Dallas Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Employees of all kinds are susceptible to being injured on the job. Perhaps it is from a fall from a ladder, or carpal tunnel syndrome brought on by repetitive motions. Medical expenses can pile up quickly, and sometimes the pain from your injuries can be tremendous. Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical and income benefits to employees who become injured on the job – or families of employees whose work-related injuries resulted in death. In Texas, employer participation in workers’ compensation is voluntary; not all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance.
If you have been injured on the job in Texas, then you might be facing a complicated and lengthy process to resolve your claim. The Marye Law Firm P.C. has the experience you can count on to handle your worker’s compensation claim appropriately and get you what you deserve. Call 1-800-ACCIDENT today or fill out our FREE case review form to find out how Eric Marye can help you with your workers’ compensation claim.
Meet Your Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Eric H. Marye, a Dallas native, graduated from The University of Texas Law School in 1998. After returning to Dallas, Eric opened The Marye Law Firm P.C. in 1999 to represent the people of Dallas, and the surrounding areas, with their serious injury cases including workers’ compensation. You only have one chance to hire the right lawyer, so get a FREE claim review from Eric Marye today and let him help you.
“Because this is your only case, I will treat your case like it is my own.”
If you suffer a work-related injury and try to file a claim for workers’ compensation, your claim may be denied – even if your injury is perfectly legitimate. In some cases, your employer may attempt to get you to return to work before you have sufficiently recovered.
Common Workplace Injuries
Slip and fall accidents
Exposure to harmful substances
Repetitive motion tasks
Non-subscriber employer negligence claim
ERISA Plan/Benefits denied
What happens with my workers’ compensation claim?
When an employee is injured at work, the legal options vary according to the circumstances and whether the employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. In Texas, many companies carry this coverage – and if your employer does, you may not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them if you are hurt. In theory, workers’ compensation exists to provide you with the financial and occupational support needed to recover from your injuries. Workers’ comp benefits are an employee’s exclusive remedy against employers that participate in the system. The advantage to employees is that they don’t have to show fault by the employer to recover benefits.
There are numerous circumstances in which legal action in court may be pursued. For instance, you may be able to file a work injury claim if your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation, if you work as a longshoreman or in another industry not covered by the insurance, or if your injury was caused by a third party factor such as faulty equipment.
The process of applying for and receiving workers’ compensation can be complicated, so even if your injury is one that prevents you from filing a lawsuit, legal counsel may still be beneficial to help you recover the full comp benefits to which you are entitled.
Once you have filed a claim, it will be reviewed, and you will be informed whether your claim has been accepted or denied. If your claim is denied, you may appeal the decision – and you should.
An attorney can also help if the workers’ compensation insurer attempts to pay for only a portion of your injuries or medical costs – a tactic used by some insurance carriers in an attempt to minimize their payout. If your employer fails to cooperate or respond appropriately to your injury status, legal counsel can provide assistance. You should consult with a lawyer if your supervisor requires you to perform job functions you are no longer able to do, or if you are terminated for missing work due to essential medical treatment. Many workers have been told they do not qualify for compensation due to their citizenship status – when the fact is that even illegal aliens are eligible for workers’ compensation.
How is the State involved?
The Department of Workers Compensation is the agency responsible for administering Texas workers’ comp benefits. While this program was designed to provide reasonable and regulated coverage to injured workers, the system does not always work to the advantage of the victim. There are many factors and other complexities, understanding the workers’ compensation process is vital to protecting your rights. Contacting an attorney with experience in workers’ compensation cases can be vital after suffering your injury. A knowledgeable lawyer, like Eric Marye, can review your claim documents to ensure the most appropriate information is included.
If you’ve suffered from a work accident injury in the state of Texas, you need a law firm with the experience to take on tough cases, and the client dedication to ensure your rights and interests come first. Start your free claim review now.
5 things to do if you’ve been injured:
Immediately Report Your Injury
Determine whether your employer has workers’ compensation
Pick your own doctor and fully report injury
Go back to work if you can, even on light duty
Read our full article Top Five Things an Injured Worker Should Do in Texas if you have been injured at work.