The Buzbee Law Firm is proud of the impact we’ve had on improving worker safety in Texas through litigation. Texas runs on the hard work of employees in dangerous professions like the oil industry, maritime-related industries, and industrial workers.
We are known for standing up for workers’ rights in major industries like these, many of which have special workers’ compensation laws like the Jones Act. If you feel like the workers’ compensation system is letting you down and you’re having trouble supporting yourself after an on-the-job injury, find out how we can help in a free consultation.
A Brief Introduction to Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is a way for employees injured on the job to get money from an insurer to pay for medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately for workers, it comes with many rules that aren’t in your favor.
Insurers are incentivized to pay you as little as possible, and employers have one to minimize your damages to keep their premiums down. Without a workplace injury lawyer representing you, your final settlement could be far less than you need.
The Buzbee Law Firm is not afraid to stand up to major corporations, insurers, and the Texas Department of Insurance to get just compensation for our clients. Unlike many lawyers, we love to go to trial, and we have the resources to help support you and your case while we fight to get you the most compensation we can.
For a free legal consultation with a workplace injury lawyer serving Lubbock, call 844-349-9196
Not All Companies Carry Workers’ Compensation
Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This saves them money, but it also opens them to get sued directly by injured workers. One of the first things we’ll look at in your case is the status of your employer.
If they do not carry workers’ compensation and your case meets our standards, our workplace injury lawyers will get to work preserving all the evidence you’ll need to prove your claim and maximize the damages. We’ll also protect you against retaliatory action by your employer.
If your employer does carry workers’ compensation insurance, then we have to go through that system. However, if gross negligence is part of your case, then you can also sue directly. If the evidence is there, we are not afraid to pursue this route to compensation in court.
Lubbock Workplace Injury Lawyer Near Me 844-349-9196
Lubbock is a hub of economic activity for west Texas, including the oil industry. Oil field workers face incredible dangers on the job. One wrong move can make a heavy pipe fall on a worker, or even cause a refinery explosion or chemical disaster.
An oilfield accident can rob a family of a loved one and their income or leave a victim unable to work ever again. In extreme situations like these, you need to pursue every possible legal avenue with a law firm that is not afraid to push your case to the limits.
We’ve recovered over $10 billion dollars for our clients because of our aggressive stance toward litigation and the skill of our trial lawyers. Before you give up hope and take a small settlement, speak with our team for advice.
Cases We’ve Handled in the Past
We’ve handled cases against every major refiner in the United States and represented victims in major industrial and chemical plant accidents. Some of our past cases include:
- Represented over 150 workers who were injured in the explosion at the BP Texas City Plant in 2005.
- Handled the claims of over 150 people who were injured due to chemical releases from the BP Texas City Plant in April 2007. After a record-breaking verdict, the claims settled for a confidential amount.
- Handling over 20,000 claims against BP for its release of benzene and other harmful chemicals in April-May 2010. The Court appointed as the Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel Tony Buzbee to oversee the Multidistrict Litigation process.
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If you’ve faced a major workplace accident, whether in an oilfield or in an office, get the legal representation you deserve, so you can get the true value of your case. Contact our workplace injury lawyers in Lubbock by phone or email to schedule a free consultation.