Austin Workplace Accident Lawyer Hector Sandoval
If you recently suffered a workplace injury in Austin Texas and are unsure what to do next, contact Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC at (346) 347-7777 to request an initial consultation to discuss your case.
My name is Hector Sandoval and for the last 18 years, I have represented injured workers including those in Non-Subscriber claims throughout Houston, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and The Rio Grande Valley.
Workplace Accidents in Austin
Accident Attorney Sandoval is proud of having attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. Austin is a progressive city with that continues to grow every year. With an increase in population, the City is experiencing a growing interest from companies from all over the country to move here. The growth has translated to an increase in work-related injuries and auto accidents.
Sandoval Law Firm handles both work injuries and auto accidents in the Austin and central Texas area. Mr. Sandoval has handled non-subscriber work injuries against several companies in the Austin area.
You would be surprised how many well-known big box stores and companies are Texas non-subscribers and do not have workers’ compensation for on the job injuries.
Workplace Accidents in the State of Texas
In Texas, a worker dies at his or her workplace every day. Every year since 2009, Texas has had more deaths on the job than any other state, including the highest rate per capita of the nation’s top ten most populous states.
Texas Has the Highest Rate of Workplace Fatalities in the United States
Most of the workplace deaths occur on construction sites, but one can question what makes Texas construction sites so dangerous?
Many speculate that the high death rate can be attributed to failures of certain Texas policies, some of which we are listed here:
- In the State of Texas, employers are not required to provide regular rest breaks for construction workers.
- Texas does not require workers’ compensation insurance for private employers.
- Low union participation in Texas has led to a more dangerous work environment for construction workers.
Regardless of the reasons, the rate at which construction works are dying on the job is alarmingly high, and families of those who have died as a result of negligence, gross negligence, and/or a product defect are entitled to just compensation.
Our office is based in Houston, Texas but, Mr. Sandoval has represented injured workers living in or near the following Texas Cities.
Types of Work Injury Coverage
Texas Work injuries can occur under a variety of circumstances, each of which determines what kind of case you may have. As Mr. Sandoval stresses, if you suffer an injury on the job, you need to focus on immediately on figuring out what type of coverage is available for your injuries. Your work injury could fall under any of the following types of Texas work injury Coverage scenarios:
- Employer could have Texas Workers’ Compensation;
- Employer could have a Texas Non-Subscriber policy (ERISA);
- Employer could be Self-Insured or,
- Employer could be operating its business without any work injury coverage at all!
At Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC, we pride ourselves on getting to work immediately after being hired by an injured worker and figuring out what type of case we have. This allows us to quickly provide some answers to our clients as to how they are going to pay the medical bills and recover any lost wages. Most importantly, we focus on helping our clients healthy and back to work.