February 19, 2019

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Houston workers who have been injured while working should consult with a personal injury lawyer regardless of how the accident occurred or the type of insurance their employers offer. Why? Because the personal injury lawyers at Sandoval & Waldman have experience representing victims of many types of on-the-job accidents and can help you understand what legal remedies are available.
In many situations, victims of injuries are entitled to recover financial compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, physical impairment, and disfigurement, suffered due to the injury. If you have been injured in an accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at Sandoval & Waldman immediately, and let us help you now!

How do I pay a Houston work injury attorney?

Do you worry you cannot afford an attorney The personal injury lawyers at Sandoval & Waldman only work on a contingent percentage fee basis. You pay no retainer up front, and no fees or expenses unless you recover money damages.

What to do in case of a work injury?

If you are injured at work in Texas, there are several things you should do. First, take steps to report your injury and preserve evidence. Report your injury to your employer immediately. Document the incident and and complete any accident reports required by your employer. Preserve any physical evidence,, and take pictures of the scene if possible. Obtain the name and contact information (full name, phone number, email address) of any witnesses to the accident, or others who know important information about your work.

Next, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. If your employer has a health clinic, go there, and make sure you mention all areas of your body that hurt or feel different. Remember, “If you feel something, say something.” If your employer does not have a clinic, go to a hospital emergency room. After your initial evaluation, continue to seek medical care until you are fully healed, and if you are denied medical care and you still hurt, go to a hospital. Do not take “NO” for an answer when it comes to your health!

What are my rights in a work injury case?

Your rights depend on who you worked for at the time of your injury, and they may depend on how your injury occurred. The personal injury lawyers at Sandoval & Waldman can help you determine whether you have a worker’s compensation claim or a non-subscriber case against your employer, and those are completely different cases. Most important, you have a right to know your rights! Do not depend on your employer, or an insurance adjuster to tell you the law. Ask a lawyer! Let us tell you what your legal rights are – it costs nothing to find out, and we may help you avoid making a mistake. As your personal injury lawyers, we are dedicated to serving your best interests, not the interests of your employer or the insurance company.

How to choose a work injury lawyer?

When selecting a work injury lawyer in Houston, look for someone who has skill, knowledge, and experience from working on many other work injury cases. Ask about the lawyer’s background, training, and the types of cases he or she has handled in the past. An experienced lawyer should be able to tell you what laws are involved in your case, how your case will be proved, and what damages can be claimed in your case. If you have suffered personal injuries as a result of an accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sandoval & Waldman immediately,  to schedule a free consultation and to let us help you with your case.

If you are the victim of negligence, or a defective product in Houston, you may have the right to recover lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, physical impairment, and disfigurement, suffered as a result of your injury.

Remember, if you suffered an injury at work, don’t go it alone. You have rights and we can help you protect them. Call Sandoval & Waldman at 713-688-4878 for your free consultation today.

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