Dallas nonsubscriber liability lawyers
We help workers injured on the job
In Texas, employers may opt out of carrying workers' compensation insurance. Many choose not to carry it-they are "nonsubscribers." Some employers believe they don't have enough employees or they don't experience enough on-the-job injuries. But when a worker is injured or killed on the job due to negligence, the attorneys at Tracey & Fox hold these employers responsible.
Nonsubscriber liability means that employers who don't carry workers' compensation insurance can be sued when an employee is injured or killed at work. As a nonsubscriber, the employer can't claim:
- The employee was partially responsible (contributory negligence)
- Another employee's negligence was responsible for what happened
- The job carried an assumption of risk of injury or death.
But that doesn't mean the employer will accept responsibility for the accident. The employer may try to minimize the injury, or suggest the employee was hurt on personal time. The worker may receive some compensation, but not nearly enough to cover expenses.