In Texas, the benefits you receive in your Walmart worker’s compensation case can vary depending on the specifics of your situation. However, here are some of the key benefits that you may be entitled to:
If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance should cover the cost of your medical treatment. This includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and necessary medical equipment.
Income benefits are designed to replace a portion of your lost wages if you are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness. The specific amount you receive depends on factors such as the severity of your injury and your earning capacity.
a. Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs):
These are typically paid if your injury or illness prevents you from working for more than seven days. You may receive a percentage of your average weekly wage.
b. Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs):
If your injury results in a permanent impairment, you may be eligible for IIBs. The amount is determined by the impairment rating assigned by a doctor.
c. Supplemental Income Benefits (SIBs):
SIBs may be available if you have a severe, long-term disability and are unable to return to your previous job. These benefits are calculated based on your loss of earning capacity.
If you are unable to return to your previous job due to your work-related injury, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. These services can help you retrain for a different type of work or find suitable employment.
If a work-related injury or illness leads to the death of a worker, their surviving dependents may be entitled to death benefits, including compensation for funeral expenses and weekly income benefits.
You may also be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary travel expenses related to your medical treatment or vocational rehabilitation.
It’s important to note that navigating the worker’s compensation system in Texas can be complex, and the benefits you receive can depend on various factors, including the nature and extent of your injury, whether your employer subscribes to worker’s compensation insurance, and the details of your case.
To ensure you receive the full benefits you are entitled to, it’s advisable to consult with an experienced attorney from Sandoval Law Firm who specializes in Texas worker’s compensation cases. They can assess your case, advocate on your behalf, and help you navigate the legal process to secure the benefits you deserve.