Workers’ Compensation provides medical coverage, and temporary income and benefits for injuries that occur on the job without regard to fault. On the job injuries should be immediately reported to the employer. This is extremely critical because a claim not reported within 30 days can be denied. Medical treatment should be sought as soon as possible following the injury. Under Texas law, the employee has a right to choose his or her own doctor. It is not mandatory to treat with a physician chosen by your employer.
Under Texas law, employees cannot sue their employers for injuries that occur during the course and scope of their employment if the employer is a subscriber to Workers’ Compensation insurance. However, the employee’s estate can sue the employer for gross negligence if the injury results in death.
If you are injured on the job, you should immediately contact and attorney to discuss your legal rights. The Texas Workers’ Comp bar does not prevent an injured employee from suing third parties that are responsible for their injuries. This also includes manufacturers of products that are defective. This is an area of the law that is very complex and requires a careful analysis of the facts by an experienced attorney.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights!
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, please call 1-800-350-5110 then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.