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BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB?

WE HANDLE NON SUBCRIBER CLAIMS

IS YOUR EMPLOYER COVERING YOUR TREATMENT?

WE WILL SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR YOU

WHEN THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS, 

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WHEN YOUR INJURED ON THE JOB AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.  SIMPLY PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

Follow the link below for more information regarding the Texas Department of Insurance Workers Compensation program. 

SUBCRIBERS VERSUS NON-SUBCRIBERS

In Texas the Workers Compensation program is run by Texas Department of Insurance- Department of Workers Compensation.  It is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment, in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employees right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.  

Coverage

Employers can choose to carry workers' compensation coverage through a licensed insurance company or they may choose to self insure.  If an employer is covered, the employee's only recourse for benefits and treatment is through the worker's compensation program.

No coverage

Texas law does not require employers to carry worker's compensation coverage.  An employer who opts out of worker's compensation coverage can be liable for work-related injuries or illnesses and may be sued. 

employee election

An employee who desires to retain the common-law right of action to recover damages for personal injuries or death shall notify the employer in writing that the employee waives coverage under this subtitle and retains all rights of action under common law.


What to do in case of an injury

Make a report

An employee or person acting on the employees behalf must report the injury to the employer within 30 days from the date of the injury.  If the employee does not notify the employer within these 30 days, the employee could lose the right to obtain benefits.  Make sure that you or your employer files a claim for compensation with TDI-DWC, immediately after the injury, but no later than one year of the date of the injury. 

request Leave

If were injuries prevent you from performing your or substantially limit some major life activity, request some time off to recover.  Contact your HR personnel and make a request for FMLA leave, if eligible.  Or make a request to use some of your PTO or Vacation time.  Almost keep a written record of your requests and approvals or denials.  Use email when possible.  

seek medical attention

Immediately after your injury you must seek medical attention.  If your employer has coverage, they will refer you one of thier doctors within the insurance coverage network.  If your employer doesnt have coverage you will need to seek medical attention on your own.  If you are unsure or your employer has not helped you with medical treatment, you need to call lawyer immediately.

contact a lawyer

The most important thing you could do immediately after an injury is to contact an attorney for assistance. An attorney will be able to determine if your employer has coverage or not and assist you with a possible personal injury case against your employer.

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