As one of the largest retail businesses in the United States—and the world—Walmart is responsible for the welfare of hundreds of thousands of employees. Accordingly, the rights of Walmart employees are primarily governed by specific state laws that are unique to the state in which a claim against Walmart has been filed.
Texas is one of the few states where workplace injury claims are not necessarily subject to the state’s workers’ compensation system. Employers who have elected not to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage are known as “non-subscribers.”
At The Daspit Law Firm, our team of dedicated non-subscriber Walmart injury attorneys in El Paso has the experience and sophisticated understanding of Texas laws governing injury claims against non-subscribers like Walmart. We are committed to advocating for your legal rights as an employee injured as a result of Walmart’s policies and conduct.
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In most jurisdictions, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to cover the workplace injury claims of their employees. However, Texas law allows employers to elect not to participate in the state workers’ compensation program. Instead, employers can develop their own policies regarding the compensation of injuries sustained by their workers.
Employers that opt-out of the workers’ compensation program are known as “non-subscribers.” Walmart is among those employers who are non-subscribers, choosing to handle injury claims according to its own process.
However, the status of Walmart as a non-subscriber does not imply that employees are not entitled to compensation for their work-related injuries. Under Texas law, employers still have a duty to provide their workers with a safe work environment.
As a result, Texas’ law on negligence governs non-subscriber issues, for the most part. However, there are some important exceptions regarding negligence claims against non-subscribers such as Walmart.
Under Texas law, non-subscribers like Walmart are barred from asserting the following negligence defenses against employee injury claims:
As a Walmart employee in Texas, it is critical for you to observe the following process when making an injury claim:
If you’ve been injured during the course and scope of your employment with Walmart in El Paso, your right to receive compensation for the losses that arose from such an injury is subject to Texas law regarding non-subscribers. At The Daspit Law Firm, you can count on our legal team to provide you with quality legal advice and advocacy concerning your injury claim against Walmart as an employee.
For a free case evaluation exploring your legal rights and options, call The Daspit Law Firm at (832) 687-2942 or complete our online request form today.
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