Have you been hurt at work in a way that you do not think will be covered by workers’ compensation? Or, is your workers’ compensation coverage going to be inadequate for the damages you are experiencing as a result of your serious work injury? It might be better to consider filing a personal injury claim against your employer instead.
To figure out if you should be pursuing workers’ comp or a work injury lawsuit, come to Daspit Law Firm. Our work injury attorneys in Austin are also well-versed in Texas workers’ compensation laws. Using our mix of extensive experience, we can confidently guide you down the right legal path that leads to the most compensation.
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In Texas, employers do not have to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for regular employees, like so many other states require. As such, your employer might not have workers’ compensation insurance to provide you with some financial stability as you recover from a work-related injury. If they do not have workers’ compensation insurance, then you can bring a personal injury claim against them as you would any other liable party for your work injury.
What other reasons would you need to file a work injury lawsuit instead?
It must be noted that if your employer does have workers’ compensation coverage that includes you, then, in the vast majority of cases, you cannot file a lawsuit against them. Texas law requires you to attempt to use workers’ compensation benefits first and foremost, unless some truly outlying circumstances exist in your work injury case. It is always best to consult with a lawyer before moving forward to see where your case can lead.
Do you need help figuring out if the injury you suffered in the workplace, or while completing regular work duties, should be handled in a work injury lawsuit or through workers’ compensation? Daspit Law Firm is there! Our team of highly skilled Austin personal injury lawyers can walk you through your case from start to finish. For your convenience, we offer free and confidential case reviews, visits from our lawyers to your home or hospital room, and make ourselves available 24/7 for client emergencies.
Get your case started on the right foot now. Call (888) 568-8976.
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