Have you been the victim of a workplace injury? Our Texas Work Injury Law Offices can help you take the steps necessary to get the benefits you are entitled to. The first step, of course, is to file a workers’ compensation claim.
If you have reported your injury to your employer, but your employer hasn’t filed a workers’ compensation claim, we can file the claim for you. It is important to understand that employers are required to file a claim with their insurance carrier within 24 hours of an injury report. If they do not, they have failed to comply with the law. This is often a sign that they will try to avoid paying benefits. With so much at stake, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Enough
Yes, filing a workers’ compensation claim is an important first step, but it is not enough. We also file an application for adjudication of the claim. This is valuable for several reasons. It preserves the statute of limitations. More importantly, it gets a case number assigned. Having a case number is necessary to go to court for an expedited hearing or for any other type of courtroom procedure that may be necessary to get you the benefits you need.
What If the Claim is Denied?
Filing a workers’ compensation claim does not guarantee benefits. All too often, perfectly valid claims are denied by the workers’ comp insurance company. That is no reason to give up. With nearly 20 years of experience on our side, we know the steps to take to overcome denied claims. We can help get you the benefits you deserve.
Learn About the Benefits You Are Entitled To
Victims of work injuries in California are entitled to a variety of benefits. At the Texas Law Offices, we are committed to helping you get all of the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to, regardless of the injury you have suffered.
Injured workers are entitled to all necessary medical care at the employer’s expense. In addition to coverage of the medical care itself, workers are entitled to reimbursement for mileage to and from all appointments. This is currently paid at 58.5 cents per mile.
Temporary Disability Benefits
These workers’ compensation benefits are designed to compensate the injured employee for wages lost because of a work injury. This compensation covers two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage. These benefits are not taxable.
Permanent Disability Benefits
If a work injury results in a permanent disability, the injured employee can recover these workers’ compensation benefits. Essentially, this is a cash settlement for the injury.
Supplemental Job Displacement Vouchers
When a worker suffers an injury that prevents him or her from returning to the field he or she previously worked in, this benefit is available. It provides money to cover the costs of retraining for a new occupation.
Contact us now for a free consultation with our attorney. Do not wait to pursue the compensation you are entitled to. We handle work injury cases in Texas, on a contingency basis. No recovery, no fee.