You have rights if you get injured on the job, and a San Angelo, Texas work injury lawyer from our firm would be glad to help you protect them. You are probably entitled to compensation and you should not be pressured to ignore that. We can help you navigate the workers’ compensation process and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Should I Sue for Compensation After Getting Injured on the Job?

Yes, you have a right to workers’ compensation if you get injured on the job. If you get injured, you need to report that to your employer right away. Then they can report this to their workers’ compensation insurance.

Employers are not always required to have this kind of insurance though. If they do not carry it, then you may need to sue them directly. This can be easier with the help of a personal injury attorney.

What Can I Do If Someone Else Contributed to My Injuries?

You may also want the help of a personal injury attorney if you believe that someone else contributed to your injuries. You got hurt on the job, but another party somehow contributed to you getting hurt.

This is common in cases where a worker was driving. If you get into a car crash and someone else is clearly to blame, you can file for workers’ compensation and file a lawsuit against the other driver involved in your crash. Workers’ compensation is just there to help with the economic costs relating to your injuries, like medical bills and lost wages, but you can also pursue non-economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit. This means that you would be able to sue for pain and suffering, mental anguish, or psychological trauma.

What Are Unacceptable Behaviors From Employers After I Have Been Injured on the Job?

Your employer cannot try to discourage you from seeking compensation. If you got hurt at work and you report your injury, they must report it to their workers’ compensation insurer, if they have one.

You also cannot be retaliated against for seeking compensation. It is your right to apply for workers’ comp after you get hurt at work. An employer who treats you differently after you submit a claim could be in violation of the law.

Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

Sometimes a workers’ compensation claim will be denied. Common reasons for this include:

  • Missed deadlines
  • Lack of proof that the injury actually happened at work
  • The claim was filed after the employee changed jobs

Our lawyers also help clients after their compensation claims are denied. We can help you appeal and pursue damages.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have been injured at work, you should know your rights. Contact the Mathis Law Firm and schedule a consultation with our team. We can tell you more about what our attorneys can do to assist you in this difficult time.