Every year, thousands of Texans are injured on the job. Many of them are afraid to file personal injury lawsuits for fear of retaliation by employers, but this leaves them paying the price for an employer’s negligence. Workers have every right to pursue compensation after a Texas workplace accident. Although coming forward may be difficult, it is the only way to obtain justice. Justice is exactly what came to a Texas man who was injured in a 2016 Gainesville workplace accident.
In 2016, a Texas man was working as a shipping supervisor for a trucking company named CFW. A box truck arrived from a third-party company called KLD to pick up a shipment. The driver of the KLD truck asked the CFW employee to check on the cargo door of the truck because it was not working. As the man stepped into the box area of the truck, the overhead door fell on him.
The man suffered significant injuries from the door, including injuries to his lower back, left shoulder, and neck. The injuries required physical therapy and a transcutaneous discal resection of the L5-S1 vertebrae. The most damaging injury was a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that caused the man to suffer debilitating anxiety and paranoia. A neuropsychologist eventually diagnosed him with permanent impairment in his cognitive functioning and chronic depression and anxiety. Although nothing can undo the damage that has been done, the man was successful in obtaining a $1.13 million judgment which will help cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity.
Texas Workers Have Rights
Texas is one of only two states that do not require employers to subscribe to workers compensation. This means that the only avenue for compensation for workers is through filing a civil lawsuit. At Liggett Law Group, our Texas workplace injury lawyers know how difficult these accidents can be on victims and their families. We offer free consultations to all workplace accident victims so they can understand what their legal options are. If you do choose to work with us, we only work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront cost for working with us, and you won’t owe us anything unless we help you obtain compensation. Call us today to schedule an appointment with an attorney.