All Defendants Fight to Avoid Paying Damages in Wrongful Death Workplace Lawsuits
In all non-subscriber and third-party fatal workplace injury cases, many defendants will have large insurance companies with lots of good attorneys to aggressively represent them. The rest will be “self-insured” or uninsured. And every defendant does everything they can to wiggle out of paying damages to the surviving family members.
Non-subscribers’ insurance companies have attorneys either on staff or permanent retainers. They are very good defenders of their clients against claimants like you who try to sue them. Insurance companies are belligerent in their resistance. And from the opening gavel, they cry for relief from yet another nuisance suit. But they don’t always win, especially when you have an experienced lawyer who knows how to counter every obstacle they place in our path.
But as bad as the insurance companies can be in a fatal injury claim or lawsuit, they are subject to a certain amount of regulations that surround their deportment during their legal defense. But employers who are self-insured or have no insurance whatsoever are not bound by such rules; or any rules at all, other than those surrounding criminal behavior. And some defendants don’t even respect those. So they will often blatantly display underhanded behavior when survivors of a fatally injured worker take legal action against them to recover damages. And that behavior runs the gamut from questionable to obscenely illegal if they think they can get away with it.
You will likely deal directly with a company officer if the self-insured firm is a small one. This person’s salary is tied directly to company profits. Restitution that is paid for any injury comes directly out of company funds (or a bond if they have one). So by compensating you, your deceased loved one’s employer is literally taking money out of his own pocket. So it comes as no surprise when a sneaky, self-insured company officer uses any and all means to oppose your claim in order to protect his company’s, and his personal, assets.
Many times we’ve seen self-insured companies deliberately destroy evidence as well as a bribe or intimidate witnesses. They sometimes even resort to physical threats against witnesses or others they see as “friends of the plaintiff.” This is why every time we represent a client against a self-insured company, the first thing we do is to file motions in court to prevent anyone within the company from behaving inappropriately against our clients. Sometimes these motions include clear demands that they make no attempt to communicate with our clients in any way without one of our attorneys present.
We Help You Recover From the Shocking Loss of Your Beloved Family Member
The fatal work accident attorneys at our Texas Law Firm help you win the compensation you deserve.
We have been litigating and resolving workplace wrongful death cases all over Texas for decades. We have successfully negotiated countless settlements and argued many cases against every major insurance provider in the nation. We have a history of success and won numerous fair settlements for our clients on behalf of their deceased loved ones. Insurance companies know our track record and don’t want to see us in court. As a result, they often offer our clients attractive settlements without the stress and uncertainty of a jury trial.
The fatal workplace accident attorneys with our Law Firm do whatever is necessary to help you obtain justice and fair restitution for the loved one that has been taken from you. To find out how we can help, call for a free consultation that will be the first step to finding peace of mind in memory of your dearly departed family member.