WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
To help you with your claim, there are several things you should know about workers’ compensation laws in Texas.
By law, you are entitled to the following under the Texas Workers’ Compensation System:
- You may receive benefits for your on-the-job injury provided your injury wasn’t a result of intoxication, horseplay, an act of God, a planned accident, off-work duty, or a personal attack.
- You have the right to receive medical attention from the doctor of your choice either in the healthcare network or from an approved list. There are no time restraints on when you can seek medical attention, but the sooner you go, the quicker you can document your injuries.
- You may choose to keep your workers’ compensation claim confidential.
- You may get assistance from a local ombudsman.
- You can hire a lawyer to help you with your case. Contact our team of professionals at (800) 444-5000.
As an injured employee, you also have responsibilities, such as:
- You must report your accident or illness to your employer within 30 days of your injuries occurring.
- You should visit a doctor and explain how your injuries or illness occurred, noting that your accident is work-related.
- If you’re in a workers’ compensation healthcare network, you should file a claim form with the Division of Workers’ Compensation within one year of your accident, with all of your up-to-date contact information and work status.
If you need help handling your claim, contact Terry Bryant. We are here for you.
*Workers’ Compensation cases likely to be referred.