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El Paso, Texas Work Injury Lawyer

Las Cruces, NM workplace injury attorney

Attorney for Workplace Accidents in El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM

Any type of personal injury can cause a great deal of difficulty in the lives of a victim and their family, but injuries that occur in the workplace can be especially hard to deal with. If you were injured while at work, you may be unsure about who is responsible for the injury, what benefits you are eligible for, and how to receive compensation. In these cases, it is essential to work with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal options.

James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. knows the problems that a work injury can cause, and are prepared to fight to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need. James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. is a tough, family-oriented law firm, and is dedicated to the pursuit of justice for those who have been injured because of others' negligence. 

Attorney James Kennedy has more than 25 years of legal experience, and he is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has litigated cases in court every year that he has been practicing law, and he is ready to take your case to trial to make sure that you are fully compensated for the injuries you have suffered.

Common Work Injuries

While workers in any industry may be injured while on the job, there are some occupations that are more dangerous than others. Some common injuries that occur in different types of industries include:

Work Injury Compensation

Most workers who are injured while working will be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. However, Texas, unlike most other states, does not require employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. If a person is injured because of the negligence of an employer that did not provide workers' compensation coverage (known as a "non-subscriber"), they may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against their employer. Sometimes, if your employer's gross negligence is responsible for your injury or the death of your loved one, depending on the state law, you may have the right to sue your employer for gross negligence and punitive damages.

Even if an employee is covered by workers' compensation, they may be able to take legal action against any third parties who were responsible for their injuries. These may include the manufacturer of defective equipment, a subcontractor who did not follow the proper safety procedures, or a building owner that did not maintain a safe premises.

Notably, while workers' compensation typically covers the costs of medical care for an injury and income lost because of disability, it does not address the pain and suffering that a person experienced because of their injury. Those who pursue a lawsuit against a non-subscriber employer or a third party may be able to recover compensation for medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Contact an El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Workplace Injury Attorney

After a workplace accident, you may worry about being able to make ends meet due to the costs of medical treatment, as well as impairment to your ability to work while you are recovering. James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can provide you with the legal help you need during this difficult time, and will work with you to identify the party or parties who were liable for your injury and determine your options for recovering the compensation you need. To arrange a free consultation, contact Attorney James Kennedy at 915-544-5200. James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. represent injured workers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and throughout the Permian Basin, including El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Las Cruces, and Carlsbad. Se Habla Español.

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