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What happens when the physically demanding nature of your job duties at Pilgrim’s Pride suddenly takes its toll? When a freak accident, machinery mishap, or chronic repetitive stress issue leaves you nursing debilitating injuries that prevent you from working and earning a paycheck? You might assume Pilgrim’s Pride would simply provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage to take care of you like most employers. But here’s the hard truth – this billion-dollar corporation has opted out of participating in Texas’ regulated workers’ compensation program altogether. Instead, Pilgrim’s maintains its own corporate workplace injury policy dictating minimal benefits they’re willing to pay out on costly claims. This arrangement essentially leaves you, the dedicated employee, at the mercy of the company’s profit motives if you sustain serious harm just doing your job. That’s why the elite workplace injury attorneys at Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C. need to be your very first call. Our respected legal team specializes in vigorously protecting the rights of hardworking individuals against employers trying to shortchange them after preventable injuries occur on the clock. Whether through aggressively pursuing Pilgrim’s limited corporate benefits or filing personal injury lawsuits, our seasoned litigators ensure you receive maximum compensation for medical costs, lost income, permanent disabilities, and more – not just pennies on the dollar. Call (713) 804-8149 right now for a free, fully-private consultation discussing all the details of your situation. We’ll ensure you understand all your options for financial recovery, with zero upfront costs or fees ever required unless we make a successful recovery for you!

Why doesn’t Pilgrim’s Pride provide workers’ compensation?

Like many large employers in Texas, Pilgrim’s Pride is considered a “non-subscriber” that has opted out of providing traditional, state-regulated workers’ compensation insurance for on-the-job injuries. Instead, the company self-insures through its own corporate workplace injury policy dictating minimal benefits they’re willing to pay out. While affording more payout control for Pilgrim’s, this arrangement may sometimes severely limit legal protections for injured employees compared to regulated workers’ comp coverage.

What limited benefits does Pilgrim’s injury policy provide?

Details can be vague, but the company’s injury benefits likely include only:
  • Partial coverage of medical expenses from workplace injuries
  • Some limited temporary partial wage replacement if you miss work
  • Potential lump-sum payouts for permanent partial disabilities
  • Death/burial benefits for fatal workplace accidents
However, these policy details are entirely dictated by Pilgrim’s corporate. They can deny or severely undervalue claims at will to protect profit margins over employee welfare.

Why hire an attorney instead of just filing a Pilgrim’s injury claim?

By opting out of Texas workers’ comp laws, Pilgrim’s Pride loses key legal protections, giving you leverage to pursue greater damages through personal injury lawsuits, including:
  • No caps on potential settlement or court award amounts
  • Your ability to seek compensation for pain/suffering damages
  • No legal shields preventing Pilgrim’s from being directly sued
  • Easier pathways for appealing denied or underpaid injury claims
Our respected team explores all available legal avenues for recovering maximum remuneration for you beyond just Pilgrim’s limited corporate benefits.

What qualifies as grounds for a Pilgrim’s injury case?

Any acute injury, chronic health condition or occupational illness directly stemming from performing required job tasks and duties for Pilgrim’s Pride can potentially serve as grounds for a claim or lawsuit, such as:
  • Injuries from slips, trips and falls at food processing facilities
  • Severe cuts, lacerations or amputations from operating machinery
  • Muscle strains, back injuries or sprains from repetitive lifting
  • Injuries involving forklifts, handcarts, conveyor systems, etc.
  • Joint/tendon issues like carpal tunnel from repetitive motions
  • Illnesses from exposure to chemicals, biological matter, etc.
  • Incidents/accidents resulting from safety violations
  • And more workplace hazards creating preventable employee harm
Our lawyers carefully examine each case’s evidence to establish clear negligence and liability by Pilgrim’s corporate.

What if Pilgrim’s claims my injury was from pre-existing conditions?

A common insurance tactic is trying to blame any pre-existing conditions an employee may have had, rather than workplace incidents, as the primary cause of new injuries/disabilities to avoid liability. Our respected team frequently overcomes such bad-faith denial tactics by gathering ironclad medical proof and documentation definitively linking your current diagnosed condition to workplace duties, accidents or exposures while employed at Pilgrim’s Pride facilities.

How much could I potentially recover for Pilgrim’s injuries?

Potential settlement and damage award amounts can vary significantly based on the specifics of your workplace injuries, long-term medical prognosis, and other factors. Our attorneys leverage decades of expertise to rigorously calculate and justify maximum potential recoveries, including:
  • Complete reimbursement of all related medical expenses, now and future
  • Any needed medical devices, home modifications, lifestyle aids, etc.
  • Full wage replacement for all income you’ve lost during recovery
  • Compensation for any permanent disabilities and lost future earnings
  • General damages for ongoing physical pain/suffering and emotional distress
  • Potential punitive damages against Pilgrim’s if gross negligence occurred
Having renowned Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C. advocacy positions you to recover maximum damages beyond limited corporate benefits alone.

Are there strict time limits for taking legal action after a Pilgrim’s injury?

Yes, Texas has a two-year statute of limitations window for filing personal injury lawsuits related to workplace accidents and injuries. Extensions may apply for occupational diseases taking time to develop and manifest symptoms. Missing this relatively tight deadline could permanently prevent you from pursuing legal damages against Pilgrim’s Pride beyond whatever limited corporate benefits they’re willing to pay out. Acting promptly is crucial for strengthening your case.

Will this cost me anything out-of-pocket for legal representation?

Not a penny! Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C. provides free case evaluations and operates on a contingency fee agreement, meaning:
  • You pay absolutely no upfront costs or retainer fees to retain our services
  • Our legal fees are simply a percentage of any settlement obtained
  • If we fail to recover any compensation for you, you owe us nothing!
This eliminates any financial risk in securing elite legal advocacy after sustaining workplace injuries at Pilgrim’s Pride production facilities or corporate offices. We only get paid by maximizing your recovery.

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Major companies like Pilgrim’s Pride ultimately care more about protecting profit margins than compensating injured employees fairly. Don’t be at their mercy. And more importantly, don’t go it alone against the corporation’s deep pockets and teams of insurance lawyers. Contact us today to receive a free, fully-private consultation. Call (713) 804-8149 to receive all the legal help you need to ensure you get everything you deserve.
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