Wrongful Death Lawyer : Accident Attorney
San Antonio Work Related Death Cases
A work-related death can involve many different areas of the law. A few that come to mind are car accident death, 18 wheeler accident death, construction accident death, aviation accident death, boating accident death, product defect death including but not limited to toxic products, exposure to asbestos or Benzene, railroad accidents, accidents involving people served too much alcohol ie dram shop, motorcycle accidents, oil rig accidents, refinery accidents, off shore oil rig accidents, oilfield accidents, warehouse accidents, oil refinery accidents, cargo ship accidents, industrial accidents, explosions, loading dock accidents, mesothelioma related to asbestos, leukemia related to exposure to Benzene, falling objects, crane accidents, forklift accidents, structural collapse, fire or burn, equipment malfunction, crushing accidents and many more.
I can’t cover all of this subject matter, but many of these subjects are covered in other pages contained in this web site. Another important consideration is whether or not the accident took place while the deceased was on the job or working in the course and scope of his employment. If so, please see our pages on “workers compensation” and “non subscriber cases”.Does the employer have workers’ compensation?
The critical issue concerning accidents that occur on the job is workers compensation. If the work related death or accident involves an employer that has workers compensation coverage, then the family of the deceased must prove that the deceased has financial dependents and that the employer was grossly negligent.
Gross negligence caps in Texas are governed by Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 41.008. The cap on punitive damages is the larger of $200,000 or non-economic damages up to a limit of $750,000 plus two (2) times the economic damages. How can our Law Firm help me with my work-related death case?
The benefit of hiring this San Antonio Law Firm wrongful death attorneys for these types of cases is that we can help you navigate the complex legal issues that you will face. There are many legal considerations that must be kept in mind so as not to allow the defendant the legal “upper hand”. Sandra D. Laurel understand that San Antonio is a city with a large population of skilled workers who are routinely put in harms way because of the dangerous nature of the work.
We recently represented a young man in Texas that got his hand caught in a meat grinder while on the job. Ultimately, the hand and arm became infected and the young man died from his injuries. Our Attorneys were hired by the family of the deceased to pursue the employer.
Please see our pages regarding “machinery injury”, “explosions”, “loading dock”, “mesothelioma\asbestos”, and “warehouse” to obtain more detailed information. Construction work and the relating catastrophic injuries and even death that can occur receive a lot of media exposure because of the severity of the accidents. Recently, here in San Antonio, the press has reported a trench collapse accident, a death from electrocution on the construction site, and a crane accident that caused the death a young father of two small children. Cranes are used extensively at construction sites across the city of San Antonio. The crane operator must exercise extreme caution when operating such large and heavy equipment.Practice Areas: Car Accidents – Trucking Accidents – On the Job Injuries – Wrongful Death – Construciton Accidents – Boating Accidents – Premises Liability–
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