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More than $1 Billion Handled for Clients and their Families in Work-related Accidents

Our top-rated work injury lawyers are privileged to assist injured workers and their families throughout the United States, with a focus in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Our team at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can provide legal guidance that will help you obtain a favorable result against one of the largest industrial corporations in the world. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed in a workplace accident, you should contact us for a free, confidential consultation. Discuss your legal rights with us as soon as possible before an employer or insurance company jeopardize them.

Handling Workplace Accident Claims Throughout The United States

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Help with All Types of Work Injuries
  • A Track Record of Success
  • No Fee Unless We Win!

What Should I Do If I’m Injured At Work?

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at work, what’s the first thing you should do?

The answer is simple. Before you do anything else, you should contact a work injury attorney who can assess your situation and discuss your options.

There is no obligation to hire our firm or pursue a work injury claim. There truly is nothing to lose by visiting with us.

Furthermore, if you do decide to hire us, we will handle your workplace injury case on a contingency fee.  That means absolutely no cost unless we win.

There are many reasons why you should immediately speak to a work injury lawyer who will look out for your interests.  Those reasons include:

  • There are probably legal deadlines that apply to your claim.
  • Your case may require an inspection, witness interviews, or other investigation, all of which are best done sooner rather than later.
  • The other side has likely hired an attorney, in which case they are already working hard to build their defense.  Don’t give the other side a head start.

Many workers are under the false impression that if they are injured at work, they are entitled to recover only workers’ compensation benefits from their employer. That is often not the case, and in many instances, an injured worker is entitled to compensation from several other avenues, including other responsible companies or product manufacturers. Every workplace injury must be analyzed individually to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable.

When you file for workers’ compensation, your employer will probably not tell you that you have the right to pursue “third party” claims against other companies.  They may even hide that fact from you.  As a result, you could receive a fraction of what you would have received if you were represented by your attorney and exploring your options beforehand.

What If My Employer Finds Out That I’m Contacting an Attorney?

We understand you are concerned about what will happen if your employer finds out you are thinking about hiring a attorney. But don’t worry.

Conversations with an attorney regarding potential legal advice are protected under the law. Ordinarily, nobody – not your employer, not an insurance company, not anybody — has the right to know about our legal advice or your confidential free legal consultation.

At Morrow & Sheppard, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Even if you decide not to pursue a claim, our free, confidential consultation will remain confidential.

Common Causes Of Workplace Accidents In Texas

Unfortunately, workplace accidents happen every day. Many are serious. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2017, at least 5,147 people were killed on the job. An industry that is particularly susceptible to workplace injuries is the construction industry, which accounts for one of five workplace injuries. Of the 5,147 workplace fatalities, common causes were:

  • Transportation incidents;
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents;
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments;
  • Fires and explosions; and
  • Contact with dangerous objects and equipment.

As OSHA reports, though work-related accidental deaths declined by 8 percent during a recent 15-year period, in the same period Hispanic work-related accidental deaths increased by almost 80 percent.

Young Hispanic immigrant workers are the most vulnerable for small construction companies, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Their employers’ negligence caused many work-related injuries and deaths for failing to train workers appropriately. Such neglect by employers can lead to a favorable settlement a workplace injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

What Compensation Will I Be Entitled To Receive For My Work Injury Claim?

If you are considering taking legal action, you are probably wondering what type of compensation you will be entitled to receive.  In many work injury cases, the injured worker will file a lawsuit seeking to recover financial damages from the party or parties responsible for their injuries. The amount and types of damages that you will be able to recover in a work injury case will depend upon the extent and nature of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your claim.

In Texas, damages in a work injury case are generally classified into three categories: (1) economic damages; (2) noneconomic damages; and (3) punitive damages.

Economic Damages

In a work injury case, economic damages are designed to compensate the injured victim for his or her financial losses. Economic damages include:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Lost income;
  • Loss of future earning capacity;
  • Damages to personal property; and
  • Other financial losses are attributable to your injuries.

The medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with a work-related injury can be staggering. Minor injuries can turn into significant injuries that will have severe and long-lasting effects on your life. Our attorneys can help you obtain a favorable compensation that will allow you to best deal with your economic losses today and well into the future.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages seek to compensate victims for their non-monetary losses. Noneconomic damages consist of:

  • Physical pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish and pain;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Loss of consortium;
  • Physical impairment;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Loss of companionship and society; and
  • Other types of non-pecuniary losses.

Because these types of injuries are intangible and have no defined value, juries can often have a difficult time placing a dollar value on the precise amount of non-economic damages suffered.

A top-rated work injury lawyer can be invaluable in helping to determine your non-economic damages. Unlike your medical and hospital bills, the pain and suffering and mental anguish that you are suffering do not come with a bill or invoice. This is where experience comes into play – an attorney with experience handling personal injury claims will be familiar with settlements and verdicts in claims similar to your own. While every case is different and no attorney can guarantee the amount of your recovery. Your attorney should be able to take you through the process so that you have a general sense of the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Punitive (Exemplary) Damages

In Texas, punitive damages are also known as “exemplary damages.” These damages serve as a penalty and are meant to punish the conduct of the responsible party, to make an example of them. Punitive damages are generally awarded when the responsible party’s behavior is especially reckless or dangerous. These damages are not tied to your injury, and they are above and beyond the actual losses you may have suffered.

Can I Sue My Employer For My Work-Related Injuries In Texas?

If your employer has workers’ compensation in Texas, you generally cannot. If your workers’ compensation benefits alone aren’t enough to cover your medical expenses, that can be a problem.

But some Texas employers do not have workers’ comp.  Texas is the only state in the United States which allows employers to choose not to provide workers’ compensation insurance. This is called “opting out.”  An employer that “opts out” of workers’ comp is called a “non-subscriber.” Employers who don’t provide workers’ compensation, “non-subscribers” can be sued directly.

Can I Get Fired Or Lose My Job While On Workers’ Compensation?

If you are wondering if you could get fired or lose your job while filing for a workers’ compensation claim, Texas law says no. Based on Texas Labor Code Chapter 451, your employer cannot retaliate against you for submitting a workers’ compensation claim.

However, your employer can sometimes legally terminate your employment while you are receiving workers’ compensation based on misconduct or other issues unrelated to your claim.

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Contact A Work Injury Lawyer For A Free Consultation Today!

As you can see, work injury law can be tricky.  In most cases, it is very important for injured workers and their families to consult with or retain a Texas work injury attorney as soon as possible following an incident. Morrow & Sheppard LLP stands ready to guide you through the legal process and help you claim the maximum compensation to which you or a loved one is legally entitled.

