Personal Injury

FAQ About San Antonio Industrial Accidents

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If you are employed at an industrial workplace, your employer has a responsibility to take steps to keep you safe. When you are injured because your employer was negligent in that responsibility, you have the right to seek financial compensation.

The lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters in San Antonio can help you every step of the way. Here are some of the questions clients have asked us about industrial accidents. If you have a specific question, contact us to set up a free case evaluation at our San Antonio office.

What if my employer does carry workers' compensation insurance?

Your benefits should cover medical expenses and lost wages. However, you won't be able to file suit against your employer, even if your employer's negligence led to your industrial accident. But you may still be able to file a claim if a third party was responsible for the accident. Our legal team can conduct an investigation and look for evidence of negligence.

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Can I sue for injuries from exposure to chemicals?

Many industrial workplaces use hazardous chemicals. Long-term exposure can lead to serious health issues, including respiratory problems, cancer and birth defects. Employers are required to take precautions to protect workers from these substances. But when an employer's negligence results in exposure to these dangerous chemicals and physical harm, workers can seek financial compensation. An attorney can review your case and go over your legal options.

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What should I do if I've been hurt in an industrial accident in San Antonio?

Call a lawyer. An experienced industrial accident attorney can go over the details about what happened and explain your options. A lawyer can also answer any questions you have.

Go to a doctor. Your health comes first. A doctor will treat your injuries and document them. You may have injuries that are not obvious.

Report your accident. Let your employer know what happened. Failing to do so could affect your ability to get financial compensation for your injuries. Simply report your accident and give the basic facts about what happened.

Collect paperwork. Get copies of any documents related to your industrial accident. These may include company reports, photographs and medical records. Give the copies to your attorney.

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How much financial compensation can I get for my industrial accident?

It depends on the details of your accident and your injuries. In general, you can seek compensation for past and future medical expenses related to your injuries. You can also seek compensation for lost wages and reduced earning capacity. You may also be able to seek damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. An attorney from our firm can determine the value of your case.

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How long will my case take to resolve?

All industrial accidents are different. Some cases can be resolved in a matter of months. But others are more complicated, and can take much longer to resolve. Our goal is always to get our clients the maximum compensation possible. Many times we are able to accomplish this through a negotiated settlement. But if necessary, we will be prepared to fight your case in court and file an industrial accident lawsuit on your behalf.

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