In McAllen, Texas, the family of a man who died in a workplace accident is suing Home Depot for $1 million, stating that the company’s negligence caused his death.
The lawsuit was filed by the family of a 19-year veteran employee at Home Depot, who was crushed by a stack of metal doors he was unloading from a pallet; he died two days later.
The lawsuit stated that unloading doors off a pallet was a job for a number of employees; however the victim alleged he was told to unload them himself. The family is asking for $1 million to cover the expensive medical bills their family member accrued, pain and suffering and loss of financial income.
Our Attorney Explains Workers’ Compensation and Nonsubscribers
Workers’ compensation is an insurance system that pays medical bills and some lost wages of employees injured on the job. Texas is the only state in the US that does not order certain employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. Employers who do not have workers’ compensation coverage are known as nonsubscribers. Home Depot is a nonsubscriber.
In nonsubscriber cases, an injured employee has the right to sue their employer under negligence law in the event of a workplace injury. If proven that your employer was even partially at fault, the law states that the company can be held completely responsible for your injuries.
At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our Austin workers comp attorney has substantial knowledge of and experience with nonsubscriber workers’ compensation claims. If you have been harmed on the job and have questions or concerns, contact our attorney today at (512) 474-8346 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
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