In today’s business world, companies are relying on temporary workers to perform many tasks.
While this usually has few complications, problems can arise should that employee be injured on the job. Since they are not an actual employee of the company for which they are working at the time of the injury, it can be difficult to ascertain which employer will be responsible for compensating the employee for their injuries. If you are a temp worker who has been injured in this type of situation, turn to Employment Injury Lawyer Hector Sandoval of the Sandoval Law Firm for assistance.
Texas Workers’ Compensation Act
Under this Act, a worker who sustains an injury and is covered by this insurance can seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, Texas courts have noted an employee can be viewed as having more than one employer while applying aspects of the Act. Thus, a temp worker in these situations is considered to be working for both the temp agency and the company that is a client of the temp agency.
Alternate Employer Endorsement
In most situations involving a temp worker in Texas, the temp agency will maintain a workers’ compensation policy with an alternate employer endorsement. By doing so, if a temp worker is injured while working on the premises of the agency’s client, this endorsement means both workers’ compensation insurance and employers liability insurance apply to the situation.
Since a workers’ compensation case or one involving employer’s liability insurance are complicated under normal circumstances, they are even more complex when they involve temp workers. If you are a temp worker who was injured and is now trying to figure out what to do next, do not put your situation in the hands of attorneys who lack experience in this aspect of law. Instead, schedule a consultation with Employment Injury Lawyer Hector Sandoval of the Sandoval Law Firm.