Act now to protect your legal rights. Contact an experienced work injury attorney with our law firm today. We will quickly provide you with a free, confidential consultation to review your potential work injury case. Then, if you choose, we can get started helping you claim the compensation that you or a loved one needs and deserves.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured or tragically killed in a workplace accident as a result of the negligence of others, contact our work injury lawyer for a free, confidential consultation at (800) 489-2216 or fill out our free case evaluation form online.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I worked with Nick Morrow, John Sheppard, Daniel Sheppard, Patrick McGinnis, and Chris West on my maritime injury case. These guys were incredible. I was injured badly working on a tugboat, and was forced to leave my career. These lawyers assured me I had a right to recover damages under the Jones Act, even when several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard went above and beyond. They took on costs like hiring expensive experts and taking depositions so that I could be in the best position to prove my case. I watched them handle every excuse the defense lawyers threw at me, and ultimately forced the defendant’s hand in to paying me what I deserved. Morrow & Sheppard always kept me informed and up to date on my case, and developed a personal relationship with me. I would give them the highest recommendation. I still keep in touch with them, and look forward to seeing them whenever I pass through Houston.read more
Brent Lamb
Brent L.
19:50 18 Nov 19
Morrow & Sheppard helped me when my employer breached my contract. They took the case from start to finish, and won our trial. If you’ve been injured or wronged at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
Ky Evans
Ky E.
22:53 14 Nov 19
I suffered a work injury when the work vehicle I was riding in was involved in an accident with another car. Morrow & Sheppard took my case and won a great settlement for me. If you need a work injury attorney, I highly recommend Morrow & Sheppard.read more
Dinah Rincon
Dinah R.
00:39 12 Nov 19
These guys were there when I needed help and advisement..Don’t waste your money or time going elsewhere..thank you Nick and thank you to Chris also..great peopleread more
Steven Kemp
Steven K.
14:43 05 Jan 19
Nick Morrow and John Sheppard are the best. I was paralyzed in a work injury. Several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard hired expensive experts, took dozens of depositions, and proved my case. I saw them in court against a team of defense lawyers, and the defense lawyers didn’t stand a chance. Morrow & Sheppard took my case all the way when nobody else would. Now my family is set up for life. Throughout the process, they kept me updated and made me feel like I was more than a number. I still talk to Nick to this day. Morrow & Sheppard exceeded my expectations in every way, and I cannot recommend them enough. If you are injured at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
jeff holloway
jeff H.
23:20 17 Oct 18
John Sheppard and Nick Morrow were two of the brightest stars in my law school class and my class of lawyers at Fulbright & Jaworski, one of the most elite and prestigious law firms in Houston and Texas. I have known both of them for well over a decade now and throughout that time they have both always lived up to the highest standards of intellect, tenacity, and professionalism. They are both winners. If you need a Houston lawyer who will stand up for your rights and get you the justice you deserve, I wholeheartedly recommend Morrow & Sheppard. read more
Holt Lackey
Holt L.
20:39 17 Jul 15
John Sheppard, with Morrow & Sheppard LLP, is brilliant. On more than one occasion, he successfully represented various affiliated companies I was part of. John is very diligent, thorough and fights hard for righteousness. There were numerous times that he helped us through extremely difficult moments. John is very professional, responsive and respectful. I highly endorse Morrow and Sheppard LLP for legal representation and/or legal assistance needs. read more
Don Knight
Don K.
21:19 15 Jul 15
My experience with John, at Morrow and Sheppard, during my company’s litigation was better than I could have imagined (considering the circumstances of being involved in litigation). What stood out to me the most, was John’s tenacity in preparation. I later realized this came from two places, one he didn’t want to lose and two (and most importantly) he CARED so much about me getting justice. I cannot stress this enough, when you are dealing with a lawyer that truly cares, then all of the other stresses I had around the case seemed to go away. I was always kept up to date with what was going on in our case, and he always made it very clear he was just an email or call away! In addition to these attributes, he also knows the law and is willing to fight for what is right! It would be tough to find another lawyer that is as highly effective, skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and has such an impeccable reputation (which is well deserved). I would recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone seeking out a law firm, in the event they needed counsel.read more
Brian R
Brian R
16:04 14 Jul 15
Nick and John are a great team. They are both honest, trustworthy and have a tenacious work ethic on behalf of their clients. They stand behind these qualities, having left partnerships at great law firms to commit 100% to achieving results for individuals and businesses. They will fight for you and I'm proud to call them clients and friends.read more
Jim Bell
Jim B.
13:58 13 Jul 15
John and Nick are outstanding lawyers. They are both extremely sharp, skilled, hard-working, and passionate about what they do. I would highly recommend either of them to anyone looking for high-level service that also happens to be affordable.read more
Will Moore
Will M.
22:08 10 Jul 15
Morrow & Sheppard would be my first call for legal assistance. I have known Nick Morrow for years and I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is smart, dedicated, ethical, dependable, and very thorough with every client. I would strongly recommend this firm to anyone looking for top of the line legal assistance. read more
Anne Louise Conway
Anne Louise C.
15:28 24 Jun 15
Morrow & Sheppard LLP is an outstanding law firm. I have known Nick Morrow for many years. He is honest, hardworking, and very attentive to his clients. I could not recommend him enough for your legal needs. read more
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Caroline B.
21:25 23 Jun 15
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