Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Dallas Non-Subscriber Lawyer
Sandoval Law Firm Is Serving Dallas, Fort Worth and all of North Texas
If you recently suffered a work injury in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area in Texas and are unsure what to do next, contact Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC at (214) 214-7713 to request an initial consultation to discuss your case. It’s important to have a lawyer explain to you how your employer can have different coverage.
After representing injured railroad workers all over the country for 12 years, Mr. Sandoval has spent the last 7 years representing injured workers in Non-Subscriber claims from all over the State of Texas including injured clients from Houston, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and The Rio Grande Valley.
Workplace Accidents in the State of Texas
Suffering an injury while working for a non-subscriber employer can lead to a very unique experience that you will never forget. Some of the more well-known non-subscriber employers are big box stores that you physically visit every weekend (Walmart, Kohl’s, Cosco, Sam’s, Lowe’s, HEB etc.) The injuries suffered by employees working for these Texas non-subscribers can vary from minor to very serious. Some of the larger non-subscriber companies, like Walmart and Amazon, have warehouses and distributions centers all over Texas. With the use of heavy equipment, like forklifts, electronic and manual pallet jacks, warehouse injuries can result in some serious and debilitating injuries. These seriously injured workers have rights to more than just wage and medical benefits. In a non-subscriber lawsuit, you can claim all the losses you don’t receive under your employer work injury insurance plan.
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.
Suffering a work injury can change your life forever. Do not delay in seeking some guidance and assistance in navigating your work injury case. There are many pitfalls but, if you truly understand that system, you can bounce back from an injury and successfully return to living a productive life at work and with your family.
Wrongful Death: Texas Has the Highest Rate of Workplace Fatalities in the United States
Many 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.
Wrongful deaths can occur in other work environments as well. Working in distribution centers and warehouse requires employees to work around heavy equipment and machinery like forklifts, pallet jacks and conveyor belts. A warehouse employee working in this environment can experience the same type of safety failures as those found in construction sites:
- The failure to enforce safety policies.
- The failure to maintain, repair and replace broken equipment
- The failure to provide the necessary number of employees to perform the job safely.
These failures can result in serious injuries and sometimes, they could result in the death of an employee.
Warehouse Accident Injuries and Deaths in Dallas
Forklift accidents often happen in warehouse settings for big-box stores such as Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Amazon, all of which are Texas non-subscriber companies. If you’ve been hurt in a Dallas-area warehouse accident, we ask that you call us today for a free consultation at (214) 214-7713
The following is the accident summary prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
On the morning of July 29, 2021, a deadly Dallas work accident occurred at Pioneer Frozen Foods, LLC. An employee working as a forklift operator was headed to the Production Area’s roll-up door. The floor was wet where he turned the corner in the forklift, and the operator lost control of the powered industrial vehicle. The employee became caught between a doorframe and the forklift. He was crushed and suffered a crushed pelvis, multiple broken ribs, and other massive internal injuries. The employee later died from the injuries he suffered.
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!
Non-Subscriber Companies in Dallas, Texas
If you work for a Texas non-subscriber company in Dallas and you get injured on the job, your claim is not a workers’ compensation claim, it is a non-subscriber claim. These are some of the non-subscriber companies operating in Dallas:
Texas Non-Subscribers Companies
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.