If you are injured at your job in Texas, you have many worries that employees in other states do not have. This is because Texas allows employers to opt out of providing injured workers with workers’ compensation benefits. You will need to file a personal injury claim and prove your employer’s negligence in order to obtain the compensation you deserve when working for a non-subscriber employer. You may know that you need the help of an experienced non-subscriber workplace injury attorney to do this, but may worry that you cannot afford his fees.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Non-Subscriber Workplace Injury Attorney?
You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that you most likely can afford to retain an experienced attorney for your work injury claim. Like other personal injury attorneys, many non-subscriber workplace injury attorneys takes these cases on a contingency fee basis. Here is how this type of fee arrangement works:
- You only owe attorney fees if you win your case either through settlement or at trial.
- Your attorney is paid an agreed-upon percentage of your compensation out of your settlement proceeds, so you do not pay any attorney fees directly.
- If you lose your case, you would owe no attorney fees.
- You may owe additional costs, such as the fees for filing a lawsuit, deposition costs, and expert witness fees. You need to discuss these expenses with your attorney before hiring him and understand whether you pay these fees or he will front the cost for you.
Experience as Well as Cost Matters When Retaining an Attorney for Your Workplace Injury Case
While the cost of an attorney should be a consideration in deciding who to hire, it should not be the only consideration that you base your decision on. Retaining an experienced attorney who has a track record of success in settling and trying non-subscriber workplace injury cases—not just workers’ compensation claims—is equally important. You also want an attorney who you communicate well with and trust.
Have You Been Injured At Your Texas Job And Your Employer Doesn't Provide Workers' Compensation?
If you've been injured on the job and your employer is non-subscriber you need to speak with an experienced work injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our our Colleyville office directly at 817.485.8888 to schedule your free consultation.
We help injured workers throughout Texas including Arlington, North Richland, Grapevine, Bedford, Hurst, Euless, Irving and all points in between.