Many of the jobs in the state of Texas are risky, meaning you have a high chance of being injured. Above all, in the construction and hydrocarbons sectors, where the physical demand is tremendous.
For this reason, it is necessary that you know and know your rights as an injured worker in this state. This is because, if you are unfortunately the victim of a work accident, you should know how to proceed to claim your compensation, compensation and other resources that defend your rights.
For this, having lawyers specialized in labor issues is essential. Rendon & Associates can help you with legal advice that will guide you through the compensation and claims process if you have been injured on the job site.
What are your rights as an injured worker?
Most workers in Texas have the right to file claims so they can receive workers’ compensation. In theory, said claim is against the employer, in a formal aspect. This is because the employer can pay for workers’ compensation insurance that covers accidents.
Workers’ compensation is a payment of money that is made to workers who have been injured as a result of work accidents, in addition, the compensation covers occupational diseases that can be contracted. This is intended to protect employees from excessive financial debt when you are unable to work due to an accident on the job site.
More than a right, it is a legal obligation for employers to hire workers’ compensation insurance, since, also by obligation, a worker must report the work accident with their respective claim, regardless of who is at fault for said accident.
Among other rights, you must receive emergency medical attention, depending on the severity of the injury. You can even receive it before you start the compensation claim process. Also, it is a right that you hire legal advice when filing a claim, since compensation insurance, in most cases, will do everything possible to pay you as little as possible as compensation for a work accident.