Worksite Accidents

San Antonio Worksite Accident Attorney

Fighting for injured and disabled workers in Texas since 1953

Texas is one of the few states that does not require employers to have workers’ compensation coverage. After a work-related injury, however, you need to know that you will be compensated for your medical expenses and lost wages as you take time off to heal. This can be through workers’ compensation or a third-party injury claim.

Whether you are unsure if you are eligible for workers’ compensation, or you are ready to file a third-party claim, it is a good idea to work with an experienced San Antonio personal injury attorney from Pat Maloney: Accident & Injury Attorney who can protect your rights and look out for your best interests.

If you were injured at work and need help with your worksite accident claim, call our offices or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation today.

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How can your San Antonio worksite accident attorney help?

If you have been injured on the job, a San Antonio worksite accident attorney from Pat Maloney: Accident & Injury Attorney can help with your claim. We are happy to sit down with you to discuss the specifics of your situation at no cost to you. We also provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis so, if you choose to work with our firm, you do not owe a dime unless/until we recover compensation for you.

What types of worksite accidents does your law firm handle?

We handle a wide variety of accidents, including:

  • Construction accidents. One of every five worker deaths in 2019 was in construction. The most common construction accidents include the “Fatal Four” – falling, electrocution, caught in-between, and being struck by an object. These four are the leading causes of fatalities in the workplace.
  • Scaffolding accidents. Common causes of scaffolding accidents include collapse due to overloading or instability, falls from heights, electrocution, and being struck by falling objects. The consequences of scaffolding accidents can be severe, ranging from minor injuries to fatalities.
  • Crane accidents. Cranes are powerful machines used to lift and move heavy loads, but they can also be dangerous if not operated or maintained properly. Accidents can occur due to a range of factors, such as crane collapse, tip-over, contact with power lines, or operator error. The consequences of crane accidents can be devastating, including severe injuries and fatalities.
  • Oil field accidents. Common types of oil field accidents include fires, explosions, chemical spills, and falls from heights. The consequences of these accidents can be severe, ranging from serious injuries to fatalities, as well as massive environmental damage.

Related: 5 Ways to Prevent Oil Field Accidents

What types of injuries do workers commonly suffer on the job?

Workers can sustain any number of injuries in the workplace, depending on the nature of their job. However, some of the more common types of injuries our attorney sees include the following:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Bone breaks and compound fractures
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss

Can I file a personal injury claim for a worksite injury?

Workers’ compensation is not a mandatory type of coverage for employers in Texas. It is up to an employer whether or not to purchase this type of insurance. If your employer does offer workers’ compensation, you can file a claim under this insurance policy to request coverage for your medical bills and partial lost wages. If not, you may need to turn to a personal injury claim instead.

A personal injury (or civil) lawsuit against your employer, a coworker, a product manufacturer, a property owner, or another at-fault party could result in payment for both your economic and non-economic damages.

What damages can I seek in a San Antonio worksite accident?

The negligent party may owe you a financial award for:

  • Coverage of medical expenses, current and future
  • Lost income, current and future
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Mental anguish
  • Possible punitive damages against the company or manufacturer

Do you have a worksite accident attorney near me?

Pat Maloney: Accident & Injury Attorney is located at 239 E Commerce St. in the center of Downtown San Antonio, TX. We are the owner of one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in San Antonio. There’s plenty of parking nearby. If you cannot travel, we can arrange a phone or video conference, or an in-hospital visit.

Contact a San Antonio worksite accident attorney at the Law Offices of Pat Maloney

At Pat Maloney: Accident & Injury Attorney, we are here to help you navigate Texas personal injury law after an injury happens on the job. Our experienced team can walk you through the process of filing an injury claim and assist you through each phase of the process.

Since 1953, we have proudly stood up for the rights of injured workers throughout the San Antonio area. In our 70 years in practice, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients and have maintained a 99% success rate in the cases we handle. We provide personal, one-on-one attention directly to our clients from our attorney and are available to answer your questions at any time.

Give us a call at our San Antonio offices today or contact our workplace injury lawyer for a free consultation through our contact form. Hablamos español.