Information Regarding Your Right to Benefits
You work hard. You pay your taxes, contribute to your community and prove yourself a productive member of our society. At the Hacker Law Firm, we believe that this is a part of a social contract with the community. When you suffer a workplace accident in Texas, we think you should be able to use a workers' comp claim to pursue the benefits you have earned.
The state's workers' compensation law is designed to help people like you. Too often, however, victims fall through the bureaucratic cracks and lose the benefits to which they are entitled.
At Hacker Law Firm, we understand the importance of workers' compensation. We will help you understand and navigate the system successfully.
If you live anywhere in San Antonio, TX or surrounding areas and need help with your workers' compensation claim, please call the Hacker Law Firm for a free consultation.
What To Know About Workers' Compensation
For answers that are specific to your particular workers' compensation claim, you need to speak to us. However, there are some important things to know about your claim and the process by which it will be handled:
Under Texas' Workers' compensation law, an injury or illness is covered, without regard to fault, if it was sustained in the course and scope of employment, i.e., while furthering or carrying on the employer's business; this includes injuries sustained during work-related travel.
Benefits are more extensive than you might know. In Texas, there are four types of workers' compensation benefits: Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs), Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs), Suplemental Income Benefits (SIBs), and Lifetime Income Benefits (LIBs). The maximum benefit allowed by Texas law is based on your average weekly wage (AWW).
Given this, it’s important that you pursue filing a Texas workers’ compensation claim if you’ve been seriously injured on the worksite, even if you might have caused the injury. However, the filing process can be complicated and fraught with red tape, therefore you may want to consider obtaining legal assistance.
The Importance of Finding a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Of course, there’s the law and there’s reality. And in reality, some injured workers are pressured into signing away their rights or told they shouldn’t file for workers’ compensation. Your employer and its insurance company have an interest in keeping their payments low.
At the Hacker Law Firm our only interests are your interests. We’ll stand up to anyone trying to pressure you, while making sure you have a fair shot at the compensation that you deserve.
If you have been injured at work, contact a Texas workers compensation attorney who can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Steve Hacker is an experienced lawyer who can help you. Contact us via email or call our office at (210) 595-2045