When you are injured on the job in Texas, you may be able to get workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a state regulated insurance program that provides covered employees with income and medical benefits if they sustain a work related injury or illness. This means that it pays your medical bills and replaces a portion of our lost wages if you are injured at work or have a work related illness. In most cases, your employer is required to notify you whether or not they provide coverage.
If you are retaliated against or fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim, please call our office immediately at 210-525-1200. You may have a claim for damages.
According to the Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code, a person may not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee because the employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim in good faith or hired a lawyer to represent the employee in a claim. Anyone who violates Chapter 451 is liable for reasonable damages incurred by the employee as a result of the violation. Call our office today for a free consultation to see if you have a claim.