Be Prepared for Aggressive Defendant Opposition to Your Workplace Injury Case
In all non-subscriber and third party workplace injury claims, defendants can have large insurance companies and lots of attorneys to oppose you. Or your employer could be “self-insured” or uninsured. Regardless of this status, expect all of them to fight very hard to avoid civil liability.
Non-subscribers are represented by insurance companies who have attorneys either on-staff or on permanent retainer. And they are very skilled at defending insurance companies from people who try to sue them. Insurance companies are confrontational and intimidating from the start. But they don’t scare the experienced work accident attorneys with our Law Firm. We know every trick they pull, and how to neutralize it.
But self-insured employers or those who have no insurance whatsoever, who are liable for workplace injuries, are a different kettle of fish altogether (and they DO smell fishy a lot of the time). They resort to anything that will work for them once an injured worker takes legal action to recover damages from them. Some of their tricks are shameful. And a few of them are downright illegal.
Injured workers must negotiate a settlement with an officer of the self-insured company or maybe even directly from their employer if it is a small company. In either event, the salary of whomever you deal with is likely directly tied to company profits. Any damage amount paid to you for a workplace injury comes directly out of company coffers. So by compensating you, your employer literally takes money out his own pocket. We often see sneaky, self-insured company officers use any and all means at their disposal to deny your claim and protect their company’s (and personal) assets.
Self-insured companies are capable of destroying evidence, bribing, or intimidating witnesses: even if it will work. They sometimes resort to physical threats. This is why every time we represent a client against a self-insured company, the first thing we do is to file motions in court that prevents anyone with the company from behaving inappropriately against our clients. Sometimes these motions include a clear demand that they make no attempt to communicate with our clients in any way without one of our attorneys present.
An experienced Texas work injury attorney with our Law Firm helps injured Texas employees deal with their challenging work-injury cases. We have spent decades accumulating the expertise required to help injured workers just like you to receive the compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and disability.
You have the opportunity to put our experience to work for you. If you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim, and how much compensation you can reasonably expect to secure, then we can answer your questions. Call our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.
Don’t let those who negligently caused your work accident injury to victimize you and your family even further.