Wrongful Death Lawsuit Assistance in Texas
Our Austin Workers Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Despite the best efforts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other workplace safety agencies, there will always be a risk of serious injuries at work. Some of these injuries will inevitably take the life of the victim, leaving behind a surviving family that must handle both the emotional and financial consequences of a wrongful death.
The family of a person who died on the job is entitled to workers compensation death benefits. This claim should be filed as soon as possible after the workplace accident. However, grieving families will not be in the best position to take care of the claim at this time. Surviving family members should hire a workers comp attorney who has experience dealing with wrongful death at work cases. Aaron Allison can assist families to take care of the legal and financial aspects of the situation, so that they may concentrate on their own emotional and physical well-being during a difficult time.
Workers Compensation Attorney Representing Surviving Family Members
Aaron Allison will protect your family’s rights and interests during this challenging transition. Our law firm can advise and represent surviving families in workplace accidents resulting from:
- Fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur on the job
- Construction site disasters
- Health care accidents
- Clean room poisoning
- Deaths at work caused by people not employed by the company (Called a “third party claim”, this situation may allow for additional claims over and beyond workers comp death benefits.)
- Malicious or negligent acts by coworkers or supervisors
Many families qualify for workers compensation death benefits based on the projected income the victim would have earned over a full career. However, because this amount is only a fraction of the damages available under the wrongful death Texas laws, we would review the possibility of other defendants at fault who can be held accountable for your losses.
What if the Employer is a Non-Subscriber to Workers Comp in Texas?
If your loved one’s employer is a non-subscriber to workers comp insurance, we can bring the wrongful death lawsuit directly against the company under negligence law. We have the resources necessary to investigate the circumstances of the accident, and our personal injury law firm will work aggressively to ensure that the people responsible for your loved one’s death are held accountable for their actions.
When planning a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from a workplace accident, we look for all possible forms of compensation for you and your family, including damages for emotional suffering, the loss of the deceased’s companionship, lost job wages and funeral expenses.
Professional and Aggressive Representation You Can Trust
We have been helping Austin families get justice since 1978. Our law firm is committed to providing compassionate, knowledgeable and effective legal counsel to families who are suddenly having to cope with the loss of a spouse, parent, guardian and breadwinner who passed away in a workplace accident.
Our careful attention to the facts of the case and understanding of workers comp law and wrongful death law can make the difference for your family. We will help you move forward from this unimaginably difficult time. Call us at (512) 474-8346 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation about your case. We can let you know up front if you have a legitimate chance of receiving compensation for your loss via a wrongful death lawsuit. You can also contact our Austin wrongful death attorney online.