For the most part, going to work shouldn’t cause anyone to be concerned that they will become injured. Sure, some jobs are more dangerous than others, but even dangerous jobs should have proper safety protocols in place to protect employees. The unfortunate reality is that people can get hurt on the job, even if they work in an office. If you have been seriously injured in your workplace, it is important to consider your legal options, as you may be entitled to significant compensation for the burdens you have faced. For over 35 years, The Law Office of Steve Brannan has proudly served clients in the Odessa area when they have been hurt by the negligence of another party. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact experienced personal injury attorney Steve Brannan to discuss your situation.

Types of Workplace Accidents

While many people associate workplace accidents with construction sites, the reality is that accidents can happen anywhere. Employers are expected to provide their employees with a safe workplace, which should include any necessary safety training or safety equipment. When an employer fails to do so, or fellow employees fail to abide by safety regulations, someone can become seriously injured. Some of the most common workplace accidents we handle at The Law Office of Steve Brannan include the following:

  • Slip and falls

  • Trip and falls

  • Muscle strains

  • Repetitive motion injuries

  • Crashes or collisions

  • Inhaling toxic fumes

  • Loud noise exposure

  • Being hit by falling objects

Recovering Compensation After a Workplace Accident

If you have been seriously injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation that can offset some of the physical, emotional, and burdens associated with your injuries. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. If you were injured on the job and do file for workers’ compensation, you cannot take legal action against your employer. However, if you were injured by the negligence of a third party who is not your employer, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. It is important to note that most of the time, you cannot collect workers’ compensation and compensation for a claim against a third party. You may be ordered by the court to pay back your workers’ compensation. Of course, each situation is different so it is important to discuss yours with an experienced attorney.

Contact an Odessa Texas Work Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Texas workplace accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with the assistance you need. The Law Office of Steve Brannan has proudly served the Odessa, Texas area for over 35 years and is ready to assist you, too. Our firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney Steve Brannan today.