Work Injury Client Awarded $295,000 Verdict

Nov 16, 2023 | Firm News, Work Accidents

Left to right: Attorney Michael Samaniego, Attorney Alma Reyes, and Paralegal Genae Leal.

Williams Hart & Boundas are pleased to share another resounding victory for an injured worker who came to us for representation.

In a recent workplace injury case, our client encountered numerous challenges. Even though our client suffered a broken ankle on the job, the defendant did not propose any settlement. The defendant planned to invoke the “exclusive remedy” clause of the Workers’ Compensation Act, which prevents an employee from suing their employer if there is workers’ compensation coverage in place. 

 

Nevertheless, during the pretrial phase, we argued that the defendant had not properly plead and proved their workers’ compensation defense. The judge agreed. Thanks to the judge’s ruling in our favor, the defendant couldn’t use the “workers compensation defense” or argue that our client did anything wrong. After a one and a half-day trial, the jury awarded our client $295,000 for his pain and suffering.

 

Michael Samaniego, Attorney

Houston Work Injury Lawyers

Our experienced Houston work injury lawyers have advocated for thousands of hardworking clients to secure the compensation they deserve after a work accident caused by negligence. We understand the complexities of workplace injuries and the laws surrounding Workers’ Compensation.

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work because of another party’s negligence, contact Williams Hart & Boundas today to learn more about your legal options. 

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