If you are injured in an on-the-job injury, you need to speak to a lawyer immediately. Unlike other types of injury claims, on-the-job injuries are affected by the Texas Worker’s Compensation Statutes, and therefore have different rules. Unfortunately, you may unwittingly prejudice yourself and ruin potential claims by accepting different types of benefits your employer offers. If you think your employer was negligent in creating the danger that injured you, do not accept the benefits until you have spoken to a lawyer.
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Workplace Injuries FAQs
- Can my employer fire me if I have been hurt while on-the-job?
- Do rates of compensation vary? How are they figured out?
- Does OSHA work with all workers?
- I fell at work because of a poorly constructed scaffold. My co-workers said I need to speak to an attorney. Do I need a lawyer?
- If I am injured on the job, who pays for prescriptions?
- If I have been injured while at work, am I allowed to see my own doctor?
- Is there a defined period of time in which I must report a workplace injury to my employer?
- Should I be concerned about safety at work?
- What are employers responsible for if OSHA can impact them?
- What is OSHA, and how does it affect job safety?
- What rights do I have as a worker?