What Benefits are Available Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?
Texas Workers’ Compensation Benefits
After a workplace accident, you may be uncertain how to get compensation to meet your financial needs, as well as what types of benefits are available. You may be unable to work for the foreseeable future, if ever. You may need long-term medical care, including rehabilitation or physical therapy. You may need job training or counseling to find new and suitable employment. This page outlines the types of benefits available through a workers’ compensation claim. To make certain your interests are protected, you want to work with an experienced Texas Workers’ Comp Attorney.
Helping You Get the Benefits to Which You Are Entitled
At the law office of Bailey & Galyen, we have more than 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of people who have suffered injuries on the job. We will provide a thorough assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, looking at your options as well as your likelihood of success. We will take the time to listen carefully to the details of your story, so that we can identify all potential concerns and can structure our counsel to get you the benefits you need. We have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers in claims against employers and their insurance providers.
The Benefits Available under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Laws
In Texas, when you have been hurt at work, you can generally file a claim for the following types of benefits:
- Income benefits – These benefits are designed to replace lost income or wages. They can be temporary or permanent. If you have a permanent impairment rating, you are entitled to a specific number of weeks of payment for each percentage of impairment. These benefits can also include compensation to pay for job counseling or job training.
- Medical benefits – A workers’ compensation claim will allow you to obtain reimbursement for the cost of any necessary medical treatment resulting from a work-related injury or illness. The payments will generally be made directly to the provider.
- Death and burial benefits – Death and burial benefits are available to surviving family members when a loved one dies in a workplace accident. You may be a beneficiary if you were at least 20 percent dependent on the deceased for your support.
At Bailey & Galyen, we will help you with all matters related to a workers’ compensation claim, helping make certain you obtain all the benefits you deserve. We will prepare and file all necessary paperwork to complete the legal process, and will represent you in all hearings and proceedings.
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.
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