Just injured on the job. What happens now? How serious is the injury? Do you need medical attention? Will you lose time from work due to the injury? Does your employer have insurance to cover it? Who is going to pay your bills? All these are important questions you should be. When something happens, many of us try to understand and minimize what is happening. We’ve all had a pulled muscle improves over the weekend. We say “Monday will feel good and be ready to return to work.” But what if this is not the case? It shall take appropriate measures to avoid complications. The first thing to do is report the incident to your supervisor. Even if you do not feel the need to seek medical attention as before the injury report, will have fewer problems in the future. Many companies will complete an incident report / accident. If it was not serious, complete it will do no harm. However, if it be something that requires medical attention, you already have it documented. If you need care, what type of insurance does your employer? The state of Texas is the only state in the US it does not require companies to be paid to workers compensation. If your company is paid, your case will be handled by the Department of Insurance (TDI), Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) of Texas. If it is not paid, your company may have an Income Security Act for Retired Employees (ERISA), a policy Accident / Injury or your employer may not have any insurance. Each type of insurance has its own benefits and problems. Always consult a lawyer to understand how to handle your claim. If your injuries require medical attention, one of the most important things to do is choose the right doctor. Many employers will try to send their workers to clinics chosen by themselves. Why do this? What interested prioritize the doctor, yours or the company? In order to heal and be fine as soon as possible, you need to choose a doctor who treats and diagnose aggressively. You do not need a doctor to try to save money at the expense of your health. We can help you find a doctor in your area that will provide adequate medical treatment for his injuries. If you need time off work, the benefit plan will determine how you should be compensated. If your company is paid, the Texas Labor Code determine what the rate will be. If your company is not paid, the policy may give a compensation rate. If your company is paid, you can initiate action for negligence against their employer. In Dallas and Fort Worth area,

Contact the law firm Morris, PLLC to make sure you are getting all the benefits to which you are entitled.

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