad luck, there are many others that occur due to negligence on the part of the employer. Filing a claim against an employer is difficult. You are an individual dealing with very well-connected, well-funded legal teams and insurance companies. That’s why it is important that you consult Jonathan C. Kieschnick, a personal injury attorney specializing in on-the-job work injuries, about your case.
If you suffered an on-the-job work injury, you’re not alone
On-the-job work injuries are common in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly 3 million people suffer non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses each year. Around 5,000 people die each year because of workplace injuries, or roughly 3.4 to 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers.
In addition, the CDC reports that the most common causes of nonfatal work injuries are contact with objects and equipment, overexertion and bodily reaction, and falls, slips, and trips without a fall. Jonathan sees these types of workplace injuries often and has gained valuable experience in working with injured workers.
Understanding your rights as an injured worker
Unlike most states, Texas law does not require employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. These companies, which include some of the largest employers in Texas, are known as “non-subscriber” employers. However, Texas law encourages employers to provide such insurance by allowing companies that carry workers’ compensation coverage to be shielded from negligence lawsuits. This can make work injury law a little bit complicated.
Non-subscriber companies, which once again are the companies that do not offer workers’ compensation insurance, are not shielded from negligence lawsuits. If you were injured and your non-subscribing employer’s negligence led to your injury, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. This means you can pursue not only recover medical costs and wages but also win pain and suffering damages.
Jonathan will go into detail about what rights you have as an injured worker and what will be the best course of action. The employer and the insurance company are going to work in their own best interests; you need a workplace injury lawyer like Jonathan to work in your best interest of yours.
Exercise your rights with the help of Jonathan C. Kieschnick
If you have been injured on the job, don’t fight the company on your own without talking to Jonathan C. Kieschnick first. As a Board Certified personal injury trial lawyer, he has expertise in handling work injury cases few Houston-area lawyers can match.