We work to earn money, pursue interests, find a sense of purpose, and take care of our families. We do not work in hopes that we will be fatally injured on the job. Unfortunately, this is what is happening to far too many workers throughout the state of Texas.
While work-related deaths have fallen across the country, Texas just hasn't quite figured it out yet. We lead the nation in workplace fatalities and the industries that have endured the most loss in our state are construction, transportation and warehousing, and mining. A great portion of these accidents can also be attributed to our current oil and gas boom that has employees working long hours and in dangerous situations. These companies are valuing profit over safety, and too many families across Texas are being forced to deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one.
If you recently lost someone you love in a work-related accident, we are very sorry for your loss. At the Law Offices of Tom Hall, we have represented many different families still reeling from the tragic and sudden death of someone very important to them. We know how you are feeling right now and take great care in providing sensitive, but strong legal representation. We cannot undo what happened to your loved one, but we can fight for them and may be able to help you obtain the compensation you need to move forward after such a senseless loss.
Contact our Fort Worth law office today for a FREE consultation by calling 817-831-6100.
Workplace Accident Deaths Require In-Depth Legal Knowledge
Unfortunately, receiving a settlement following the death of a loved one at work is not always so cut-and-dried. It is very unlikely that an employer will immediately accept responsibility for what happened, and getting to the bottom of things will require the help of an attorney who knows exactly what to look for.
Most employers in Texas have workers' compensation insurance, which means you cannot sue them for negligence. However, you can sue an employer for gross negligence, which means not only were they negligent, but they were completely reckless, careless, and showed a total disregard for the lives of their workers. If your loved one's employer was not carrying workers' compensation insurance at the time the accident occurred, this is considered a non-subscriber case and your attorney will only need to prove regular negligence.
If your wrongful death case is successful, you and your family could recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and future lost wages
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Other losses
Our Fort Worth Wrongful Death Law Firm Is Ready for Your Free Consultation
Workplace death cases like yours require an extra level of care that not every attorney will be able to provide. You want someone who can win your case, but also stay sensitive to your loss and current needs. When you work with the Law Offices of Tom Hall, we are confident you will feel well taken care of in every way.
Connect with our Fort Worth law office today to schedule your FREE consultation by calling 817-831-6100.