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What Are the Requirements for Workers' Compensation?


The state of Texas does not require employers to offer various benefits and protections for workers injured on the job and as a result, not every employee’s workers’ compensation claim is successful. Unfortunately, many valid claims are denied for even the smallest inconsistencies or errors. Therefore, it is crucial you are as prepared as possible before approaching the process to ensure your workers’ compensation claim is given a fair chance.

In order to qualify for workers’ compensation, your employer must offer these benefits. If you do not give notice to your employer for your workplace injury within 30 days of the incident, you may lose your right to collect benefits you are otherwise entitled to. This gives your employer the room to take care of your claim and it is one of the most important aspects of this process.

It is important to note the insurance company will be searching for any reason to deny the validity of your claim and delaying the process may call the severity or existence of your entire injury into question. This period begins the moment you discover your injury to allow for occupational illnesses or repetitive stress injuries.

Once your employer is notified of the injury, you must see a doctor within the appropriate healthcare network, either one provided by your employer or chosen from the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. You must then file your claim within the 1-year deadline or run the risk of losing your benefits. A claim is typically denied outright if your injury is proven to be non-work related.

Compassionate & Results-Oriented Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Advocating for Your Rights

If you are injured on the job and your employer offers workers’ compensation benefits, our trusted legal team at The Law Office of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC will help you successfully file a claim to obtain the outcome you deserve. Our firm is highly respected for our unparalleled commitment to justice--allow us to fight for you.

We are here for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (210) 807-3178.

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