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Does your employer have Texas workers' comp insurance?

In Texas, if your employer carries workers' compensation insurance, then you may be entitled to medical and income benefits if you are injured on the job. However, Texas law does not require private employers to carry workers' comp insurance, and often injured workers are placed in the desperate situation of not knowing how to cover all of the costs resulting from a work-related accident.

Even if you are covered by workers' comp, you may still have difficulty obtaining benefits, as employers and insurers often try to minimize or deny payouts. Whether you're a covered employee or not, it is important to speak with a work injury attorney who can protect your rights and fight to get you the compensation you need.

Regardless of whether your employer opts into the state-run workers' comp program, it is crucial that you get prompt and appropriate medical care after a work-related injury. A doctor can also confirm that your injury is work-related, and this confirmation can bolster your claim for medical and income benefits.

A work injury attorney can also ensure that the full cost of your injury is accounted for. The costs may include medical care, rehabilitation, new job training, lost wages and cost of traveling to and from your doctor's appointments. A serious injury could also affect your future earning capacity.

If your injury was caused by negligence on the part of your employer or a third-party, a work-injury lawyer can investigate the accident and build a strong negligence claim.

At The Shelton Law Firm, we have decades of experience in handling work injury cases. To learn more, please see our work accident overview.

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