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Austin Lawyers Assisting With Non-subscriber Workplace Injuries

Not all Texas workplace injuries fall within the worker’s compensation system (also known as “worker’s comp”). This is because Texas is the only state in the country which does not require employers to be part of the workers comp system. Companies have the option to “opt out” and insure themselves privately. Such employers are considered to be “non-subscribers” to the system. One injured on the job, while employed by a non-subscriber, can bring a lawsuit against the company as they would in any other negligence case. Our Austin lawyers assist workers who have been injured while in the employ of such a company. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.


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Making a difference in the lives of our clients

“I want to give thanks to everyone at DC Law! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”

CATALINAPersonal Injury Client

“My husband and I were very pleased with the care given to my case. I won't lie, I was nervous about having to consult a lawyer, but knew it was necessary when I was not getting treated by the company responsible for my accident as I felt I deserved to be treated. Daryl Hayes was our main lawyer. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff at DC Law made us feel comfortable in our pursuit of fairness. They were all very knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.”

MARILYNPersonal Injury Client

“DC Law have been so helpful to me and my daughter. I haven't had to worry about anything. The paralegal that's working on my case is always reassuring me every time I talk to her that they're going to take care of things, that I don't need to worry about anything. They always keeping me informed about anything new thats going on or might be coming up. I could tell they were genuinely concerned for my daughter and all the suffering that she's gone through in these last 5 months.”

JESSICAPersonal Injury Client

“Dan Christensen's team did an AWESOME job coaching me through my case. This was my 1st & hopefully my last injury accident so SUPER happy I had them there to help. Definitely feel a lot better than the pain and discomfort I felt at the time of the accident. They continuously assured me that every bit of the doctors visit would be taking care of. They have a Great team and I actually received thousands of dollars more than I expected for the diligent work they did to restore my life to as close to the lifestyle I had before the accident.”

DERRICKPersonal Injury Client

“Excellent service and very professional got us service very quickly. I did not have to wait to be seen, thank you to DC Law.”

MARIAPersonal Injury Client

Attorneys Assisting Austin Employees Injured On The Job Of A Company Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

“Our goal is to help you through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can focus on getting life back on track.”

Texas allows employers to not be a part of the standard workers compensation system. Such employers must carry their own insurance or some other form of liability coverage. One injured on the job of such an employer may bring a negligence action against the company in court. One of the ways that allow a Plaintiff to bring such a case is if the Plaintiff is able to show that a dangerous condition existed on the job. This dangerous condition must either be one that the employer knew about and did not correct or one that was created due to other negligence by the employer (such as having a slippery floor that was not regularly cleaned). Hiring an attorney to help the victim in such a matter is necessary as workplace injury cases usually are quite complicated.

Our Austin attorneys assist those injured on the job where their employer was not in the workers comp system. Once retained, we will immediately contact the insurance company, or the employer if they are self-insured, so that they will deal with us directly. We will acquire the records relevant to the reason for your accident. These will include accident reports, statements, video footage, maintenance records, as well as documentation related to past injuries on the job. If a settlement cannot be reached, then we will bring legal action in court for negligence. We will aggressively defend you at trial and ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers. In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.

Austin Injury Attorneys Providing A High Level Of Lawyer-client Communication In Workplace Injury Cases

Few things are as important to people as their job. A job provides dignity and a sense of security. The concept of a dispute with one’s employer, therefore, can be frightening. Employees facing such a situation do not need the added stress of being out of contact with their counsel. Our attorneys return all phone calls and e-mails within twenty-four hours, regularly provide clients with their cell phone numbers, and make themselves available to answer questions. Also, our lawyers will explain complex concepts and terms to you in a clear way that you can understand.We know that you are facing a serious situation. Dan is a former prosecutor and JAG Corps officer. He has spent his career assisting victims and is ready to assist you today.


DC Law represents the victims of personal injury in Austin and throughout other parts of Texas. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and exceptional representation. Founding partner, Dan Christensen, is a former military member and former prosecuting attorney who has devoted his career to helping others. He now focuses his practice on helping those harmed by the negligence of another. In addition to Austin, our personal injury lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.




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Why DC Law?

Attorneys Dan Christensen and Daryl Hayes are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets DC Law apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.

Dan is a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put DC Law head and shoulders above the competition.