If you have been injured in a workplace accident, while on the job, or while driving around the Dallas-Fort Worth area to perform a task or duty which falls under the scope of your employment, you are probably entitled to recover compensation against your company’s workers comp policy. A couple of notable exceptions to this are if you work for an interstate train or railroad company (such as BNSF or Union Pacific) - in which case you would pursue a FELA injury claim - or if your employer does not carry workers comp insurance, in which case you may be able to sue them (as well as anyone else who was at fault).
Regardless of your circumstances, it is generally always a good idea to seek a free consultation from an experienced Ft. Worth injury lawyer who will be able to explain your legal rights based on your specific circumstances, and help you identify the range of options at your disposal to make sure you have the best possible chance of recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve under Texas law.
Don’t Ruin Your Chance of Getting the Full and Fair Compensation You Deserve
If your accident is covered entirely by workers comp and there is no other liable insurance available for you to claim against, then it is incredibly important that you do everything by the book. If you need to have medical treatment, then you must obtain that treatment through the workers comp system. It can be frustrating waiting for your treatment to be approved, but if you are impatient, there is a very good chance that you will be forced to cover the cost of your medical care yourself.
Why You Should Talk to a Lawyer
If you have been injured in any kind of accident, it is important that you speak with a board certified personal injury lawyer. In many cases, even though you are covered by workers comp, if a third party (not employed by your same employer) was at-fault for causing your injuries, you are probably entitled to make a second claim for damages in addition to any compensation you might already be receiving from your employer’s workers comp policy.
To talk with a Fort Worth accident and injury attorney today, please call the Anderson Law Firm toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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