Brasure Law Firm, PLLC

Edinburg Workers Compensation Lawyer Fighting For the Legal Rights of Injured Workers

If you have been injured while on the job, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits to help cover medical costs and lost wages. However, the laws regulating workers’ comp in Texas can be overly complex and impossible to understand without the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.

Sadly, in many instances, the insurance companies that provide workers’ compensation benefits for employers will try to deny claims. These insurers often try to assert that the employee does not meet the eligibility criteria, or the worker was responsible for the accident.

That being the case, injured workers must hire a skilled attorney who understands Texas workers’ compensation laws and is not afraid to stand up for their legal rights.

If you have been injured on the job and been turned down for workers’ compensation, contact the Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no money unless we win the case.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers’ comp insurance was created to provide financial compensation to workers who have been injured on the job. Workers’ comp helps to pay for the injured employee’s medical care and other injury-related costs.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the injured employee may also be eligible to collect compensation that pays a percentage of their lost wages. Suppose the employee dies as a result of a work-related injury or illness. In that case, workers’ comp will also pay their family benefits that can be used toward funeral or burial expenses.

However, often the insurance companies who provide the employer with workers’ compensation coverage will look for ways to deny the claim. As a result, many workers are left to have to fight for the benefits they need to cover their healthcare costs and lost wages.

If you are still trying to determine if your work-related injury is covered under worker’s comp, contact the Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, to learn more.

Why Would My Workers’ Comp Claim Be Denied?

Although there are many different aspects of workers’ compensation and what it will cover, there are several reasons that a claim may be denied.

Some of the most common reasons injured workers have claims denied include:

  • The worker intentionally caused their own injuries.
  • The worker was injured due to horseplay.
  • The worker suffered injuries from being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The worker suffered injuries outside of their work-related duties.

Other reasons a claim may be denied include the worker not being examined by an approved medical professional within their workers’ comp insurance network. In other cases, the worker waits too long to file a work injury report or claim. Under Texas law, an employee is required to inform their employer within 30 days of their injury. Furthermore, the injured employee must file a formal claim within one year.

If you have been denied workers’ comp benefits, you must hire an experienced lawyer who can act as your ally and try to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Can I Be Fired From My Job For Receiving Workers’ Comp?

There are many misconceptions about what Texas employers are legally permitted to do in terms of firing employees if they are hurt on the job. Contrary to popular belief, employers can terminate injured employees if they cannot physically perform the tasks associated with their job duties.

However, Texas law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing workers’ compensation claims or seeking legal counsel regarding their injuries. Some other actions that employers are prohibited from include:

  • Terminating an employee because they hire an attorney to help them with an injury claim.
  • The employee Is planning to testify or has testified in an administrative proceeding regarding a workers’ compensation claim.

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated because of a workers’ comp claim, you must hire an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights. The legal team of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, is fearless when it comes to standing up for injured workers’ rights and would be honored to help you with your legal issues.

If we agree to take your case, we will thoroughly investigate whether the employer retaliated against you for simply pursuing your legal rights. Contact our law office and ask to schedule an

appointment with a qualified legal team member who can review your case and determine what options may be available.

When Should I Consider Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer?

If you have been injured on the job, it is in your best interests to hire a well-qualified workers’ comp lawyer immediately. Many individuals make the mistake of waiting until they are denied benefits before turning to a legal professional for help.

However, when your employer and the insurance provider know that you have an experienced attorney, they are more willing to approve your workers’ comp benefits. Therefore, it is vital that you hire an attorney who will fight to protect your legal rights to try and help you collect the benefits you need to recover.

Additionally, we will act as your liaison with the insurance company so that you can get the rest you need to recover from your injuries.

The Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, has extensive experience assisting injured workers in collecting benefits and would be honored to be able to help you as well. We recognize that you are most likely feeling frightened and overwhelmed, unsure of what the future holds.

However, our law firm has a proven track record of successfully helping clients receive workers’ comp benefits and the gaining peace of mind they need to face the future.

If you have suffered a work-related injury, call our law offices at 956-903-2873 and ask to schedule a free no-obligation consultation. Remember, we collect no money unless we win the case.