What Is the Difference Between a Workers’ Comp and a Non-Subscriber Claim?

Differences Between Workers' Comp Cases and Non-Subscriber Cases If you've been injured while working on the job, the financial recovery you might receive for your injuries is determined by two different sets of laws. The applicable set of laws is determined by the type of insurance your employer elects to purchase, that is to say,...

Can I Get a Settlement in a Texas Workers’ Compensation Case?

If you are dealing with a workers' compensation claim in Texas it's important to understand that there are no settlements in a Texas workers' comp case. At least a few times a week, our office is contacted by a potential client who wants to know how much they can settle their workers' compensation case for. They...

How Long Do I Have to File for Workers’ Compensation in Texas?

Time Limit For Filing a Texas Workers' Compensation Claim If you're injured on the job and your employer subscribes to workers' compensation, to get benefits you're entitled to, you need to file a claim. We describe this process in detail on this page: how to file a workers' comp claim. However, that's not the end...

How Do Impairment Ratings Work in a Texas Workers’ Compensation Case?

How Impairment Ratings work in a Texas workers' compensation case. Once a worker reaches Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI - Read about MMI here) in their workers' comp case, they are issued an Impairment Rating. The Impairment Rating is a rating of deficiency given to an injured worker, stating to what degree their injuries will affect...

Can I Be Fired if I Have an Open Worker’s Comp Claim in Texas?

In the state of Texas, firing an injured worker for filing a worker's compensation claim is illegal. Many clients who come to us for help after they have been injured while working are afraid to file a claim against their employer for fear of losing their job. What many people don't realize is that Texas...

How Do Impairment Income Benefits Work in a Texas Workers’ Compensation Case?

How Texas Workers' Compensation Impairment Income Benefits Work In the Texas Worker's Compensation scheme, Impairment Income Benefits are one of four types of benefits given to injured Texans. The other benefits include Temporary Income Benefits, Supplemental Income Benefits, and Lifetime Income Benefits. You can read more about the different types in our Income Benefits Overview...

How does the 7 Day Grace Period work under Texas workers’ compensation law?

If your employer has workers' comp, they don't have to pay you for the first 7 days of your injury. Here's how it works: Many people know that if their employer subscribes to workers' compensation, that they will be able to receive some sort of benefits if they are injured in a workplace accident. However,...

What Defenses Are Employers Allowed to Use in a Texas Worker’s Comp Case?

Workers' compensation cases, just like any other type of case, are often defended by the accused. That is to say, when a worker is injured and they seek compensation from their employer (and the employer's insurance carrier), the law allows the employer to defend themselves against the injured worker's accusations. In this article, we will...

Who Can Receive Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits?

Which family members can receive Texas Workers' Compensation Death Benefits? When a worker is killed on the job, it creates tremendous hardship for their family. Brothers, sisters, parents, children, a spouse, cousins, neighbors, friends, and many other people suffer. However, only certain family members are eligible to receive Death Benefits from the employer's workers' compensation...