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.
If you've been injured on the job, and your employer is a nonsubscriber, you need an experienced lawyer who will take action on your behalf. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of nonsubscriber liability claims in Dallas and statewide, and we can build a strong case to prove an employer's negligence led to your injury.
If your spouse or parent was killed in a workplace accident, you may be able to collect damages if there was gross negligence on the party of the employer.
An approach that gets results
We will conduct our own investigation of the accident to determine what really happened. This involves gathering evidence, talking to witnesses and reviewing documents. We will take the time to build a strong case that proves someone's negligence led to the accident that caused your injury.
Our attorneys take this detailed approach because it works. Insurance companies and commercial defendants know that we build solid cases that we are fully prepared to fight in court. That's why they usually end up agreeing to a settlement that is right for our clients.
There's a reason employers choose not to carry workers' compensation insurance. It's because it benefits them. They save money because they have more control over how much they compensate workers for their injuries.
Understanding your rights
Some nonsubscriber employers have other insurance plans that cover medical treatment and compensation for workplace injuries. But the benefits may be limited and there may be several restrictions. For example, the worker may be required to see a doctor that the employer chooses. This doctor may not have the best interests of the worker in mind.
Your needs come first with us. We will determine the true extent of your injuries and what it will take for you to make a complete recovery. Then we will fight to get you the financial compensation you are owed. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.