If you are injured on the job in Frisco because of the negligence of your employer or one of your
co-workers, typically you are limited to benefits provided under Texas’s workers’ compensation
laws. There are three primary types of benefits available to workers who are injured on the job.
First, you can receive a portion of your weekly pay while you are disabled. You can also receive
compensation for your medical expenses. Finally, if you are permanently disabled, you can
receive a lump sum payment for your injuries. These amounts are statutory and are normally
available regardless of who caused the accident, including yourself.
If you are injured at work, but another party other than your employer or a co-worker causes or
contributes to your injury, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits from your employer,
and you can also sue the party that caused your injuries. Normally, cases that are pursued under
civil law rather than workers’ compensation have greater value since the damages normally
exceed those available under workers’ compensation.
There are a number of legal theories under which an injured worker can pursue a case.
Negligence is a legal theory used for filing a lawsuit against a person or company that fails to use
reasonable care and injury results. Product liability can be used when a worker is injured due
to a defective product. Premises liability occurs when the owner of a property fails to safely
maintain the premises and a person is injured as a result of the unsafe condition.
If you have been injured in the workplace because of another party’s negligence, you should
speak with an attorney. If you are in Frisco, call the Frisco workplace injury attorneys at the
Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free