2 Things You Should Know About Texas Worker’s Compensation

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by Tim O’Hare

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workers compensation, work injury, injured at work, Texas worker's compensationWhen you left your house this morning, the possibility of getting injured on the job today most likely never crossed your mind. Whether or not you think it could happen to you, work-related injuries happen every day in America. Are you prepared in the unfortunate event you are injured at work?

Here are two things you need to know about Texas Worker’s Compensation:

  1. Your employer’s insurance may not cover work-related injuries. In Texas, companies are not required to subscribe to a worker’s compensation insurance program, and in many cases, companies opt not to carry the insurance in an effort to save money. A worker’s compensation case is dependent on whether or not an employer carries worker’s comp insurance. The Texas Worker’s Compensation Act protects employers who do carry worker’s comp insurance from legal consequences.
  2. If your employer’s insurance doesn’t cover work-related injuries, consult with a personal injury attorney. Whether your employer has an insurance policy in place to cover medical expenses from any potential work-related injuries or not, if you’ve been injured at work, you may be entitled to have your employer cover your economic losses (medical expenses and lost wages.) If your employer does not carry worker’s compensation insurance, your case is considered a “non-subscriber” job injury case. Navigating the complexities of non-subscriber law  is not something you should do alone. Instead, turn to a personal injury attorney who has experience dealing with a wide range of work-related injury cases, especially non-subscriber cases.

The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare works with individuals who have “non-subscriber” job injury cases. In the instance that someone is injured at work and his/her employer does not subscribe to a worker’s compensation insurance plan and has shown negligence, we can help. We also take cases in which a third party is involved. For example, if an individual driving a car for work is involved in an accident caused by another party unrelated to the company, we will work on behalf of our clients to get fair compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance, even when you are already pursuing a worker’s compensation claim.

If you have been injured at work, and wondering whether or not you need an attorney, call us. The experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare will guide you through your worker’s compensation case and ensure you get everything you deserve for your pain and suffering.

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