"Developing our capacity for compassion makes it possible for us to help others in a more skillful and effective way." - Joan Halifax
Serious injuries and deaths caused as a result of inadequate safety measures in and around the workplace happen unfortunately all to often because employers are irresponsibly sacrificing safety for profits.
In Texas, many employers are choosing to not provide Workers Compensation insurance to their employees. These employers are known as Non-Subscribers. If a worker is injured in the workplace of an employer who is a Non-Subscriber, then that employer can be sued for failing to provide a safe place to work. If an employee is injured by the negligence of a co-employee, the injured employee can sue the employer for failing to provide a safe workplace.
Even if the employer has Workers Compensation insurance, an injured employee can bring a claim against a third party that may have caused the incident. For example, an employee who is injured on the job due to a defective product or the actions of a third party not employed by the employee’s employer can bring a lawsuit against that product manufacturer or the at-fault third party.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the workplace, then the lawyers at Pope & Taylor can help you.