Many of Austin’s employees are able to return to their previous jobs after a work-related injury. But those same employees find that once they’re back at work, their injuries become aggravated by repetitive work activities. These activities create further damage to pre-existing injuries and may cause employees to incur additional medical bills.
If you have a currently closed workers compensation claim and your injury has worsened, then you may qualify to be reimbursed for any medical treatments for your injury. However, reopening a workers compensation claim can be complicated and will require you to consult an attorney. At the Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our workers compensation attorney has extensive experience obtaining compensation for injured Texas employees.
Understanding Texas Workers Compensation
The Texas Workforce Commission states that Texas, unlike other states, does not require employers to provide workers compensation coverage. The Texas Department of Insurance works together with TWC to ensure that you receive the proper benefits, help with disputes between insurers and employees, as well as providing health and safety services. If you you’re injured in a workplace accident, it’s important to contact TDI and file a complaint. With these laws in mind, it’s important for employees to understand their rights in the workplace.
Common workplace injuries include:
- Physical injuries
- Repetitive Strain or Stress injuries (RSIs)
- Joint and Connective Tissue injuries
- Occupational Illnesses such as cancer, asbestosis, lead poisoning and hearing loss.
It’s possible to return back to work after you’ve been injured. You must be approved by a medical professional to return to work. Your work may be amended to prevent further injury.
Questions about Workers Compensation? Call an Austin Personal Injury Attorney You Can Trust
If you have questions about workers compensation and whether you qualify, then call our injury hotline (512) 474-8346 for a free consultation.