Injured Workers Rights Attorney
What are the Rights of Injured Workers?
Texas workers' compensation laws are very specific as to the rights that you are entitled to if you are injured in an accident arising out of or during the course of your employment. A
workers' compensation attorney from the Malaise Law Firm in San Antonio can assist you in ensuring that your rights are protected when you are injured at work and need to pursue a claim. Your basic rights include:
You have the right to receive benefits. You may receive benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injury unless your injury was caused by horseplay, you were intoxicated at the time of your injury, you were injured as a result of trying to injure someone else, you injured yourself purposely, you were injured in an off-work activity or you were injured due to an act of God.
You have the right to hire an attorney at any time to help you with your claim.
You have the right to receive medical care to treat your workplace injury or illness. There is no time limit for this medical care.
You have the right to choose your treating doctor. You are entitled to choose a doctor from the list approved by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation. If you are in a workers' compensation health care network, you can choose your doctor from the network's treating doctor list.
You have the right to receive information and assistance from the Office of Injured Employee Counsel at no cost.
You have the right to receive assistance if you have a dispute resolution proceeding about your claim that has been scheduled and you do not have an attorney. An ombudsman is an employee of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel and provide free assistance to injured employees without attorneys. Ombudsmen cannot sign documents for you, make decisions for you or give legal advice. At the Malaise Law Firm we recommend you retain your own legal representation to fully protect your rights.
You have the right for your claim information to be kept confidential. In most cases, the contents of your claim file cannot be obtained by others although there are some exceptions.
To ensure you get the most benefits and compensation you are entitled to, seek our experienced attorneys from the Malaise Law Firm. Our firm knows workers' compensation law and can provide you with the skill you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Find out your workplace injury rights by
contacting a workers' comp attorney from the Malaise Law Firm