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WORK INJURY FAQS

If I was injured at work, what are my options for getting the treatment I need?

Employees of all kinds are susceptible to being injured on the job. For example, injuries could result from a fall off of a ladder, or carpal tunnel syndrome can arise from repetitive motions. Medical expenses can pile up quickly, and sometimes the pain from your injuries can be tremendous.

In Texas, if you have been injured on the job, your options for pursuing your claim for financial recovery is determined by whether your employer has elected to subscribe to a workers’ compensation insurance plan. Workers’ compensation insurance is a type of insurance that an employer may purchase in order to adequately pay you for your expenses and costs, and in an attempt to limit their liability, in the event that you are injured on the job. Thus, if your employer subscribes to workers’ compensation insurance, you will have to file a claim under that policy and receive any benefits available to you under the plan. In that circumstance, in most cases you cannot sue your employer for damages related to your injuries. 

If your employer does not subscribe to a workers’ compensation insurance program, you may have a claim for damages against your employer for injuries you sustained on the job. Employers who do not participate are “non-subscribers”, and you will want to understand your situation and options to recover for your injuries and lost time from work.

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Can I still hire a lawyer to sue my employer for damages if they carry workers’ compensation insurance?

If you were terminated as a result of the injuries you sustained and treatment you received under workers’ compensation, you may have a claim for damages against your employer. If you suspect unfair treatment, contact an attorney for an evaluation of your case. 

It’s also possible, even if your employer is a worker’s compensation subscriber, that another company besides your employer may share responsibility for your injury – such as the manufacturer of any equipment involved in your accident. If this is the case, you may be able to file a claim against that company for damages in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.

Does an illegal alien have rights in a work injury case?

Yes. Illegal aliens can file for workers’ compensation and they can also file personal injury lawsuits against parties other than the employer.

What if my employer doesn’t subscribe to the workers’ compensation insurance system? How can I pay for my medical bills if a work injury disables me?

If your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance, you won’t be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, if your employer is at fault for the injuries you sustained, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit instead – and an experienced attorney can help evaluate the best strategy for recovering the maximum compensation.  The Marye Law Firm P.C. regularly handles these types of cases, commonly referred to as a “Non-Subscriber case.”

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 Serious Suits have the experience you can count on to handle your work injury claim appropriately and get you what you deserve. 

I filed a claim with workers’ compensation, but I think the insurance carrier is acting unfairly. Do I have any legal options?

Insurance companies are required to act in good faith – and unfair treatment is a violation of that responsibility. Bad faith insurance claims are another type of lawsuit, and one that you can pursue even if you are trying to get workers’ compensation benefits – because you would be suing the insurance company, not your employer. Of course, sometimes the insurance company’s actions may seem arbitrary or unfair but are within the law – so it’s important to get a qualified assessment of the situation to determine if you have any legal recourse. If you suspect unfair treatment, contact an attorney for an evaluation of your case.

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Marye Law has more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Texas. We have represented a number of clients and helped them secure the compensation they deserved due to their accidents, and many have spoken about our integrity and personal approach. If you have been involved in an accident and are in need of legal representation, call us today at 214-987-8240 or fill out our FREE case review form.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I got hurt on a cotton gin when the rollers on the condenser unit caught my arm and pulled me into the machine. My arm was smashed up to my elbow. I lost muscle and all my nerves and still have pain to this day. A local Lubbock lawyer dropped my case because my employer didn’t have workmen’s comp. I called Eric Marye and he worked on my case for about two years. We got real close to trial and at the second settlement meeting, my case settled for one and a half million dollars (Client received $900,000). He got my medical bills paid and I am getting a check every month from the insurance company for the rest of my life. I am definitely happy with the job Mr. Marye did for me and my family and would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney for a serious injury.

Jerry Alvarado

I hit an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign on a highway in Louisiana. A local lawyer told me that he could get me $600,000 for my case if I was lucky. I had brain surgery and I couldn’t raise my arm. After hiring Eric Marye, he got me to a good doctor that told me I had a torn rotator cuff and operated on my shoulder. He also sent me to a doctor for my brain injury and a psychiatrist. He settled my case for almost two million dollars! (Client received $1,266,666.67.) I am getting a check each month for the rest of my life.

Lusty Harris

Eric, I thank u for everything u have done for me and my family. Thank u for caring so much for Jacob when u hadn’t even met him. U believed in all of us. Only God can put that kind of faith, hope, and heart-felt feelings in a good person like yourself. Your a dam good lawyer and a wonderful friend.

Emily Garcia

Eric and his staff did the most wonderful job helping me get a start in life after my work accident. I got shocked at work from a broken electric stove. My employer did not want to back me up so I hired Eric through my daughter, and he got a lot of experts and we went to trial on my case and won. We got everything we asked for and I ended up with a lot more money than I thought I could get, especially now that I am retired. If anyone needs a super lawyer, hire him because he is the best. Thanks again Eric.

Carolyn Moreno

When my wife was killed by an eighteen-wheeler, my family and I hired Eric Marye. Eric did a great job on the case. Not only was he a great lawyer, but he also became a friend. If you need a lawyer for an eighteen-wheeler accident, hire Eric.

Milton Jensen

Initially, I couldn’t find a lawyer willing to take my case. I was in a one-car accident on the job and had a head injury so I couldn’t remember what happened. Eric Marye found two witnesses and sued my company. The settlement was confidential, but I am very happy with what Eric did for me. My life would be much different if I hadn’t hired Eric Marye’s firm.

Robby Thomas

I hit an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign on a highway in Louisiana. A local lawyer told me that he could get me $600,000 for my case if I was lucky. I had brain surgery and I couldn’t raise my arm. After hiring Eric Marye, he got me to a good doctor that told me I had a torn rotator cuff and operated on my shoulder. He also sent me to a doctor for my brain injury and a psychiatrist. He settled my case for almost two million dollars! (Client received $1,266,666.67.) I am getting a check each month for the rest of my life.

Lusty Harris