Injuries Covered Under Texas Workers’ Compensation Laws
When you are hurt on the job, you are generally entitled to benefits under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Laws. You may be uncertain, however, whether the workers’ compensation laws provide protection for all types of injuries. This page identifies the different types of situations in which you can seek benefits under workers’ compensation insurance policies. You want an experienced lawyer who has protected the rights of others in situations like yours to guide you through the workers’ compensation process.
From the Experienced Texas Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Bailey & Galyen
At the law office of Bailey & Galyen, we bring more than 50 years of combined experience to people who have sustained injuries on the job. We will take the time to listen closely to the details of your story, so that we can identify all potential concerns and structure our counsel to get you the benefits you need. We will provide a thorough assessment of your case’s strengths and weaknesses, looking at your options as well as your likelihood of success. Over the years, we have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers in claims against employers and their insurance providers.
What Types of Injuries Are Covered Under Texas Workers’ Compensation?
To be covered under a workers’ compensation claim, your injury must have been suffered during the course or scope of employment. The following types of injuries are generally covered, but are not limited to:
- Knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle or other joint injuries
- Neck and back injuries, including pulled muscles, herniated discs and other similar trauma
- Repetitive stress or movement injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Vision or hearing loss or injury
- Permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Work induced mental health problems, such as depression, PTSD or anxiety disorders
- Heart attack or stroke caused by work conditions
- Occupational diseases, including cancer, skin conditions or mesothelioma
When you hire us to represent you in a workers’ compensation claim, we will prepare and file all necessary paperwork to complete the process, and will be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings, including appeals. We will help you seek all benefits to which you are entitled, from lost wages and income to medical expenses. We also help surviving family members seek reimbursement for death and burial expenses.
Contact the Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Bailey & Galyen
We Offer quality legal services and representation to clients throughout Texas, including Arlington, Bedford, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Plano, Weatherford, Mesquite and Houston, TX.