Employees of all kinds are susceptible to being injured on the job. For example, physical injuries could result from a fall off of a ladder, or carpal tunnel syndrome can arise from repetitive motions such as data entry. Medical expenses can pile up quickly, and sometimes the pain from your injuries can be tremendous. Where should you turn for help?
Understanding Workers’ Compensation/Non-Subscribers in Texas
In Texas, employer participation in workers’ compensation is voluntary; not all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. (Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical and income benefits to employees who become injured on the job – or to the families of employees whose work-related injuries resulted in death.) Employers who do not participate are “non-subscribers”, and you will want to understand your situation and options in order to recover for your injuries and lost time from work.
The incidence of retaliation in the workplace has been on the rise in recent years. If you suspect you may be have been subjected to retaliation, or may be a witness to retaliation, it’s important to understand the steps to take to remedy the situation, or how to proceed if a remedy seems impossible or dangerous.