Texas Work Injuries Cases: What Could You Be Missing?
It will always depend on the type of coverage! Going through a work injury can be very difficult as it is. How can you be sure that you’re receiving the benefits that your employer has for work injuries? The truth is, it is complicated for a reason and, if you simply go with the current, you could be missing out on the following benefits:
- Medical Treatment: Your opportunity to get the medical treatment that you need!
- Lost Wages: Compensation for time missed from work because of the injury!
- Impairment: Compensation for lasting impairment from the injury!
- Physical and Mental Suffering: Compensation for struggle you’re enduring!
- Disfigurement: Compensation for injury related physical changes!
- Future Damages: Compensation for future losses in wages and need for medical care!
In Texas, not every work injury case is the same. The type of case that you have will depend on the type of coverage your employer has: Workers’ Compensation, is a Texas Non-Subscriber or Self-Insured. Once you find out what the coverage is, you can figure out what benefits you may be entitled and whether or not you could file a lawsuit if those benefits are not delivered.
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Did You Know That…?
Texas Non-Subscriber Work Injury Cases vs. Texas Workers’ Compensation Cases
- Not all Texas Employers have work injury insurance or workers’ compensation.
- Texas employers are allowed to offer private insurance to cover work injuries.
- Receiving adequate medical treatment for your injuries is often difficult in either case!
- Texas employers that opt out of the Texas Workers’ Compensation program are called Texas Non-subscribers.
- Several large and well-known, and some small and not so well-known, companies are Texas Non-Subscribers.
- You can’t sue your employer if they have Texas Workers’ Compensation.
- On the other hand, you can file a lawsuit, usually in arbitration, against a Texas Non-Subscriber employer if employer negligence caused your injury.
- Your compensation is limited in Workers’ compensation cases.
- In Non-Subscriber cases, you can claim all typical personal injury damages, as mentioned above.
- In non-Subscriber cases, an arbitrator, retired judge or a lawyer with several years’ experience, will decide if you win or lose and if you win, how much you win.
Finding a Non-Subscriber Work Injury Law Firm that Can Help?
I have been representing injured workers now for 19 years. My firm’s primary focus is providing legal guidance to injured workers in non-subscriber cases. We have been handling these cases now for the last 8 years and before that, I represented injured railroad workers for 12 years. I handle cases from over Texas. There’s no real limitation keeping us from providing you legal advice in your non-subscriber case whether you are in the Rio Grande Valley or Amarillo or the Dallas-Fort Worth area. My office is located in Houston, Texas but we’ve handled cases from El Paso, Eagle Pass and Laredo. We offer free consultations, and we make ourselves available to our potential clients at times that many other firms do not. We’re here to help.
At Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC, as your attorney, I believe that an attorney-client relationship is built on trust, confidence and respect, and I take this very seriously. If you’ve been injured at work working for a non-subscriber or a self-insured company, do your research!