Workers’ compensation covers both injuries and illnesses resulting from work-related incidents. To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you must prove that you suffered your injury or illness on the job and that your employer has workers’ compensation insurance under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. Our Houston workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help.
If you were hurt on the job, whether you have an office job or you work in a high-risk industry, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call the Houston workers’ compensation lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form. We have more than 30 years of experience helping injured victims. We can help you, too.
TYPES OF ACCIDENTS RESULTING IN CLAIMS
On-the-job accidents can be a result of several different factors with injuries ranging from broken bones and lacerations to severe injuries or even death. These types of accidents include:
- car accident in a company vehicle
- construction site injury
- machinery accident
- slip and fall accident
- work zone accident
- and more
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS
There are four types of workers’ compensation benefits: income benefits, medical benefits, death benefits, and burial benefits. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries or illness and the amount of time away from you work you have, could mean you or your family qualifies for different benefits.
- Income benefits:
A portion of your lost wages from work are replaced by income benefits and are calculated by your average weekly wage (AWW), which is based on your average earnings for 13 weeks if you’re a full-time employee.
- Medical benefits:
Medical benefits cover medical treatment for only your work-related injury or illness and are paid directly to the medical care provider; you may receive medical attention immediately following your accident and these benefits begin with treatment.
- Death benefits:
The deceased employee’s income is replaced beginning the day after his death if a beneficiary was at least 20 percent dependent on the income. Eligible beneficiaries include: surviving spouse, dependent children or grandchildren, dependent family members, and parents (if no other surviving dependents).
- Burial benefits:
These benefits pay for funeral expenses and burial costs for the deceased employee.
YOUR EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITY
With workers’ compensation, employers have limited liability for work-related injuries. However, employers are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and must comply to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s standards.
We can help if you feel your workplace doesn’t meet safety requirements. Your rights and safety are our priority. Let us help.
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