Trujillo & Sanchez Law Firm
Work - Related Injuries
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS IN TEXAS
Workplace injuries in Texas are covered by a government-run system that pays financial benefits to employees who become injured or disabled due to an accident on the job.
This insurance provides salary and medical benefits to employees who have a work-related injury or illness. In addition, it pays for all necessary medical treatment related to the injury, as long as it has been recommended or approved by the treating physician. However, it’s important to remember that:
- It’s necessary for the employer to have workers’ compensation insurance in order for employees to receive benefits.
- Most employers in Texas provide workers’ compensation insurance, although some don’t.
Types of workplace injuries
Work-related injuries can occur in an office, an outdoor setting or any other type of environment. Some common types of work accidents that often lead to workers’ compensation benefits include:
These incidents can result in injuries ranging from back injuries to catastrophic brain damage.
Commercial vehicle accidents
These accidents occur when the vehicle is used for commercial purposes, such as transporting products or a large number of passengers.
Equipment and machinery accidents
The use of machinery is common in different industries. For this reason, accidents can occur with this type of equipment.
Injuries from noise exposure
Hearing loss may occur due to excessive noise exposure at your workplace. In this case, you have grounds to file a claim for workers’ compensation.
Injuries from toxic exposure
Toxic exposure injuries can result from skin contact, breathing in fumes or accidentally ingesting a chemical substance.
Injuries from repetitive work
Repetitive motion injuries related to your job give you the right to file for compensation benefits.
If an employee dies from a work-related injury or illness, the deceased’s family can file to cover funeral expenses and get financial support.
Workers’ compensation insurance in Texas
Texas is distinct from most states in the U.S. because it doesn’t require employers to have workers’ compensation insurance.
Business owners who choose not to carry workers’ compensation insurance are called nonsubscribers. In this case, they have a duty to inform the state of Texas that they don’t provide coverage for their employees, as well as to report any injuries that occur at their workplaces.
Even if workers’ compensation insurance isn’t required, it’s often in the employer’s best interest to provide such coverage. For example, if an employee is injured on the job at a company without coverage:
- The employer may be responsible for covering expenses associated with medical treatment, ongoing therapy and lost wages.
- The employee can sue the employer. In this case, the employer can’t defend him/herself in court with an argument of employee negligence.
What workers’ compensation we can get for you
As part of a typical workers’ compensation claim, injured employees are generally entitled to four different types of benefits:
- Weekly compensation.
- Permanent disability benefits.
- Payment of medical bills and expenses.
- Occupational rehabilitation.
At the Law Offices of Trujillo Sanchez, we’ll fight to get you the maximum workers’ compensation benefits possible. We’ve recovered over $500 million in damages for our injured clients.
Call now for a free consultation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us!