– Workers’ Compensation
The state regulates the Workers’ Compensation insurance program that pays medical bills and replaces some lost wages. To clarify, this includes any employees who have a work injury or who have work-related diseases or illnesses. The state of Texas regulates these claims and the benefit claims can be very difficult to navigate.
If you have an on-the-job injury, you can make a workers’ compensation claim here: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/workerresources_english.html#12.
Benefits You May Be Entitled
Through the workers’ compensation system, any employee who has a work injury can receive wage replacement (usually 60-70% your median salary) and medical care for the injury, regardless of who is at fault. Most important, to ensure that you are obtaining all of your benefits, we advise that you hire an attorney to represent you before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. To summarize, an employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance will pay for the medical treatment of an injury or illness when it happens at work.
Possible approvals by workers’ compensation insurance include:
Neck, back, shoulder, and knee injuries.
Repetitive trauma injuries, like carpal tunnel.
Loss of use of limbs.
Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis.
Disputed and bad faith claims.
Extent of injury disputes.
Supplemental income benefits.
Change of treating doctor.
Benefit review conference and appeal.
Contested case hearings.
Some typical disputes that arise when handling workers’ compensation claims include.
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You should never settle for less. To emphasize, If you do not act quickly and with representation from the beginning, you may ruin your rights to get full compensation.