Workers’ Compensation In Texas: An Overview
Under Texas workers’ compensation laws, if you are hurt while working, you are entitled to certain types of income and medical benefits. Your employer’s insurance company is obligated to pay you all reasonable and necessary medical benefits for injuries as well as benefits to replace your lost wages. Insurance companies commonly look for ways to deny workers’ compensation claims. They make their profits by denying, delaying or distorting claims. In my opinion, they make their profits by collecting premiums and not paying out benefits.
I am Manuel Gonzales, and I will fight the insurance company for the money you deserve. If you have been hurt at work and need help obtaining a work injury settlement, talk to me. Call my firm, Manuel Gonzales, PC, today at 866-517-1689 to schedule your free initial consultation with me, a knowledgeable Spanish-speaking lawyer.
Helping You Understand Workers’ Comp Laws
Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance. It does not matter if you were violating a company policy or not lifting properly when your injury occurred. You are still covered under workers’ compensation laws.
Talk to me for help with any of the following:
- Third-party claims arise when a worker’s on-the-job injury is caused by the negligence of a third party. A third party is any person other than a co-worker and/or any entity other than the employer.
- Do you have questions about the types of workers’ compensation benefits you can receive? I can provide you with some basics about the different types of compensation.
- Were you injured in a refinery or plant accident? You may have been warned against reporting the injury. However, it is in your best interests to report the injury and seek legal help.
- Were you injured while working at a construction site? Whether you sustained an injury involving your head, neck, back or another area, I will fight for the benefits you deserve.
- Were you injured in an industrial accident? I represent workers who have sustained catastrophic injuries while working in places such as breweries, grain elevators and sugar refinery plants.
- What happens when your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance? You may be able to sue your employer directly.
Injuries And Illnesses Covered
Workers’ compensation provides wage benefits and medical benefits to individuals who have sustained a work-related injury or illness. Injured workers may receive benefits in a variety of circumstances:
- Work-related accident injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- Occupational illness or disease
- Injuries from the performance of work duties (e.g. injured back, knee, wrist or shoulder)
This list is not exhaustive. Even if your medical condition is not listed above, I invite you to contact me to see if your injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation benefits.
I have represented thousands of injured workers, so I am intimately familiar with the workers’ compensation process and the terminology that you will need to use when you complete your application. I have helped workers who have sustained back and neck injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, wrist injuries, hand injuries, burns, loss of limb, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and other serious injuries. I can also help if you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal work accident.
Take The First Step With A No-Cost Consultation
If you were injured at work and would like to speak with an attorney about a workers’ compensation claim, call Manuel Gonzales, PC, to schedule your free initial consultation. You can reach me by calling 866-517-1689 or contacting my firm online.
My office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and phones are answered 24/7. If injuries prevent you from traveling to my office, I can come to you.
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