Patricia: Hi Jason, my husband was burned very badly on the job, and we were thinking about filing a lawsuit. How would that work?
Jason: I’m sorry to hear that, Patricia, and I would be happy to help you understand the process. But first, can you tell me what happened?
Patricia: Well I don’t know all of the details except that there was a chemical spill at work – it wasn’t his fault. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Jason: How severe are his burns?
Patricia: The doctor said he has third-degree burns on both his hands. He says he can’t feel anything. His arms are all wrapped up so I can’t see how bad his burns are.
Jason: Do you know if his company carries worker compensation?
Patricia: I’m not really sure, I mean, we’ve never been in a situation like this before.
Jason: Well seeking legal help is a good step in the right direction, Patricia. I can take a look at his case and get more answers from the company about the accident and workers comp.
Patricia: Does having workers comp make a difference? I just don’t know much about this stuff.
Jason: Patricia that’s okay. I’m here to help – and I welcome your questions. Workers comp is an insurance program that provides pay and medical benefits to employees with work-related injuries or illness. However, in the state of Texas, not all companies are required to carry it.
Patricia: So if his company does carry Workers Comp, can we still sue them, or no?
Jason: It depends on the circumstances of his case. If, for example, there was gross negligence or misconduct involved, workers comp would not protect the company from a lawsuit.
Patricia: And if the company doesn’t carry workers comp?
Jason: Then we would pursue a lawsuit against the company.
Patricia: Thank you for helping me understand all of this, Jason. I need to speak with my husband, and we will be in touch soon.
Jason: You’re welcome and feel free to call my personal cell if you have any other questions.
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