If you’ve been hurt on the job in Texas, you have rights. It’s important that you don’t sign anything from your employer or from an insurance company without contacting Thompson Law first. If you do, you could sign away your right to future compensation, medical care, or your right to file a lawsuit. Call Thompson Law if you’ve been hurt on the job to book your free initial consultation. Here’s what you need to know about your legal rights.
Almost all Texas employers have a legal obligation to carry worker’s compensation insurance for their employees. However, not all employers in Texas are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage, as some larger employers may be non-subscribers. When a worker is hurt on the job, they have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim. This is true regardless of “fault.”
If your on-the-job injury results in a medical emergency, you have the right to get emergency medical care. You can even get this care before you begin your worker’s compensation claim or see a work comp doctor.
Even if you trust that your employer has only your best interests at heart, there’s something you must realize. When claims are made, it can cause the premium for the worker’s compensation insurance to go up. While this isn’t your fault, it can make otherwise reasonable employers do unreasonable things in an effort to save money. Although worker’s compensation coverage is legally mandatory, insurance companies have one interest: profit. Many adjusters will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible on your claim.
Regardless of whether you’re looking to settle or if you believe that you need to file a lawsuit, you have the right to have an attorney represent you. This is the best way to know that you’re being treated fairly by your employer and the insurance company.
Getting hurt on the job is scary. No one ever wants it to happen to them. If it does, it can be overwhelming. Follow these steps if you’re hurt on the job:
Thompson Law receives an attorney fee and you pay no legal fees as our client unless we pay you. Thompson Law has 350 years of combined experience in legal representation and has won over $1.8 billion dollars in cash settlements for our clients. We master the art of managing client cases with empathy, compassion, respect and, of course, prodigious skill. Contact us today for a free, risk-free consultation to discuss your accident and your options.
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