Clay Dugas and Associates
Contact Us Today! 713.999.4299

Get the Full Compensation You Need After a

Work-Related Accident

Our lawyer proudly helps injured workers throughout the Beaumont area. Maximize your financial recovery by calling us today.

Contact Us Now

Serving Injured Workers in Beaumont

In an Accident? Our Work Injury Lawyer Can Help You.

If you have been involved in a serious accident while performing work-related duties, we understand that you could be left reeling in the wake of such a serious life event. Accidents at work can be incredibly serious, no matter the industry or field. If you or someone you love has been involved in a workplace accident, or if you are seeking financial damages after being involved in a work-related accident, speak with our firm immediately. The injury attorney at Clay Dugas and Associates can help you through the legal process of filing for financial compensation. Call (713) 999-4299 today!

  • Attorney Clay Dugas

    Board certified personal injury trial lawyer with an almost 40-year record of successful results.

    Everyone knows that in any profession, the most trusted practitioners are those who have earned their stripes through hard work and successful outcomes. Attorney Clay Dugas is a man who fully represents that concept in the area of personal injury law.

    After graduating from Baylor University School of Law, Attorney Clay Dugas began practicing law in 1981. Since that time, he has gone on to achieve many successes, honors, and accolades. In 1992, he earned Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization which makes him an “expert” in his field. Our firm has subsequently handled over 200 jury trials. Many of our verdicts and settlements have broken records for Southeast Texas.

    Mr. Dugas is especially dedicated to making America’s highways safer for all drivers by doggedly going after commercial trucking companies that break the rules and endanger the public. He specializes in personal injury cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful deaths, and workplace and industrial accidents.

Your Victories Are Our Victories

Committed to Your Personal & Financial Recovery

  • COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT

  • REFINERY FATALITY

    PORT ARTHUR, TX

  • COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    REAR-END COLLISION

  • CHEMICAL PLANT FATALITY

    LAPORTE, TX

  • COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    18-WHEELER COLLISION WITH A CAR

  • DRILLING RIG ACCIDENT

    OIL FIELD ACCIDENT RESULTING IN DEATH.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions That Matter Most

  • “His staff was professional, courteous and treated us with a personal touch. He resolved our case quickly and we are super pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Clay Dugas if you are in need of an attorney.”

    Former Client

  • “From the very beginning, Clay and his staff were professional, prompt, caring, sympathetic and resourceful. It took a while to finalize my case; however, through it all Clay & his staff remained exactly the same. I was extremely satisfied with my outcome.”

    Tiffany

  • “Mr. Dugas came to the hospital to open my case and talk about what happened in the moment of the accident... In the moment I needed help or had any concerns they were there for me instantly.”

    Shari

  • “Honor comes in many fashions, but it only has one meaning. It is and has been a pleasure to see it with my own eyes. I do hope you and yours will be friends with us for life. Thank You in more ways than one.”

    Industrial Burn Client

  • “We can’t begin to thank you enough for your Christmas Eve visit. In one instant, our saving goals for half the year were met... I truly don’t have the proper words other than to say thank you for allowing me to bless my children richly this year.”

    Former Client

  • “I was very grateful for the tips you gave me. Many I will now use in other parts of my life. Your staff represents you well. Even the receptionist knows me by voice.”

    Former Client

Legal Representation Beyond Expectation

Why You Should Hire Clay Dugas and Associates

  • Almost Four Decades of Trial Experience

  • Over 200 Jury Trial Cases Handled

  • More than 50 Million-Dollar Results

  • Our Clients Don't Pay Unless We Win

  • Expertise in 18-Wheeler Accidents

Send Us a Message

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers, Fast.

  • Questions

  • What things can financial compensation cover?

    Answer

    In a work injury claim, financial compensation can cover a number of things. Primarily, your financial recovery will include things like: time away from work, potential lost wages or earning capacity (due to loss in ability to perform work-related tasks), past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, emergency medical care (such as ambulance transportation), or other accident-related expenses (such as medication or needing a wheel chair).

  • Is there a time limit on filing a claim?

    Answer

    Yes. Depending on your State’s injury laws, there will be a time limit on filing a claim (also known as a statute of limitations) after a workplace injury has occurred. Each state recognizes its own statute of limitations and will typically range anywhere between 200 days to 2 years or more, depending on circumstances. Taking action immediately after your accident will be crucial to the success of your claim.

  • What should I do after an accident?

    Answer

    Immediately following a work-related incident, we highly suggest that you report the injury to your employer or to a similar entity (such as your Human Resources department). The validity of a work injury case could be contingent on whether you reported the work-related injury in a timely fashion. You may only have as little as 30 days to report the injury to your employer. Speak with us to help make sure all of your bases are covered.

  • Can I file a lawsuit over a workplace injury?

    Answer

    Workers’ compensation exists as a type of protection for both employers and employees. Generally speaking, a workers’ compensation claim can help protect employers from serious lawsuits brought by employees. A lawsuit can be brought over a workplace injury in cases involving third party negligence, such as a negligent equipment manufacturer or other events.

When Can I Sue Outside of Workers’ Compensation?

Although a workers’ compensation claim can cover things like temporary disability or time away from work, the reality is, the amount of compensation could actually fail to cover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Depending on the nature of the case, there are certain times when an injured worker can file a lawsuit by way of a personal injury claim rather than through the workers’ compensation system.

  • Defective Product
  • Toxic Substances
  • 3rd Party Negligence
  • Employer Negligence
  • No Workers’ Comp Insurance Coverage
  • Other Qualifying Events

10 Most Common OSHA Standard Violations

  • Failure to Prevent or Reduce Falls
  • Failure to Classify Chemicals & Communicate Potential Hazards
  • Scaffolding Violations (Failure to Support Weight or Load)
  • Failure to Provide Protective Equipment (Respiratory Protection)
  • Lockout/Tagout Violations (Failure to Control Hazardous Energy)
  • Powered Industrial Truck Failure to Meet Design Requirements
  • Ladder and Stairway Violations
  • Failed Electrical Wiring, Wiring Methods, Components or Equipment
  • Failure to Meet Requirements for Machinery & Machine Guards
  • Electrical System Installation, Design & Use Violations

Receive Your Initial Consultation

We Can Review Your Case – 100% Free & Confidential

    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid email address.
      Please enter your email address.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
      Please enter your phone number.
      You entered an invalid number.
    • Please select an option.
    • Please enter a message.