Workplace Injury Lawyers serving Bryan, San Antonio, Edinburg, Monterrey and surrounding areas
We help our clients get the best medical care available for their injuries, and just compensation for their damages.
Have you been injured in a workplace injury?
The lawyers at Hernandez Law Firm represent employees injured on the job in claims against involving workers’ compensation and third party defendants responsible for injuries in a case.
Workers’ compensation insurance generally covers injuries sustained in the workplace. However, by accepting workers’ compensation, an employee no longer has the right to sue their employer for damages. In some cases, there may be additional claims leading to financial recovery.
Additionally, an injured worker may face challenges in receiving the benefits and compensation deserved for their injuries. Sometimes, workman's compensation insurance will deny the entire claim. In other accepted cases, workman's compensation insurance will dispute the majority of the claim, leaving the injured victim unable get treatment or just compensation.
To secure your rights and compensation under a workmans’ compensation claim, an injured worker is advised to hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to assist and maximize the benefits received by law.
Third Parties and Manufacturer Defect
We also represent injured workers in claims against other third parties such as product manufacturers or entities other than the individual’s employer if they were in charge of the employees work, dictated how that work was done.
For example, if a construction worker sustains an injury in the workplace due to faulty equipment, then a claim may be filed to receive compensation from the manufacturer of the equipment that caused the injury.
Hernandez Law Firm handles a variety or workplace injury claims, including:
- Construction Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Death Claims
- Slip And Fall
- Chemical Exposure
- Burns to any part of your body
- Internal Illness or Disease
- Injuries due to repetitive job duties
- Other injury occurring at work or while under your employer’s control
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How We Handle Your Case
No Upfront Cost and No Fee Unless We Win. There is never a fee unless we win your case. Accidents happen when we least expect them and most victims are not financially prepared for such an emergency. Depending on your injuries, medical expenses can add up quickly, while getting compensated for a case can happen slowly, leaving victims in a difficult situation and desperate for compensation. This often leads to victims accepting far less than their case is worth and prevents them from getting the just compensation they deserve.
When you hire The Hernandez Law Firm, we are invested in your case from the start. We work for you exclusively on a contingency fee basis. That means we put in our time, effort, and resources to build your case and work with medical professionals to postpone payment until a settlement or verdict is reached. In most cases, you will not be immediately charged for your medical costs and our firm will not receive any fee unless we win or settle your case.
Gather All The Evidence. We start every case by gathering all the available evidence, including witnesses, physical evidence, accident scene pictures and video whenever possible. We also speak directly to responding and investigating officers and bring in experts if necessary, to understand the details of the accident.
We also gather evidence about your damages, including talking to doctors so we understand your injuries in detail and your future prognosis regarding your injuries. In addition, we gather evidence of wage losses and lost earning capacity, as well as any other form of loss that may apply to your specific case. We are experts at gathering the evidence required to build a powerful case and preparing it to present in trial so that a jury can understand and make a fair determination if the case goes to trial.
Medical Attention. At Hernandez Law Firm, we believe in getting our clients the best medical attention possible for their injuries, as well as just compensation for their damages. After handling hundreds of cases, we are familiar with minor and severe injuries and have numerous doctors in all specialties who we trust to refer our clients.
We want you to get the best medical care while exploring the best options for your recovery, all while keeping the important evidence that comes from doctor's reports in mind as we build your case.
Calculate Damages. In order to receive just compensation for your damages, we must be able to prove those damages. Damages include past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earnings, decreased earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and any other loss related to the accident.
We thoroughly review your lifestyle prior to and after the accident to ensure that damages are accurately calculated and we seek the maximum damages that you should be entitled. Our trial attorneys know how to present your damages to a jury in trial, if necessary.
Negotiate With The Defense. After we have gathered all the evidence and facts and calculated your damages, we will begin negotiating with the defense. Negotiating with the defense can be a very difficult and frustrating experience if you do not have experience with this process. Insurance companies are not willing to pay compensation unless they are forced to, so they will take every opportunity to pay you the least amount possible. Our firm generally files a lawsuit on our client's behalf and begins preparing for trial as soon as we begin a case. Filing a lawsuit right away sends a signal to the insurance company that they need to take this matter seriously. However, many times, insurance companies will offer minimal compensation even for severe injuries and damages. We do the best we can to negotiate, but at some point, negotiations cease and we move towards trial.
Go To Trial. Most of the time, personal injury cases settle, sometimes on the courthouse steps, so to speak, other times once evidence is presented. However, not every case can be settled with fair compensation because the insurance company does not believe their insured is at fault, or the case is as valuable as you do.
This is why it is extremely important to have a lawyer that has experience trying cases and is willing, ready, and able to do so on your behalf. Insurance companies are well aware of who they are up against and they treat any settlement offers accordingly. If your lawyer is not experienced at trying cases, the insurance company will not take your case as seriously as they would if you hire an experienced trial attorney from the start.
We Take Accidents Seriously
Our personal injury lawyers take workplace injury accidents very seriously. Our firm is dedicated to getting you just compensation for your damages and will aggressively pursue your case from beginning to end, even if that requires a trial to verdict.
We recognize that workplace injury accidents often have tragic consequences that affect the injured victim, their families and loved ones in many ways and potentially for the rest of their lives. Most people don't recognize that even minor accidents can cause significant physical injuries as well as psychological trauma that deserves just compensation, the same as any other accident.
The truth is that all accidents are likely to have a financial burden on the victim and their family. From immediate medical costs, lost income from time off work or the inability of the victim to operate their business effectively, these are just the beginning in many cases.
The cost of additional loss of future earnings and medical care along with equipment that might be necessary for a long-term recovery all add up and place a significant burden on most accident victims.
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The Hernandez Law Firm provides practical solutions for our clients legal problems. The law firm has built its success by being responsive to client concerns and applying hard work with integrity to find creative legal solutions.