If you have suffered an on-the-job personal injury or have lost a loved one to wrongful death while on-the-job, let the Houston workers compensation lawyers at Adley Law Firm help you get fair and just financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Though workers’ compensation laws are complex, every Houston personal injury lawyer is an expert workers’ compensation lawyer who is ready to help you sort through the confusion and get the resolution you deserve.
Who Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers compensation, or “workers comp,” as it is often called, is a program designed to protect employees who suffer on-the-job personal injury. According to the Texas State Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee is, “means each person in the service of another under a contract of hire, whether express or implied, or oral or written.” Some of the exclusions from the definition of “employee” under the Texas State Workers’ Compensation Act are:
- Seamen–seamen are instead covered under the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act.
- Longshoremen and harbor workers–longshoremen and harbor workers are covered under the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA).
- Railroad workers–railroad workers are covered under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
What Does Workers Compensation Cover?
Workers compensation insurance covers:
- past medical expenses
- future medical expenses
- compensation for past wages lost
- compensation for future wages lost
- cost of retraining if the injured is able to return to work
- benefits to survivors if injury results in wrongful death
Can I Sue My Employer if I Receive Workers Compensation?
No. An injured employee waives the right to sue his employer if he receives workers compensation. What is best for you? Should you sue or receive workers’ compensation insurance? Call (800) 856-9595 or complete our case evaluation form to schedule a free consultation with the Houston workers compensation lawyers at Adley Law Firm.
What if My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Compensation?
Under the Texas State Workers Compensation Act, you may still be eligible to receive workers’ compensation insurance even if your employer does not subscribe to it.
Can I Recover Workers Compensation Insurance if It Has Been Wrongfully Terminated?
Yes. Because of the extreme intricacy of workers compensation law, it can be difficult to prove that workers compensation insurance has been wrongfully terminated. As result, the best way to pursue the recovery of wrongfully terminated workers’ compensation insurance is to hire an attorney who understands the state workers’ compensation laws and is committed to seeking a fair and just resolution for you.
Contact Our Houston Workers Compensation Lawyers
The Houston workers compensation lawyers at Adley Law Firm understand the the Texas State Workers’ Compensation Act and have the skill set to seek justice on your behalf. So, call us now at (800) 856-9595 or fill out our case evaluation form to schedule a free consultation with an expert Houston personal injury lawyer.