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Our Abilene workplace injury lawyers can handle cases involving defective products
Our workplace injury lawyers usually encounter two varieties of worker injury: Immediate (acute) injuries, and latent injuries. Acute injuries often include chemical burns or toxic poisoning from skin exposure or breathing vapor. Latent injuries include diseases to vital organs and cancer.
Latent workplace injury cases can be difficult to prove because a great deal of time may pass before a diagnosis is possible. For cases that involve asbestos and mesothelioma, you need help from a qualified Abilene workplace injury lawyer who has experience with these sensitive cases.
If you believe that you’re injury or illness was caused by a toxic substance, talk to an attorney and get the facts. Mesothelioma cases have an extensive history in court, and may be easier to prove than cases involving less-known substances. The goal of our Abilene workplace injury attorneys is to make sure your legal rights are protected every step of the way.
What if your employer’s conduct or negligence led to your injury?
In Texas, you can bring a civil action against an employer that intentionally causes you injury. These actions often seek damages that go beyond what is covered by worker’s compensation insurance. This means that if your employer physically assaults you in any way, you can sue them for their actions.
It also means that if they act in some grossly negligent way that causes you injury, you can also pursue civil litigation in the form of a workplace injury lawsuit. If your employer forced you to work under conditions that were non-compliant with government regulations, and it resulted in your injury, this is likely the kind of action your workplace injury lawyer would pursue.
I was injured, but my employer didn’t carry worker’s compensation insurance. Now what?
If you’re injured on the job and your employer is uninsured, you can pursue a lawsuit for compensation. You may also want to consider this action if the money required for full compensation is more than the payout from our worker’s compensation claim.
More examples of workplace injury liability
Employers routinely fail to provide workers with minimal safety measures. Often, complacency is the culprit. An employer may go years without a workplace injury, causing them to relax the safety standards they once followed to the letter. At other times, money problems may motivate an employer to cut safety standards, or hire personnel who lack the qualifications to do their job. In every one of these situations, the person who suffers is the innocent worker just trying to do their job.
Wrongful death in the workplace
In the most tragic cases of workplace injury, employees suffer death as a result of their injuries or exposure to toxic substances like asbestos. If someone you love lost their life due to a workplace injury or toxic exposure, contact our legal team to discuss whether you can file a wrongful death claim.
Money may seem trivial when compared to the significance of your loss, but financial considerations must be made to protect your future and that of your family. This is especially true if the deceased was the home’s primary wage-earner. Persons who can file a wrongful death claim include the deceased’s parents, children, and spouse.
Abilene, Texas – a place to work and raise a family
Abilene is a modern Texas city with a population of more than 166,000 people. Most Abilene residents are hard-working people , and many work in hazardous industries like oil field labor and construction. If you’re lucky, you can avoid injury throughout your entire career, but some things are simply out of your control. When injury does happen to you or someone in your family, it’s good to know there are caring legal professionals willing to help you get the compensation you need to recover physically and financially.
Abilene got its start in 1881 when it was first named a city after becoming an important cattle shipping point for the new railroad. Abilene was also made the Taylor County seat in those early days, and it grew to become an important player on the global scene.
In the mid-1940s, Abilene purchased land that became the Camp Barkeley United Stated Army base. Even though it closed post WWI, many of the servicemen stayed in Abilene and made a home. You can learn more about Abilene’s storied history at Frontier Texas, which is the local museum. As one of the few museums in the world with life-sized holograms, you’re in for a real treat when you visit.
Ready for a free consultation? Contact one of our workplace injury lawyers today
Don’t let a workplace injury jeopardize your financial future or health. Contact our Abilene law office for a free evaluation of your workplace injury case, and put our experience to work for you. We earned our reputation as hard-working Texas attorneys by putting our client’s needs at the forefront, and aggressively pursuing their interests. We can do the same for you.
Your Abilene auto accident lawyer will review all insurance settlement offers, so you can be sure you’re being treated fairly
What’s the best way to be sure you’re getting a fair settlement offer from an insurance company? Work with a professional Texas lawyer who knows the law. Without this kind of professional help, how can you ever know for sure if an offer is reasonable?
When seeking compensation for injuries and disfigurement that will affect you throughout your life, this kind of professional legal guidance is paramount. There are complex legal formulas that the courts use to determine these figures, so your auto accident attorney will guide you through this process step by step so that you can make a fully informed choice.
If you fail to seek out professional assistance, the insurance companies will most likely boost their own profit margin at your expense. Insurance exists to protect you in these tragic situations, so you should do everything you can to ensure you’re getting the most from your out of it.
A fair insurance settlement starts by understanding your legal rights. Your Abilene auto accident lawyer will help you understand the law, protect your interests, and ensure that your settlement isn’t being undervalued.
In some cases, we will conduct our own independent investigation of the accident that caused your injuries. This is often necessary is auto accident injury cases where the negligent party or their insurance company attempts to deny their culpability. Nothing is more infuriating to our attorneys than people who try to defer their own responsibility by blaming one of our clients for something that wasn’t their fault. In these cases, our Abilene auto accident attorneys aggressively pursue justice for innocent victims.
An overview of Abilene, Texas
According to the 2011 census, Abilene has a population of 166,416 people. Some of the nation’s most heavily trafficked roadways surround Abilene, including Interstate 20 to the north, US Highway 83/84 to the west, and Loop 322 to the east. Unfortunately, these roads are a nexus of accident and injury, which is only exacerbated by negligent and reckless drivers.
The city of Abilene was established by cattlemen. It was used as a cattle shipping point by the railroad, and in 1881 the city earned its name from Abilene, Kansas which was the original endpoint for the Chisholm Trail. Shortly afterwards, Abilene was incorporated and became the Taylor County.
It was in those early days that the cornerstone was laid for future universities. In the mid-1940s, Abilene purchased land to develop a U.S. Army base named Camp Barkeley. Eventually the base closed, but many of the former servicemen started business in Abilene, some of which still thrive today. Later, the Dyess Air Force Base was opened and is the largest employer in the city today.
Things to do in Abilene, Texas
There are a number of fun and exciting activities in the city of Abilene and the surrounding region. Frontier Texas brings history to life with stories of real people who lived and breathed the frontier lifestyle. As one of the few museums in the world with life-sized holographic displays that bring these stories characters to life, Frontier Texas is like stepping back in time to world populated by wild animals and desperate gunslingers who took offense to an opponent with an ace up their sleeve.
The Abilene Zoo is another popular attraction, with more than 1,000 animals that include, lions, reptiles, and bears. The zoo also offers numerous children’s programs and fun camps that educate as well as entertain.
Contact one of our Abilene auto accident lawyers today
At Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, we take great pride in protecting the legal rights of our clients. We will aggressively pursue your interests after suffering injury in an auto accident, so contact our law office today for a free consultation.