In most cases, you will need to complete a written report of your work-related injury to have a valid work injury case against your employer.
In Texas, employers generally provide their employees with a way to report a work-related injury or illness. This can be done by completing an accident report form or by notifying a supervisor or HR representative of the injury. Failure to report the injury in a timely manner may result in your case being denied.
Related: Why Is Getting Help After a Texas Work Injury So Complicated?
Having a written report of your injury is important for several reasons:
- It documents the injury: A written report serves as evidence that the injury occurred and provides details about how it happened. This can be helpful in building your case and proving that the injury was work-related.
- It provides a record of medical treatment: Your written report should include information about any medical treatment you received as a result of the injury. This can help establish the extent of your injuries and the costs associated with your treatment.
- It ensures compliance with the law: Reporting your injury is required by law, and failure to do so can result in your case being denied.
- It protects your rights: By reporting your injury and having a written report, you can protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits and any legal action you may take against your employer.
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Completing a written report of your work-related injury is an important step in pursuing a work injury case against your employer. It provides evidence of the injury, establishes compliance with the law, and protects your rights. However, it’s important to know that you don’t lose your rights if you don’t file a report, explains Texas Non-Subscriber Lawyer Hector Sandoval.
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If you Don’t File a Report, You Don’t Lose All Your Rights!
While filing a report is necessary for your to get any benefits under your employer’s work injury benefit plan, you don’t have to have one to be able to prove that you have a negligence case against your employer. Even without a report, your employer can still be found responsible for failing to provide you with a reasonably safe workplace. Therefore, while it is always best to file a report following an incident, you do not lose “ALL YOUR RIGHTS” if you did not file a written or oral report of your incident.
At Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC, as your attorney, I will make sure that you understand your rights and what we will do to make sure that you get fairly compensated. I will work very hard for you, and I will make sure that expectations are set from the beginning.
An attorney-client relationship is built on trust and confidence, and I take this very seriously. If you’ve been injured at work working for a non-subscriber, do your research!
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