Understanding the Legal Options for Work Injury Lawsuits Against Target in Texas
In Texas, the right to file a lawsuit against your employer, including Target, for a work injury is generally limited due to the state’s workers’ compensation system.
Texas is known for having an “opt-out” system, where employers can choose not to provide traditional workers’ compensation insurance. Target is one of the companies that has historically opted out of the traditional workers’ compensation system.
Here’s what you need to know:
Traditional Workers’ Compensation:
If your employer provides traditional workers’ compensation coverage, you typically cannot sue your employer for a work-related injury. Instead, you would file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits for your medical expenses and lost wages. This system is designed to provide no-fault benefits to injured workers without the need for litigation.
Target’s Non-Subscriber Status:
Target, like some other employers in Texas, does not have traditional workers’ compensation coverage. Instead, they have chosen to be “non-subscribers” to the state’s workers’ compensation system. As a result, if you are injured while working for Target, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against Target directly.
Lawsuit Against Target:
If you choose to pursue a lawsuit against Target for a work injury, it becomes a personal injury claim rather than a workers’ compensation claim. To succeed in such a lawsuit, you would generally need to prove that Target’s negligence or intentional actions directly contributed to your injury. This can be a more complex and challenging legal process compared to a workers’ compensation claim.
Consult with an Attorney:
If you are considering filing a lawsuit against Target for a work injury, it’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney from Sandoval Law Firm. They can assess the circumstances of your case, guide you on the best course of action, and help you navigate the legal complexities involved in a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.
While you may have the right to file a lawsuit against Target for a work injury in Texas due to their non-subscriber status, it’s crucial to seek legal counsel to understand your options and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. The decision to pursue a lawsuit should be made after careful consideration of the specific details of your case.