Workers' Compensation Attorney in San Antonio
How Workers' Compensation Claims Are Filed
In Texas, injuries that occur on the job may be eligible for Workers Compensation provided you miss work for more than 7 days. This can include any physical health issue such as repetitive movement injures or diseases that are directly related to the work environment or conditions.
When you are injured at work, the first thing you need to do is report the accident and injury to your employer as soon as possible. Although you can report an injury verbally, it is preferable to do it in writing, if possible, with the details of what occurred carefully noted. You will need to fill out a claim form supplied by your employer. Ensure this is filled out thoroughly, as this form is sometimes used by workers' compensation insurance companies to dispute the facts of your accident and injury in an attempt to deny treatment or benefits. A copy of this form should be provided to you by your employer. You should also seek medical treatment immediately, especially if your injury is serious. Your employer should supply you with a list of approved doctors you can pick from.
There will be additional forms to be filled out, including wage and medical forms. There are time requirements for some of these forms, so it is important to have a workers' compensation attorney to assist you with the process. Your employer's workers' compensation insurance company works for your employer, not you. You need someone protecting your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Filing a Claim for Workers Compensation
Filing a claim for workers' compensation can be a complex task, especially if there are any disputes on how your accident occurred, or whether your were actually injured. Don't risk your claim being denied because you did not know your legal rights. With the help of the Malaise Law Firm, we can ensure all benefits you are entitled to are pursued. Our firm has been helping residents in the San Antonio area for over 40 years. We have the caring and dedicated legal team that can give you personalized attention during this difficult time.
If you have been involved in a workplace injury and need to file a claim, contact a workers' comp attorney from the Malaise Law Firm who can help you with the process.