They Offer you “Eligibility for Comprehensive Benefits” in Exchange for You Giving Up Your Rights to Sue them!
Here’s how it goes down. An employee gets injured on the job and the company offers them minimal treatment. After a short period of treatment and, after 10 days, the Non-Subscriber company offers you “Comprehensive Benefits” or “Tier-1” benefits in exchange for signing a waiver. By this point, the injured worker is disparate to get help with the injury that they’re willing to do almost anyone. They sign the Waiver not knowing that they’ve basically signed away all rights against their employers for basically, nothing in return.
After the signing the Waiver, a few things could happen:
- You continue to receive treatment, get better and get back to work quickly (almost never happens);
- You receive some treatment and then the insurance finds any reason to terminate your benefits (happens all the time);
- You get fired (happens often);
- You get “Comprehensive Benefits” and your employer “takes care” of you! (Never Happens)
If you’ve been seriously injured working for a Texas Non-Subscriber, do not sign a Waiver without first speaking with a Texas Non-Subscriber Injury Attorney. Make no mistake, it is legal for your Texas Non-Subscriber Employer to request that an employee sign a waiver after an injury occurs on the job but, you don’t want to give up your rights for empty promises.