Why Wait? You’re Just Letting Your Employer Build Their Defense!
I get it! First, you don’t’ trust lawyers and you don’t know which one to hire. I recommend you invest time and get your research done as soon as possible. If that isn’t enough, you’ve been injured on the job and now you need advice but you don’t want your employer (Non-subscribers: Amazon, Walmart, HEB, Lowe’s, etc.) to find out that you are talking to you a lawyer because you fear that you’ll get fired. I ask this over and over again to anyone who calls me after they’ve been injured, what makes you think that you have better job security when you don’t have a lawyer? There’s no basis for this line of thinking other than you’re listening too much to the work injury myths out there!
The sad truth is that Texas Non-subscriber employers can fire you at any point. They don’t need to wait to find out that you are talking to or have hired a lawyer. Hiring a lawyer early on after you’ve been injured working for a Texas non-subscriber gives you the freedom to consult them as you go to through the process of reporting your claim and getting treatment under employment injury benefit plan. It took years for me to fully understand how these claims are handled. Do not expect, no matter what you’ve read online, to be able to navigate your claim on your own. If you let them, they will ruin your chances of pursuing your lawsuit!
By Waiting to Hire a Lawyer, You’re Hurting Your Case!
After you’ve been injured working for a Texas non-subscriber employer, your company, a team of trained adjusters and other insurance representatives get to work on making sure that you don’t have it easy proving up your lawsuit. Remember that, by electing to go outside of the Texas Workers’ Compensation program, Texas Non-subscribers can be sued but, you have to have proof of negligence and that the0 injuries are related in order to be able support a claim.
Related: Not Your Typical Texas Workers’ Compensation Case
Texas Non-Subscriber Employers Muddy Up the Facts and Delay Your Treatment
Generally speaking, after an injury, there are two ways that your employer’s team gets to work building a defense in the case. First, they attack your ability to prove up the facts of your case. Your employer is not going to do everything you would expect to investigate what caused your injury. They’re just going to fill out the insurance forms in simplest way possible. Photographs, video or witness statements are rarely preserved. Why? Because they don’t want to do your, or your lawyer’s job for you! This is why you need someone working on your behalf before the evidence is lost. This is why, you need to lawyer up early in your case!
Second, after your employer does a mediocre job investigating your incident, the insurance company gets to work on attacking the relation between your injuries and the incident that occurred. Getting from level 1 minor injury treatment to a serious doctor, takes forever. Waiting for the serious doctor’s recommendations to be approved by the insurance, takes forever! Getting an MRI, takes forever…if you ever get it! Finally, they send you for Second Opinion, IME or do a PEER Review and your claim gets denied. Meanwhile, you’ve wasted time and now, you are worse off physically, mentally and financially. This is why, you need to get on it fast! There’s really no reason to wait other than, maybe you’re just not that hurt. But, if you’re seriously injured, you need to get serious about hiring a lawyer that knows these companies and their insurance company’s schemes.
Texas Non-Subscribers Companies
- Best Buy
- Home Depot
- Tractor Supply
- Tom Thumb
- Pep Boys
- McDonald's (some locations)
- Oak Farms Dairy
- American Bottling Company (Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Keurig)
- Brookdale Senior Living
It’s Time to Action! You need to Protect Your Rights as An Injured Worker!
It is important that you understand your rights as an injured worker before you start getting medical attention under your employer’s work injury plan. Your employer and their insurance representatives are trained to do what is necessary to protect the company. Their lawyers have already provided them with the training necessary to limit the exposure of the company to lawsuits. When you are facing them alone, you are climbing an uphill in the mud. Do not be taken advantage of. Get the work injury advice that you deserve.
Attorney Hector Sandoval handles nonsubscriber cases all over the State of Texas. At Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC, we are ready to discuss your work injury case today!
At Sandoval Law Firm, our focus is on making sure you understand your injury and legal rights! Call us at (346) 347-7777 and let us fight for your legal rights!.
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