Arlington, TX asked in Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Can I sue my former employer for work-related injury and also I was never terminated, just left hanging

Fell 30-seat off of platform lift that was not secured with no harnesses tied Downs or straps, coworker fell on top of me and then the trash bucket fell on top of both of us

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident - it sounds like it was a terrible fall that was further compounded with the trash bucket. In general, for injuries that take place within the course of employment, legal remedies for most people are in the form of a workers' compensation claim.

Two weeks have gone by; don't lose further time. Reach out to workers' comp attorneys in the Arlington area. You could locate them here under Find-a-Lawyer, or you can search on your own. Most WC attorneys I know offer free initial consults. Your case sounds complex. If there are third-party actions involved, an experienced workers' comp attorney should be able to help you identify those. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Todd Kelly
Todd Kelly
Answered
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You may have a claim against your employer (if they did not carry workers' compensation coverage) as a non-subscriber. Additionally, depending upon the use of the equipment, you may have a products claim against the company that manufactured the trash bucket. Please feel free to contact my office at 512-823-2237. You can speak with me (if I am available), or any one of my staff.

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