Helping Houston Employees Recover For Serious On-The-Job Injuries Process
According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided from the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 3 million workers in Houston and across the nation suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses in 2016.
Slip and falls, injuries from dangerous equipment or chemicals, electrocutions — you name it — workers in many industries suffer catastrophic injuries, like brain injuries, amputations and spinal cord injuries.
Time away from work, surgeries, hospital visits and physical therapy associated with workplace injuries are costly. Fortunately, in Texas, injured employees can apply for workers’ compensation benefits.
Exercise Your Right To Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you or a loved one was injured working on the job, the law allows you to rightfully recover monetary compensation. At Cole Law Firm, in Houston, Texas, we can help with all aspects relating to the workers’ compensation process. From filing the initial application to working with your employer to assisting with medical needs, our goal is to get you maximum compensation.
Additional Compensation From Third Parties
In some cases, injured workers may be able to pursue a claim against a third party who was responsible for job site injury or illness.
In addition to pursuing workers’ comp benefits, you could also recover money from the product manufacturer, seller, distributor, or another person or entity in the chain of distribution. Depending on the situation, you could even pursue punitive damages against the at-fault party.
A Lawyer Board Certified In Personal Injury Law
Our founding attorney, Toby Cole, has helped many parties recover compensation for their injuries. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has litigated many different cases in courts throughout the state of Texas, and has a successful track record of recovery.
Toby is also a quadriplegic, having suffered a neck injury in a diving accident at the age of 18. He has a personal understanding of just how much a catastrophic injury can change a person’s life — physically, emotionally and financially.
Helping Injured Parties With All Aspects Of The Process
Unlike many attorneys, Toby aims to help victims and their families with all aspects of their case; he wants to help families with more than just getting compensation.
He knows all too well how a serious injury can affect a person and their family. He can offer guidance on coping, moving forward and any other issues pertaining to the injury.