Filing for Workers’ Compensation in San Antonio
First Steps to Filing for Texas Workers' Compensation Benefits
When a worker becomes injured on the job, it can be hard to determine what to do next. Many injured employees are worried about taking legal action out of fear that they will be fired. Who can you turn to for help? This is where we come in.
At The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC, our San Antonio workers' compensation attorneys have represented countless of injured individuals, including injured workers, for more than a decade. If you have experienced an injury or illness related to a workplace accident, we can provide you with reliable and timely legal guidance.
Contact us today to learn more during a free consultation.
How Do I File for Workers’ Compensation?
If you are hurt on the job, you need to act quickly to ensure your best chances of having a workers’ compensation claim approved and having your medical bills and lost wages covered. There are steps you should take in the immediate aftermath of an injury and our experienced San Antonio workers’ compensation attorney can advise you all along the way to recover the compensation you need.
If you were injured at work, don't wait to take the following steps:
- Seek medical assistance for your injuries, no matter how minor they may seem.
- Collect the contact information of any witnesses to your accident.
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
- Notify your employer immediately of the accident, in person preferably or in writing.
- Write down a detailed report of the accident (including place, time, and date) for your own records. Supply a copy of this report to your employer too.
After you have taken all the steps mentioned above, please do not delay in seeking our firm's legal representation. We can guide you through the entire claims-filing process, so you can feel confident that your application is in competent hands. Your health and future are extremely important to us.
Why Choose Our Firm?
The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC. is dedicated to recovering the workers’ compensation that employees are entitled to. We provided resilient legal support in and out of court for those who are hurt on the job.
We offer clients the following benefits:
- Free case evaluations,
- Over 10 years of experience with workers’ compensation,
- Spanish-speaking services,
- Available day and evening, and
- Fierce and committed advocacy.
You have only 30 days in which to report an injury to your employer; otherwise, you could lose your right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Injuries need to be reported to someone above you or a human resources (HR) representative. Written or verbal notice can be given to a supervisor, although a written report is better since it can be used as proof that you reported the accident— especially because employers sometimes deny they were informed of the injury in order to attempt paying out benefits.
Don’t Wait to Speak with Our Work Injury Firm!
For a workers’ compensation claim in Texas, you have one year to file a claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. After this time, you will not be able to recover any benefits. Your first step is filing form DWC-041 at your local DWC office. The Division will place a “received” stamp on your form as proof that you have filed.
When it comes to offering client-focused services, our law firm is hard to beat. We offer our clients free case evaluations and Spanish-speaking services, in addition to day and night consultations. Our dedication and commitment has led to a strong satisfied customer base. With our law firm on your side, you can feel at ease in knowing that your claim is in good hands.
If you were hurt on the job, let our San Antonio workers’ compensation lawyer fight for your right to recover benefits. We can help you file your claim successfully and push back if your claim is denied for some reason. Don’t try to work through the workers’ compensation process alone! For more information about filing for workers' compensation benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
Contact the firm today to set up your free case evaluation with our attorney!
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