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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 Accident

Michael 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 Accountable

If 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)

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation

If you or a loved one are dealing with the effects of a workplace injury, contact The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, to arrange a free initial consultation. Call us at (713) 807-0700 or contact us online.

Michael Shelton's Personal Commitment to Texas Workers

Before becoming a lawyer, Michael Shelton was a pipefitter for many years and still carries a union card to this day. As a former pipefitter, he has a deep understanding of a worker's needs after they've been injured at work and understands the unique factors that contribute to workplace 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

Lost Income

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.

Medical Bills

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

The immediate aftermath of a work accident can be painful, stressful, and frantic. However, it is important to be mindful of the deadlines that apply to your case. The surest way to make sure you don't miss your opportunity to collect the compensation you deserve is to hire an attorney who can handle all filings on your behalf. Here is a closer look at the deadlines that apply to work injury cases:
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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.

(713) 807-0700

Michael E. Shelton

What You Should Be Doing

Mr. Shelton prides himself on fighting for injured workers' rights. When an injured worker comes to his Houston office and leaves as one of his clients, he takes care of their needs. However, there are two important things clients themselves can do to improve their chances of a favorable outcome:

Protect Evidence

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."
Michael E. Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

Personal injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Houston, Texas, for nearly 50 years. He is proud to be a union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter and General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar
  • The Louisiana Association for Justice

If you are the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with The Shelton Law Firm today by contacting us online or calling (713) 807-0700.

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