Austin Workers Comp Attorney Explains the Process
If you have been injured on the job in Texas, you could be eligible for benefits through workers compensation, but first you should take care of yourself. Also, know that in Texas, employers are not required to subscribe to the workers’ comp process. In those cases, an injured worker would have to sue the employer in civil court under negligence law. This is one of the many reasons why you should have your work injury situation reviewed by a qualified lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. In this video, Aaron Allison explains the step-by-step process you should follow if you suffer an injury in the workplace.
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The very first thing that an injured worker should do is contact their manager or their direct supervisor and notify them that they’ve been hurt on the job. Immediately following that, they need to seek medical attention. Only after that, then you need to contact a legal professional for a consultation. An incident report should be filled out, some form of documentation that documents the date of the injury and very basically how the injury occurred to the injured worker. Every employer does it differently. Every employer has a different form that they would fill out. But the injured employee, after notifying the employer, needs to be very adamant about asking for an incident report or some form of paper documentation giving the date, the time, the location and the nature of their work injury. In many many situations, clients come to me and an incident report has not been filled out or the employer has not notified their insurance carrier. In those situations, there’s a form provided by the Division of Workers Comp which I fill out for my clients and submit to the Division of Workers’ Comp to set up their claim.
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