Amarillo Workplace Accident Attorneys
Helping Injured Workers with Workplace Accident Claims
Many clients come to our firm worried that their employer - will retaliate against them for submitting an accident claim, or for processing a workplace injury claim with their insurance. At Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, our lawyers care deeply about these cases, helping our clients understand not only their options but also their rights.
What's the Difference Between Workers' Compensation and Workplace Accident Claims
Many employees are not covered by workers' compensation insurance, particularly independent contractors and seasonal workers. If these types of employees are injured while working, it can be difficult to convince your employer or client to cover your medical expenses.
Employees covered by workers' compensation insurance are able to simply file a claim through that insurance and have the expenses handled in that manner. Individuals who do not have this option often must pursue a workplace accident claim.
Workplace accident claims intend to help the victim cover:
- Hospital expenses
- Medical care expenses
- Recovery therapy and long-term care, if applicable
- Lost wages when the injury renders the individual unable to work
We provide guidance for workers in many industries, including:
- Medical care
- Commercial trucks
- Factory workers
- Field and agricultural workers
Contact Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP To Get Started on Your Claim Today!
During our first meeting, we will ask you to talk about the injury, telling us when it happened, how long its been since you last received treatment for it, roughly what the treatment cost for your rehabilitation, and who you believe was at fault for the accident.
After we’ve conducted our initial interview, we use our 25+ years of experience to give you a clear and honest picture of your options when it comes to legal action for your accident. We want you to feel empowered to stand up for yourself and hold those responsible accountable for your injuries. We also want you to understand the laws pertaining to your unique situation, using those to your advantage as we, together, move forward.