Jobs are environments where we spend a lot of our time, second only to home. However, sometimes work involves potentially risky or dangerous behavior, particularly if you work in a trade like construction or contracting that focuses on physical labor or tasks. If you’re injured at work, you need to know your rights in Texas. Information about making a worker’s compensation claim in Texas is critical to learn if you work anywhere but is particularly critical if you work in a high-risk environment. Here’s what you need to know about your rights in Texas.
What Are Your Rights?
In Texas, most employees have the right to make a workers compensation claim against their employers. However, it’s important to know the ins and outs of workers’ compensation to benefit the policy.
What Is Workers Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a financial payout for injured or sick employees while on the job. It intends to protect employees from excessive financial burdens as a result of a workplace injury or sickness.
Who Qualifies for Workers Compensation?
To qualify for workers’ compensation in Texas, you need to work for an employer with workers’ compensation insurance. Some employers do not retain workers’ compensation insurance, so you should always enquire before it’s too late. Additionally, you must also have been injured or have gotten sick due to a job-related, required duty.
Where Should I Start?
If you are injured while you’re on the job, you must report the incident to your boss or supervisor. In Texas, you often need to report these incidents to your workplace. Within 30 days of the occurrence to qualify for workers comp. It’s important to file within this miniature statute of limitations. After you alert your workplace, you must then file a claim with the Texas state Division of Workers Compensation within the year so that you can potentially get the compensation you deserve.
If you have any questions about the worker’s compensation policies in your area or need help filing your claim and fighting for your compensation, make sure you contact a reputable Texas workers compensation attorney.
Contact Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C. at 361.882.4357
Our firm is equipped with over 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases across Texas. Our outstanding record of favorable settlements and verdicts includes over 20,000 successfully resolved cases. Once we take on a case, we are relentless, and you can rely on us to pursue full compensation for you.
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