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What types of workplace injuries are covered under workers’ compensation?

In Texas, if your company offers workers’ compensation and you are injured at your workplace, there are a broad range of personal injuries that are covered. These injuries include but are not limited to, repetitive stress injuries, back and neck injuries, head, knee, shoulder and wrist injuries. In short, any work injury or industrial disease is covered by workers’ compensation if you are injured or fall ill.

Texas is not like other states, as it does not mandate that an employer needs to have workers’ compensation coverage. Those companies that do not offer coverage are leaving themselves open to personal injury lawsuits from their injured employees. Since workers’ compensation is such a complex area of the law, it is best to consult with an experienced workplace injury attorney to find out what your options are if you have been hurt in a workplace accident.

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