When you get hurt at work, you might be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits to help you stay financially stable while you recuperate. What happens if workers’ comp is not made available to you, though? Or, if your work injury was caused in a highly unusual set of circumstances?
Filing a work injury lawsuit might be a better option, or the only one. To get all the help you need, come to The Daspit Law Firm and let our San Antonio work injury lawyers be your legal guides. We are passionate about searching for justice for our clients and we never back down from any sized opposition!
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Employers in Texas have the option to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees in case of a work-related accident. Workers’ compensation does not strictly consider liability in a work accident. As such, you can get financial benefits even if you caused your own injury due to an honest mistake. The trade-off is you cannot sue your employer for damages if you use workers’ compensation benefits.
The benefits of workers’ compensation should include:
Texas considers workers’ compensation optional, which means your employer might not carry it at all. Or, you might be technically excluded from their workers’ comp coverage based on your job description or the limitations of the policy they purchased. When you are not covered by workers’ compensation benefits, you gain the right to bring a lawsuit against your employer directly for a work injury caused by some sort of negligence, like a lack of safety measures.
In a work injury claim, you can seek compensation to help pay for:
You can also always consider filing a work injury claim if egregious or illegal wrongdoing caused your injury. For example, imagine if a coworker intentionally dropped a heavy tool on your foot, causing a painful and debilitating bone break. You could likely file a work injury claim against them directly, as well as collect workers’ compensation from your employer.
The Daspit Law Firm is always at-the-ready to stand up for the wrongfully injured in San Antonio. We believe that everyone deserve a fighting chance against insurance companies and employers that would rather use their size and influence to keep you quiet. Following a work injury, come to our law firm right away to start building a claim that seeks the most compensation for you, be it a personal injury claim in civil court or a workers’ comp claim.
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