Work Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury at work, you need legal assistance today.
Work injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has represented workers for 40 years and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Here's how The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX can help you and your family after a serious work injury...
What Does a Work Injury Attorney Do?
Determine the Cause of the AccidentMichael Shelton works with engineers and other experts to investigate injury claims and determine the cause of the accident. His own personal experience working on an oil rig also gives him a unique understanding of work-related injuries that can occur on drilling sites, pipelines, and construction sites.
Identify Negligent Parties
Employers are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for their employees. If you are injured at work and nobody is at fault, you can file a workers' compensation claim. But if your employer's negligence directly led to your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
Hold Insurance Companies AccountableIf your employer's workers' compensation insurance is refusing to compensate you a fair amount, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. A work injury attorney like Michael Shelton can review your compensation benefits and ensure that they are fair and comprehensive. If not, we will negotiate with the insurance company or even take them to court to reach the maximum settlement or verdict possible.
What If Your Workers' Comp Claim
Was Already Denied?
A workers' compensation denial can be overturned with the help of an attorney. If the insurance company has already denied your claim, it is likely they will vigorously continue to do so. Mr. Shelton can fight for your rights and overturn a denial by countering the common insurance company defenses with compelling fact-based evidence.
Workers Come to Houston for the Legal Help They Need
"Mr. Shelton is a superb lawyer with great experience in personal injury cases, such as mine. He has not once let me down and is very supportive in every way. Because of my injury, I have not been able to work, but Mr. Shelton has made sure to help my family financially until my case is over.... I highly recommend Mr. Shelton for anyone who has had an accident at work." Jaime (Former Client)
Michael Shelton's Personal Commitment to Texas Workers
We Represent Texas Workers in a Wide Range of Industries
Michael Shelton has been practicing injury law for over 40 years. He represents clients with all types of work accidents and injuries, including:
- Barge Accidents
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones and Fractures
- Burn Injuries
- Bystander Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Commercial Diver Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Dangerous Prescription Drugs
- Defective Medical Products
- Falling from Elevated Heights
- Falling Objects
- Gas Exposure
- Industrial Accidents
- Injuries To Welders And Welders' Helpers
- Jones Act Claims
- Maritime Law
- Maritime Spinal, Neck, and Back Injuries
- Offshore Drilling Rig Injuries
- Pipeline Accidents
- Refinery Explosions/Chemical Plants
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Union Representation
- Vision and Eye Injuries
- Work Equipment Injuries
- Work-Related Car Accidents
We Get Results for Victims of Workplace Injuries
Michael Shelton has won many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured workers and their families. He works hard to recover the maximum compensation possible for victims of work injuries, and he will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary.
Our injury attorney even won a $10,000,000 verdict for a victim with burn injuries following a pipeline explosion.
Why Compensation Matters
A work injury can leave you or your family member unable to work in the same job. An injury attorney can help you recover compensation for loss of income and loss of potential income related to your injury.
An injury might leave you overwhelmed with medical bills. Some work injury victims even require long-term or permanent medical care or medication. Our attorney can help you secure compensation for medical bills now and in the future.
Pain and Suffering
A work injury can affect every aspect of your life. You might be unable to work the job you want, play your favorite sports, or travel with family. In some cases, we are able to recover damages for pain and suffering caused by the injury.
Time Is Running Out
Workers' Compensation Deadlines
Not all Texas employers carry workers' comp insurance. If your employer carries compensation insurance, you have just 30 days from the date of your incident to tell your employer about your injury. You then have one year from the date of the injury to file your workers' compensation claim. Don't forfeit the compensation benefits to which you may be entitled—reach out to us today.
Personal Injury Deadlines
There are strict deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim. You will likely be unable to file a personal injury lawsuit if you miss this deadline.
Our Houston Attorney Can Fight a Claim Denial
Mr. Shelton can overturn a denial by countering the common insurance company defenses with compelling fact-based evidence.
Do You Need A Work Injury Lawyer? Mr. Shelton Serves Workers in Houston and Beyond
Mr. Shelton serves as general counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO, and holds a union card as a journeyman pipefitter. He utilizes his nationwide union contacts as a resource to help win cases. He shows no fear when litigating against major corporations and has helped clients achieve success at trial numerous times.
Mr. Shelton is an attorney whose work has led to widespread recognition. He holds the highest possible rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, which provides reviews of attorneys and firms for consumers and colleagues. If you are facing an uncertain future due to a work injury, trust your case to a highly recommended attorney who also happens to be a tradesperson himself. Call or write to us today to request a free consultation at our Houston office.
What You Should Be Doing
Hard evidence is essential to your workplace injury case. If you have photographs or any other kind of documentation, it is important to keep it safe. You should make copies and email them to yourself to make sure they are always available. Share all of this evidence with Mr. Shelton so he can use it to achieve the settlement or jury award you deserve.
Attend All Appointments
Proving the extent of the physical harm your work-related injury caused is key to achieving the outcome you really need. You should regularly see your doctor, even if you feel it may be unnecessary. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and your medical bills and records are important evidence in your case.
Michael E. Shelton Understands Your Needs
"I was journeyman pipefitter with the united association for a number of years. I grew up in a blue collar family. I worked my way through law school working blue collar jobs and doing manual labor. I understand what a working person is up against."