Am I Limited to Worker’s Compensation if I was Injured at Work?

April 23rd, 2013 by Greg Marks

It depends on how you were hurt. Many employers in Texas carry worker’s compensation insurance, which means, in most cases, that you can’t file a lawsuit against your employer to recover damages for your work-related injuries – instead, you can only claim workers compensation benefits. There areoften a variety of contractors and companies working on a Texas construction site. When an accident occurs and a construction worker is injured, any of these companies may be at fault. Possible responsible parties for a Texas construction site accident can include: architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and even equipment manufacturers. In those circumstances, the injured worker has a claim against someone other than their employer, bringing rise to a potential “third party” case.  The injured worker can recover not only his lost wages and medical expenses, but also damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment as well as disfigurement.