Seeking Damages For Workplace Injuries
No one expects to go into work and be taken out on a stretcher. Unfortunately, there are professions where serious accidents happen all too often.
The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., has helped hundreds of injured workers recover with the help of adequate and fair compensation. We are not a workers’ compensation firm. We help people who have had a workplace injury that was caused by malfunctioning equipment and negligence. We have helped hundreds of injured workers who suffered a serious head injury, back injury, broken bone or serious burn. If you were injured in a construction accident, by faulty equipment and by hazardous working environments, we can help.
Working To Help You
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, our experienced team can ensure that you and your family receive due compensation.
- On an oil rig
- At a chemical plant
- In a power plant
- On a railroad (FELA)
- On a ship or barge (Jones Act)
- Wrongful death
Understanding Railroad Related Injuries And FELA
FELA stands for Federal Employers Liability Act. This 1908 law protects railroad workers who are injured on the job. If you are injured on a railroad or in a railroad-related accident, first seek medical attention. Then contact an attorney and report the accident to the railroad and the union. Do not speak to anyone about the matter until you have discussed it with your attorney or union officials. Record what happened, use video or photos when possible. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. Under the FELA law, you have three years to file a claim.
Helping Those Hurt By Mesothelioma And Asbestos
The problem with asbestos, benzene and other toxic materials is not that companies do not know it is present and poses a risk, but that companies do know it is present and do know about the risk they are putting their workers in but choose to do it anyway.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to serious levels of toxic chemicals or particles, or injured due to negligence or faulty equipment, call the Texas firm of The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C. We will ensure that you receive a full and accurate independent medical diagnosis and the care you need. We will also see to it that any party found negligent is held accountable. Our lawyers serve workers in Texas in San Antonio and Laredo, and in New Mexico in Las Cruces. Call us today at or fill out the online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you.