At Work Injury Checklist And FAQ
Personal Injury Litigation Checklist
Personal Injury Case Checklist In Texas
Not many workers know that they have rights that need to be protected in a situation where they get injured on the job. A work injury attorney can answer questions and guide you through the law in Texas regarding work related injuries.
What Rights Do You Have After Injury On The Job?
Personal Injury Checklist Forms
The following are rights that workers have after an injury include:
- The right to receive compensation under Worker’s injury
- The right to hire a lawyer to represent you in negotiations and in court when pursuing benefits or to resolve disputes
- The right to receive reasonable medical care to treat work-related injuries
- The right to confidentiality
- The right to be assisted by appropriate and qualified Commission staff. You also have the right to be assisted by the Commission ombudsman free of charge in the event of a dispute resolution proceeding
- The right to tell the doctor you were injured and also the right to inform the doctor that your injury is work-related
- The right to file a claim form and send it to the Commission
- The right to the initial choice of doctor.
What Work-related Injuries Are Covered?
Texas Workers Compensation Rules
Almost all types of injuries are covered and they include:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder and knee injuries
- Repetitive stress illnesses
All kinds of physical injuries or diseases that develop because of work conditions are covered as long as they are work-related. Any illness or injury you had before you were employed is not covered unless the injury you got at work makes it worse.
What Is Workers Compensation?
Workers Compensation Q&A Texas
Workers’ compensation is the benefits that a worker is entitled to after suffering a work-related injury. You do not have to file a lawsuit or prove that your employer was negligent for you to enjoy these benefits.
You are good to go once you show that the injury occurred when you were doing your job. But if the negligent party is not an employer or a fellow worker, then there is a possibility of receiving compensation from that party in addition to workers’ compensation.
For example, if a defect in machinery or equipment causes your injury, then the manufacturer may be expected to compensate you for your injuries.
What Benefits Does Workers Compensation Offer?
On The Job Injury Compensation In TX
Benefits are administered depending on the severity of your injury. There is a schedule and formula that can be used to determine the extent of your injury. Texas law requires that workers’ compensation pays for an injured worker’s medical bills and lost wages.
Sometimes workers can even receive money to help them train for a new job. There may also be more future payments for any kind of long-term impairment related to workplace injury.
What If An Employer Has No Worker’s Compensation Insurance?
Texas Workers Compensation Benefits
While a majority of Texas employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, there are some that operate without insurance. That means that the workers do not automatically get compensated for injuries they suffer at work. That means workers have to file a direct lawsuit where they have to prove that their injury was caused by the employer’s negligence.
If the workers win the lawsuit, they may get recovery for pain and suffering, lost wages, and mental anguish.