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Undefeated Houston Work Accident Lawyers

Despite what your employer or their insurance “adjuster” may tell you, injured employees often have the right to recover monetary damages for the injuries they’ve suffered as a result of a work-related injury.

In addition to being Undefeated, our Work Accident Lawyers at Zehl & Associates have represented hundreds of injured workers and their families and—in the past 5 years alone—have recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Texas and across the United States.

Injured on the Job? Contact our Undefeated Work Accident Lawyers at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

Our lawyers will answer your questions, explain your rights and options moving forward, and, when necessary, help you locate the best doctors and medical providers in your area.  All consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.

What types of work accidents does workers’ compensation cover?

The Trade-Off for Receiving Workers’ Compensation Coverage

If your employer provides “workers compensation” insurance, you will may be legally barred from filing a civil lawsuit against them for your injuries. In exchange for giving up your right to sue the company for your work-related injuries, Texas law requires that the company pay all your medical expenses, as well as a predetermined amount to make up for your inability to continue working and earning a living.

Basic Benefits Provided by Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Texas workers’ compensation provides four basic types of benefits:

Medical benefits: workers compensation will pay for certain medical expenses as long as the doctor selected by the company or its insurer agrees that the medical treatment is related to the accident

Percentage of Lost Wages: there are four types of income benefits available: (1) temporary income benefits; (2) impairment income benefits; (3) supplemental income benefits; and (4) lifetime income benefits.

The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) calculates temporary benefits, the most common type of income benefit issued, at 50 or 75 percent of your average weekly wage.

Death benefits: when a worker is killed as a result of a work-related accident or illness, his or her family members can typically recover a lump-sum “death benefit, the amount of which is based on the deceased workers’ earning history and past wages.

Burial benefits: workers’ compensation will also cover up to $10,000 for funeral and burial expenses.

Don’t Allow Your Employer to Send you to their “Company” Doctors

Because your company or its workers comp insurer pays the doctors that it’s sending you too, they tend to be much more focused on doing what’s best for the company (i.e., saying you aren’t injured and that you’re able to go back to work) than they are in providing you with the medical treatment you need to recover.

If you have any concerns about the quality of medical care you’re receiving, contact our Work Accident Lawyers at 1-888-718-8107 or send us an email through our Contact Form by clicking here.

Having represented thousands of injured workers across Texas, Louisiana and the United States, our lawyers and staff can quickly identify the best doctors available and do whatever necessary to arrange for you to get a second opinion.

When Lawsuits can be Filed after Receiving Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Fatal Work Related Accidents

Even if your employer does provide “workers’ compensation” coverage, Texas Law allows your family (or loved ones) to file a lawsuit against the worker’s employer if the worker’s injuries were fatal.

Under Texas law, if a worker is killed, his family (or loved ones) are still permitted to file a civil lawsuit against the decedent’s employer.Third Party Lawsuits

Finally, even if you are legally barred from filing a lawsuit against your employer, there are often third parties (other companies or individuals) who contributed to the accident.

Workers are Free to Pursue Lawsuits Against Third Party Companies or Individuals Who Caused or Contributed to the Accident

Finally, even if you are legally barred from filing a lawsuit against your employer, there are often third parties (other companies or individuals) who contributed to the accident.

These third parties do not receive the protections of workers comp laws that your employer does, enabling you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and recover your full damages from them in the event that they caused or contributed to your accident or injuries.

You Have the Right to File a Lawsuit when the Worker is Killed on the Job, Injured by Someone Other than their Employer, or their Employer Does Not Provide Workers Comp Coverage

The workers compensation laws only prevent workers from filing personal injury lawsuits and recovering damages from their employer if their employer actually provided them with workers’ compensation coverage and the worker was injured, but not killed.

If the employer does not provide workers comp benefits, the worker was fatally injured, or there is a third-party individual or company who caused or contributed to your accident, you will be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover all your damages.   =

Contact our Undefeated Work Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here

If you or a loved one were seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident, the company and its insurance adjusters will do everything possible to prevent you from being compensated for your lost wages, medical expenses and suffering.

Don’t place your future in their hands.

Contact our Undefeated Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by clicking here.