Southeast Texas is a vibrant part of the state with a robust economy. Some of Pasadena’s most in-demand jobs are in dangerous sectors like construction, energy, oil, trucking, and maritime shipping. These industries can be physically and mentally demanding. They can also be hazardous to employees, especially when employers skirt safety protocols for profit.
Have you been hurt by a careless, reckless, or simply indifferent employer or third party in a workplace in Pasadena? If so, you could be entitled to significant compensation for what you’ve suffered – and The Callahan Law Firm can demand it.
Our Pasadena work injury attorneys have more than 25 years of experience managing legal claims for hard-working people hurt on the job in Pasadena. Are you injured and unable to work? Does your future feel unstable? Turn to our team for help seeking the money you need to regain financial security.
Contact our Pasadena work injury attorneys today to set up a free and confidential consultation. We can analyze your situation and outline your legal options at this critical juncture. Because we don’t charge a fee unless we win, there’s no financial risk to you in pursuing your case.
Common Types of Workplace Accident Cases We Handle in Pasadena
At The Callahan Law Firm, we have the experience and resources to handle even the most complex work injury cases, such as those involving:
- Industrial accidents
- Refinery accidents
- Construction accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Pipeline accidents
- Oil rig accidents
- Offshore accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Workplace explosions
If you were hurt on the job, you should discuss your situation with an experienced Pasadena work injury lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible and certainly before you accept an insurance settlement. Our attorneys want to protect your rights and help you understand your legal options for maximizing your compensation.
While dangerous industries such as construction and the energy sector have higher accident rates, no one enjoys a truly risk-free workplace.
Some of the most serious workplace injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries including paralysis
- Other neck, back, and spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Soft tissue damage
- Thermal and chemical burns
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Respiratory injuries
The traumatic nature of these injuries can also lead to mental health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Getting immediate medical treatment and following your medical provider’s recovery plan is essential not just for your health but for any claim you may have against a negligent employer or another at-fault party.
About Workplace Accidents Involving Non-Subscriber Employers
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that covers employees injured on the job, paying for their medical care and a portion of their lost wages, regardless of who is to blame for the injury. Employees covered by workers’ compensation generally cannot sue their employers for injuries suffered on the job. However, Texas is unusual in that it does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employers that do not participate in the workers’ compensation system are called non-subscriber employers. They do not get the same protections from lawsuits as insured employers.
An employee who suffers an injury while working for a non-subscriber employer can file a lawsuit against the employer for compensation. They must prove that the employer was negligent and therefore responsible for their injury. Common examples of employer negligence in non-subscriber legal cases include:
- Failure to properly supervise or train
- Failure to provide a safe work environment
- Failure to provide employees with adequate tools and equipment
- Inadequate staffing
- Failure to provide competent co-workers
- Negligent supervision
- Negligent co-workers
If you can prove that your employer was negligent and responsible for your injury, you could recover compensation for all your related losses, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
The legal system regarding workplace accidents is a complicated one, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it. For straightforward answers to your questions about recovering the money you deserve, turn to the experienced Pasadena workplace injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm.
Why You Need Help from Our Pasadena Work Injury Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit against your employer can be intimidating. You may feel pressure not to rock the boat. Remember, an employer will always seek to protect their business, and an insurance company will always work to protect their money. An attorney with The Callahan Law Firm protects you.
Our skilled Pasadena work injury lawyers can help you demand the fair compensation you deserve as you move forward with your life. We can do so by:
- Conduct our own independent, thorough investigation into your workplace accident to preserve critical evidence we can use in your case, including accident or incident reports, accident scene photos, surveillance footage, and eyewitness statements.
- Using our founding attorney Michael S. Callahan’s education and experience in engineering, working with other engineering and accident reconstruction experts to determine how the incident happened and who is responsible for the damages you have suffered.
- Filing a lawsuit when necessary and aggressively developing your case through the litigation process.
- Skillfully negotiating for a settlement or resolution of your case, when possible, that provides you with fair and full compensation.
- Taking your case to trial and presenting it to a jury, when necessary, and fighting for the justice you and your family deserve.
How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit After a Work Injury?
In most cases, Texas’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims gives employees two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit in a case involving negligence. Cases filed after the two-year deadline face dismissal, which could cost you your right to pursue compensation in court.
A successful lawsuit takes time, energy, and care. The sooner you get in touch with us after a workplace accident, the sooner we can get started building your case.
Get Help from Our Pasadena Work Injury Attorneys Today
Filing a lawsuit against a responsible third party or an employer can be daunting if you try to do it alone. Fortunately, you don’t have to, because the Pasadena work injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are ready to assist you. We are committed to helping injured workers stand up to the companies that hurt them and demand fair compensation for what they’ve suffered – including their medical bills, lost wages, diminished income, pain, suffering, and other losses.
Our legal team believes in taking a personal, caring approach to our representation. We purposely limit the number of cases we handle so we can offer each client the attention they deserve. We have more than 25 years of experience standing up to big businesses and their insurers and getting ordinary people the money they need to put their lives back together.
Contact our office today to speak with a skilled Pasadena work injury attorney. Consultations are free, and we only charge a fee if we win.