Work Injury Lawyer
Austin TX

On the Job Injury Lawyers Serving Injured Clients in
Austin and Surrounding Communities

4401 West Gate Blvd Suite 200
Austin, TX 78745

Our Austin workplace injury attorneys fight for injured workers and help them recover after devastating work-related injuries. If you were injured on the job by a defective product or piece of equipment, or if your employer has failed to prioritize the safety of its employees, call Thomas J. Henry Law immediately for assistance.

The goal of our law firm is to protect your rights as an employee after a workplace accident, as well as to allow your employer to understand their mistakes so the same tragedies do not reoccur. Give us a call at (512) 520-0221 — our work injury lawyers in Austin are available 24/7, nights and weekends to speak with you, answer your questions, and provide you with a free consultation.


Know Your Rights as an Injured Worker

You are entitled to a safe workplace environment under federal law. There are steps that can be taken to help preserve your rights as a victim of a workplace accident. By understanding your rights as an employee, you can put yourself in the best position to receive the compensation you deserve.

These rights, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), should be reviewed when seeking compensation if you have suffered a workplace injury. You have the right as an employee to:

  • Be trained in a language you understand
  • Work on machines that are safe
  • Be provided required safety gear, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls
  • Be properly protected from toxic chemicals
  • Request an OSHA inspection, and speak to the inspector with any concerns
  • Report an injury or illness, and receive copies of your medical records
  • Have access to copies of the workplace injury and illness log
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace

The Most Dangerous Occupations in Austin, Texas

In 2016, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reported a 3% increase in fatal occupational injuries, from 527 in 2015 to 545. According to 2012 data by the TDI, the following occupations were ranked as the most dangerous in terms of fatal workplace injuries:

  1. Tractor-trailer truck drivers
  2. Construction trade workers
  3. Installation, repair, & maintenance workers
  4. Agriculture, forestry, hunting, & fishing careers
  5. Oil & gas related occupations
  6. Trash collectors
  7. Health care assistants
  8. Steel workers
  9. Roofing employees
  10. Pilots & flight engineers

What are the Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries?

According to the Texas Department of Insurance, the following are major causes of work-related injuries:

  • Transportation-related incidents
    • Transportation incidents continue to be the leading cause of workplace deaths in Texas, accounting for 45% of all workplace injuries. If you were injured by a large truck, call Thomas J. Henry Law to speak with an Austin truck accident lawyer today.
  • Falls, slips, or trips
    • In 2016, TDI reported 90 incidents caused by falls on the job.
  • Contact with objects and equipment
    • There were 75 incidents of equipment-related injury in 2016.

Injured on the Job? Call Our Work Injury Attorneys in Austin

Sustaining an injury at work will complicate your life and cause you and your family financial hardships. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our goal is to provide world-class legal representation and take the burden off our clients’ shoulders. Our team of more than 100 attorneys fights diligently on the behalf of each of our hardworking injured clients. Let our Austin work injury lawyers help you navigate the legal process while you focus on the healing process.

Contact us today and speak with an attorney for a free legal consultation. You can give us a call or fill out a contact form on this page and we will reach out to you. Don’t suffer any longer – call today.

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Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions
to help you make critical decisions, navigate
legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions
than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer
any questions you have about your injury case.

