Workers' Compensation Lawyer For Houston
Workers' Compensation Claims Filing Procedure
When a worker is injured on the job, they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. In order to qualify, the injured worker must first report any accident and injury to their employer. Your employer, by Texas law, must provide you with a claim form to fill out and refer you to a doctor of your choice, chosen from an approved list of medical providers. You are not eligible for income benefits unless you miss work more than 7 days, but the accident and injury should be filed right away regardless. Once at the treating doctor, you will be required to fill out other lengthy forms as well. Because workers' compensation insurance companies can use what you state on these forms as a basis to either accept or deny your claim, it is advisable to retain a workers' compensation attorney to assist in this process. Our legal staff will ensure you are filling out all of the paperwork thoroughly and including any details that will aid in determining the extent of your injuries. Because some claims can be questioned by your employer or their insurance company, attention to detail and sometimes even a complete investigation into the facts of what occurred in the accident are necessary.
Workers Compensation Filing Assistance
Because Texas workers' compensation laws can be complex, having a workers' compensation lawyer representing your interests is important. Your employer's workers' compensation insurance company is looking out for them and do not necessarily have your best interests in mind. By being prepared and using a professional, you can ensure you will receive all the benefits you are entitled to. Our office understands you may be going through some stress and pain from an injury and we will work to make the claim process easy and simple for you. With over 40 years experience in the Houston area, you can feel confident we have the skill you need to obtain the maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact a workers' comp attorney from the Malaise Law Firm to help you with the claims filing process when injured at work.