Work Injuries to HEB Workers
Employers not providing workers’ compensation insurance coverage are referred to as non-subscribers. H. E. Butt Grocery Company (“HEB”) who does business as H-E-B, is one of the very large employers who do not subscribe.
H-E-B has elected to discontinue coverage under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act (“TWCA”) effective September 15, 1994. Therefore, effective September 15, 1994, H-E-B shall be a non-subscriber to the TWCA, and the Partner shall not be entitled to benefits under the TWCA.
How do I know if I am an injured worker in a Non-Subscriber case?
No matter the size of company or the industry, Texas is the only state where private sector employers can step outside of Workers Compensation system for coverage and elect “Non-Subscriber” status. Read: What Are the Chances that my Employer Is a Texas Non-Subscriber?
For employers that provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage, Texas law limits the employer’s liability for work-related injuries of employees. Non-subscribers are not given these legal protections. This means that if an injured employee files suit and is able to prove that the injury was due to the employer’s negligence, the non-subscriber could be subject to high damage awards, including punitive damages and damages for pain and suffering. The employer might also be required to pay defense-related legal expenses, such as attorneys’ fees.
Non-subscribers also lose certain common-law defenses, including:
- The injured employee’s negligence caused the injury;
- the negligence of fellow employees caused the injury; or
- the injured employee knew of the danger and voluntarily accepted it.
State Workers’ Compensation Laws
Each state has a workers’ compensation benefits system setup to protect injured employees. In Texas, companies that do not participate in the traditional workers compensation system are called “nonsubscribers.” Additionally, work injury claims are handled differently for employees of these companies. Many Houston workers compensation attorneys simply do not understand the differences between traditional and nonsubscriber claims. To learn whether you could benefit from these State laws, please call us now for a free consultation at (346) 347-7777.
Hurt on the Job while working your shift at H-E-B?
A privately held American chained based in San Antonio, Texas, the company has 370 stores located throughout Texas and northeast Mexico. It was founded in 1905 as C.C. Butt Company by Florence Butt. Depending on the nature of your job, you may face a number of hazards while working at H-E-B. Some of them are:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Back Injuries
- Slip and Fall
- Falls from ladders
Read also: Most Common Work Injuries
No matter the type of injury you suffered while working for H-E-B in the State of Texas, we can help you navigate all the obstacles of your claim! Injured workers have a right to file a lawsuit for medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and mental suffering and disfigurement.
Types of Compensation You Might Expect
To maximize your payout during a H-E-B’s claim in Texas, it’s recommended to prioritize your personal health first. Then, with the help of a work injury attorney, follow all the rules Lowe’s has in place for filing your claim with its insurance company.
A claim against H-E-B can result in payment for all your accident-related medical expenses. You can also receive benefits to cover lost wages while you’re temporarily or permanently out of work.
Non-Subscriber Work Injuries: For H-E-B workers – Attorney Hector Sandoval
For H-E-B workers, or anyone else working for a non-subscriber to TX worker’s comp, who suffer a serious injury on the job, it can be a challenge to know where to turn for help. Please call now for a free consultation at (346) 347-7777.