Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Houston
About Workers' Compensation
Texas laws provide for the protection of workers who are injured in work related accidents through the Workers' Compensation Commission. Whenever an employee is injured during the course of their employment, they are entitled to file a workers' compensation claim and pursue certain benefits. There are numerous types of workers' compensation accidents in any workplace that can cause an injury to an employee, ranging anywhere from a forklift accident to a slip and fall in an office. Injuries sustained can be slight to severe, such as a back injury or as serious as electrocution or asbestos poisoning.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. To find out more, contact the workers' compensation attorneys at the Malaise Law Firm in Houston to schedule a free initial consultation where we can discuss your accident. Our legal team can inform you of your rights as an injured worker, in addition to helping you
file for workers' compensation benefits.
Rights of Injured Workers
A worker who has been injured at work or while performing the duties associated with his or her job has certain rights. We believe these rights should be protected to the fullest extent, and that is why we handle workers' compensation claims for clients throughout the Houston area. With our help, you can find out more about you right to medical care immediately after an accident or injury, what to do if your rights are violated by retaliation of some kind on the part of your employer, and what types of benefits you may be entitled to receive. Workers' compensation laws offer you protection from wrongful termination or other practices by employers who attempt to punish workers for filing workers' comp claims. These laws also grant you the right to benefits for medical care and possibly much more. Make sure you involve a lawyer who has the experience, knowledge and resources to properly protect your rights. Click here to read more about the rights of injured workers.
For additional information regarding workers' compensation, feel free to review the information on this site. You can also call us to speak with an attorney about your particular case.
Attorney Handling Workers' Comp Claims in Houston
When dealing with an injury following a work related accident, it is in your best interests to consult with our workers' compensation lawyers to have your case carefully reviewed and submitted so as to provide you with all of the benefits you are entitled to. Certain accidents may require careful documentation to determine what exactly occurred and what aspects of benefits apply to your injuries. It can also avoid a possible denial by the workers' compensation insurance company, or a restriction of medical benefits to fully treat your injury so that you can completely recover.
Texas law protects injured workers by ensuring that strict regulations are followed when reporting and processing workers' compensation claims. Once injured, you have the right to be treated by a doctor of your choice, taken from an approved list of doctors. In order to protect your rights, having a workers' compensation lawyer to ensure you are getting all of the benefits you are entitled to is important. Your employer's workers' compensation insurance company does not always have your best interests in mind when dealing with your medical care. You may be rushed through treatment, leaving you impaired yet having to return to work. This could lead to long term health consequences that could affect you for some time. The Malaise Law Firm in Houston is here to ensure that you receive the treatment you need in order to fully recuperate and that you are allowed to remain off work until you are physically able to return without risk. You may even have your benefits denied for various reason. Our firm can aggressively deal with workers' compensation denials, using hearings, review boards and the
appeals process as needed to have your benefits reinstated.
When you are suffering from an injury, the last thing you need to be doing is filling out paperwork and attempting to handle an insurance company for payments. Let our experienced legal staff provide you with personalized attention and aggressively pursue all the benefits you are entitled to. The Malaise Law Firm has been helping clients in the Houston area for over 40 years and looks forward to helping you as well.
The effective and aggressive workers' compensation attorneys from the Malaise Law Firm are ready to assist you with your workers' compensation claim. Contact a Houston workers' compensation attorney today!