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The state of Texas has a very high rate of work-related injuries. The Texas Department of Insurance reports that nearly 180,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2020. If you’ve been injured on the job or fallen ill due to a workplace incident, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Plano workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson will fight for a favorable outcome for you and prove any involved parties to be liable. Our law firm’s personal injury lawyers have successfully handled cases of workers’ compensation for over 25 years. Contact us or call (214) 617-3223 today for your free consultation.

What to Do If You Are Hurt on the Job

If you are hurt on the job, you will want to promptly report the accident to your employer, who should then report the injury to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. You will want to visit an in-network provider to ensure your employer pays for medical expenses related to your injury. Your employer has the right to request that you submit to a medical examination at your employer’s expense. Attend any such exams.

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation coverage recommends taking the following steps before returning to work:

  • Give your doctor your workers’ compensation insurance carrier’s name and claim number, as well as your adjuster’s and employer’s name and phone number
  • Explain the activities you do at your job to your doctor
  • Follow all of your doctor’s instructions
  • Ask your employer if there is any work you can complete while you are recovering
  • Follow your employer’s rules about work-related injuries
  • Explain your limitations to your employer
  • Give your employer your doctor’s name and phone number
  • Give the insurance adjuster your contact information and stay in touch about your claim

Texas Workers’ Compensation System

Unlike most other states in the Union, Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, employers who choose not to purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy or otherwise provide such benefits must give employees notice of this information. Companies that carry workers’ compensation coverage are called subscribers. You can verify whether your employer carries workers’ compensation coverage. Companies that do not provide workers’ compensation coverage are known as non-subscribers.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you or a loved one is injured on the job, you may have the right to receive the following workers’ compensation benefits if the injured employee’s employer is a subscriber to:

  • Temporary income benefits
  • Impairment income benefits
  • Supplemental income benefits
  • Lifetime income benefits
  • Medical benefits
  • Burial benefits
  • Death benefits

Contact The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson for Help

If you are hurt on the job, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can explain your rights, help you with your claim, advise you whether or not you should accept an offered settlement, and handle any necessary appeals on your behalf. Contact The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson or call (214) 617-3223 for a free case review and to learn more about how we can help.