When you become injured or ill while you are at work in Texas, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that provides compensation for lost wages and pays for medical costs for employees who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. This is true even if the injury or illness occurred outside of your normal job functions. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence. In fact, even if the injury was your fault, you may still be eligible for compensation.
If you or a loved one have been injured at work or have contracted a job-related illness, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible who can guide you through the often difficult and complicated process of obtaining all of the compensation and medical treatment to which you are entitled under the law. Alan W. Pigg, P.C. helps employees get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) of the Texas Department of Insurance regulates the claims process, which can be very difficult for the injured worker to navigate. I help workers file their claims with the insurance company and the Division of Workers’ Compensation and I work with you to get the maximum possible benefit recovery and the best medical treatment available within the system, including:
I help you pursue any and all benefits you are entitled to under the law.
If your claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. I can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) of the Texas Department of Insurance. The Texas system assumes you as the injured worker know the law and are familiar with all the deadlines and pitfalls within our system. Since we do not feel that is fair to you, we stand ready to assist you in navigating the complex process of the Texas workers’ compensation system. We urge you to contact us as soon as possible – even if your claim is going “well” – as you may not be aware of the dangers that may lie ahead or the potential benefits to which you may be missing out. There is no obligation for you to contact us, but sometimes it is too late for us to help you. We urge you to call today so that we can help you.
Texas employers aren’t required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, but they are required to notify you if they don’t carry workers’ compensation coverage. Texas employers who don’t carry workers’ compensation coverage are said to be “non-subscribers” to the Texas workers’ compensation system. We may be able to help you even if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation coverage.
From my Tyler, Texas office, Alan W. Pigg, P.C. helps employees throughout Texas file workers’ comp claims and appeal workers’ comp denials. To schedule a consultation with a dedicated attorney, call 903-707-8052 or contact me online.