In Jefferson County, a former employee sued his company for injuries he sustained while re-securing loose freight loaded by his co-workers.
The lawsuit stated that in 2010 the plaintiff picked-up a load at a Bo-Mac facility in Rose City, Texas. He was hauling the freight with his 18-wheeler tractor-trailer when the load became loose, forcing him to re-secure the load, which caused him to injure himself.
The lawsuit accuses Bo-Mac of failing to supervise the job site, train its employees and properly inspect and secure the materials. The former employee sued for his medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.
If you are injured on the job, you should file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is an insurance system that pays medical bills and some lost wages of employees injured on the job. The Texas approach to workers’ compensation is unique compared to other states. Texas is one of the only states in the US that does not order employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. Employers who do not have workers’ compensation coverage are known as nonsubscribers.
Texas provides more opportunities than most states to sue your own employer for negligence if it does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. Even if you are limited to workers’ compensation benefits, we can investigate the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit against a different defendant whose negligence played a role in your accident.
Contact our Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today!
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our Austin workers’ compensation attorney today at (512) 474-8346 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney