Is There a Statute of Limitations for a Work Related Injury?

By February 25, 2010Personal Injury

Q.

I got injured on 10/01/04 and was earning $900 a week driving a tractor trailer now I’m disabled because of the injury, and on Social Security getting $900 a month. This put me below the poverty level because I went from making $3600 a month to $900. I lost everything because of this. Can something be done?

— Anonymous

A.

Unfortunately, in Texas there is a two year general statute of limitations on all tort claims, including personal injury claims. That means that unless there has been a lawsuit in file by the two year anniversary of your injury, any future law suit would be barred by law and you will not be able to pursue a claim.

This is one reason why it is essential, if you are injured and think you may want to pursue a claim for recovery, that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that all necessary action is taken to preserve your legal rights.