In Texas, it is not required that an employer carry worker’s compensation insurance, however most employers in Texas do indeed carry this. If you get injured on the job, even if you’re already covered by Worker’s Compensation, you may be eligible to make a claim for additional benefits, depending on the circumstances. For a free consultation with a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer call toll free at 800-354-6275.
What is Workers Compensation?Worker’s Compensation is a specific insurance policy that your employer carries to cover you while you’re injured on the job. Worker’s Compensation pays out on a specific schedule based on the type of injury you’ve received, your medical bills and your lost wages.
You Can Still Files a Civil Case Even if You're Covered by Workers Compensation.Even if you’re covered by Worker’s Compensation, in some circumstances you can still file a civil case. For example, if you were injured in an auto accident while you were driving a work vehicle on-the-clock, you’re probably eligible for Worker’s Compensation, because you were injured through work, but you’re also eligible to file a civil case against the other driver.
Alternately, if you’re injured on a construction site, and Worker’s Compensation is paying for your injury, you might still be able to file a civil case against the subcontractor responsible and/or the company whose faulty product caused your injury.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you’re eligible for additional benefits, or what additional claims you might be able to file. At the Anderson Law firm we have experience handling claims where worker’s compensation is involved. Please 817-294-190 in Fort Worth or 214-327-8000 in Dallas for a free consultation on your personal situation.
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