The risks of not contacting an attorney after an accident cannot be overstated. Simply put, you are risking your entire claim to recovery as well as future financial stability. Insurance adjusters are familiar with claim procedures and liability. When an insurance adjuster calls you with questions concerning your accident, they are looking for information that limits the liability of their client and information that can be used to downplay the extent of your injuries. Further, adjusters will often ask that you provide a recorded statement concerning your accident and injuries. While they may say that the sole purpose of the recorded statement is to gather information needed to move your claim forward, the statement can actually be used to erode your case and right to recovery. It is the adjuster's job to limit your recovery and save their company money. An attorney will help you protect your rights and your claim to fair compensation.
A successful personal injury attorney will utilize their legal expertise, resources, and knowledgeable support staff to develop your case in a way that accurately demonstrates liability as well as any economic and non-economic damages you have incurred. The ultimate goal is to take care of the client's claim so that the client can focus on their health and physical recovery. Thomas J. Henry Law has the legal and financial resources necessary to properly build and handle your case in the most effective and efficient way possible. Your attorney will make sure you are treated with respect, are kept informed with the most up-to-date information on your case, and that you are comfortable throughout the entire legal process as we work to secure the compensation you deserve. We will also work with medical providers to ensure you receive proper medical treatment for all of your injuries. Experienced attorneys also have access to expert witnesses with specialized knowledge on a subject related to the case. Thomas J. Henry has spent years finding the best expert witnesses across the United States. Our firm retains the most qualified experts for each individual case, from accident reconstruction experts to medical professionals. Every expert undergoes a rigorous and in-depth examination process before ever being involved in a client’s case.
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered injury due to negligence, speaking with an experienced Austin injury attorney will help protect your rights and your claim to financial compensation. Failing to contact an attorney can leave you open to tactics insurers use to limit their liability and diminish your financial recovery. These tactics include:
  • Unintentional inconsistencies – Crashes and accidents are hectic and disorienting. As time moves on, you will likely remember less and less about the events leading up to and following your accident. When an insurance company goes back to compare all the statements you made over a period of weeks or months, they will claim that any inconsistencies were attempts by you to mislead the company and label them as lies before a judge or a jury.
  • Exposure to trick questions – Representatives often ask trick questions or word their inquiries in a way meant to trick or trap you. You may even be pressured into agreeing to facts that are not completely accurate just to get the representative off your back. Even an aggravated response of “I don’t know, maybe” or “I guess” can come back to haunt you later.
  • Exposure to leading statements – Even a statement that seems innocent on its surface can damage your claim depending on your response. For example, by giving a positive response to statements like “I hope your back is starting to feel a bit better” or “Wow, it’s a miracle you weren’t more seriously injured,” you could be tricked into understating the severity of your injuries.
  • Failure to report undiagnosed injuries – Most doctors agree that the full extent of injuries suffered in an accident may not be evident until several days after the accident has occurred. If a claims adjuster contacts you within 24 hours of a crash and asks about your injuries, chances are you will not be able to provide a complete list of injuries. This will not stop the insurance company from questioning and attempting to dismiss any injuries that became symptomatic after that initial recorded statement was made.
  • Provide material for cross-examination – By the time deposition or trial occurs, chances are the defense counsel will have reviewed your recorded statements dozens of times. They will craft questions for cross-examination with the understanding that you likely don’t remember everything you said or agreed to in that recorded statement. And when you misremember or contradict yourself in a moment of confusion, they will try to claim your misstatement proves your testimony is not credible.
We do accept walk-ins at our Austin offices. For your convenience, however, you may wish to make an appointment by calling our offices or completing an online contact form.
Yes. Our Austin injury attorneys are on-call, 24/7. If an in-person meeting is necessary and you are unable to travel to our offices, we will send an attorney directly to you.

Why Choose Us

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Help with Bills

If you’ve been hurt, you may have a damaged vehicle or be unable to work. We can help get you a rental car if your vehicle is damaged and even advance money on qualified cases.
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Full-Service Injury Firm

We handle all types of injury cases, including vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, vehicle recalls, product recalls, pharmaceutical cases, mass tort, and more.
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We Come to You

If you’ve been hurt, you may not be able to come into our offices to speak to an attorney. Don’t worry, we will come to you wherever you are – at home, work, or hospital.
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No Fee Guarantee

Thomas J. Henry offers a “No Fee Promise.” We work on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay our firm any fees unless and until we win your case.
Why Choose Us - Over 250 Attorneys Available

Largest Injury Firm in Texas

We have 250+ attorneys available 24/7 to help you and your family. We have the power and resources to handle any case. We offer free case consultations and collect no fees unless we win.
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Nationally Recognized

Our firm wins top verdict awards each year and has been featured in Texas Monthly, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Newsweek.com, Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Magazine and more.
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Top Verdicts & Settlements

We win some of the top verdicts, settlements, and judgments in the country. Recent recoveries include $50 million for a trucking accident, $35 million for a trucking accident and $30.2 million for a vehicle recall accident.

Recent Results

This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients.
Please click through to view more verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Trucking Accident

$50 Million

Net to Client: $27 Million

Expenses: $1.1 Million

Attorney Fees: $21 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident

$35 Million

Net to Client: $22.2 Million

Expenses: $100 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $12.8 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

Product Liability

$30.22 Million

Net to Client: $20.1 Million

Expenses: $39.6 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $10.1 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability

$14.75 Million

Net to Client: $6.7 Million

Expenses: $652 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $7.4 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice

$12.7 Million

Net to Client: $10.4 Million

Expenses: $300 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $2 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Help & Information

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