Don’t Navigate The Workers’ Comp Process Alone
After a work injury or illness, you may have a claim for workers’ compensation. You could be entitled to income benefits (wage replacement) as well as coverage for your medical expenses.
You might be considering handling the claim on your own. After all, how hard can it be?
The truth is that it can be very complicated – which is why workers’ compensation lawyers devote years of study and practice to mastering this niche area of law.
Why It’s Not A Good Idea To Handle Your Claim Yourself
Navigating the workers’ comp system in Texas can be a confusing, convoluted undertaking. Without knowledgeable legal guidance, you could easily run into trouble. For example:
- You could miss key deadlines.
- You could end up with an unfavorable treating physician.
- You could be stuck with a delayed, denied or undervalued claim.
- You could get taken advantage of by your employer or their insurer.
- You could overlook opportunities to protect your rights.
At Manuel Gonzales, PC, I can help you pursue the benefits and compensation you deserve. I have 20-plus years of experience standing up for injured workers in the Houston area. Insurance companies know me as a strong advocate for clients. When you work with me, you can trust that you have a fierce and dedicated ally by your side.
A Common Misconception
Some people think that enlisting a lawyer on your workers’ comp case means you will end up suing your employer. That’s simply not true. In fact, under Texas law, you typically can’t sue your employer for work-related injuries or illnesses. You can only pursue a workers’ comp claim.
Don’t Risk Overlooking Another Type Of Claim
Even though you can’t sue your employer, if a third party (meaning someone other than your employer or co-workers) contributed to your accident, you may have a personal injury claim against them. These cases may offer significant financial recovery in addition to your workers’ comp benefits. However, without the guidance of an attorney who is knowledgeable in both types of cases, you could easily end up missing out.
I handle both personal injury and workers’ comp claims, so I can help you identify any grounds you may have for pursuing a third-party personal injury claim.
You Don’t Have Anything To Lose By Reaching Out For A Free Consultation
Let’s talk about how I can help you with your workers’ comp claim. Call 866-517-1689 or reach out online to learn more about what I can do for you during this difficult time. I offer free consultations, with no obligation, and am available 24/7.