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Workers’ Compensation Hearings and Appeals

The state of Texas provides an avenue for injured workers to recover certain medical expenses and lost wages which occur as the result of injuries sustained from workplace accidents. However, the employer must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act at the time of the accident, or you may not be eligible to claim any benefits. If you have been injured in a workplace accident and did not receive the compensation you are entitled to after your injuries, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney today.

Texas Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates the delivery of workers’ compensation benefits to employees who are covered under the program after a work accident occurs. The Division of Workers’ Compensation does not directly pay the benefits to the injured employee or the employee’s family, but does administer the benefits and assists with any disputes which arise as a result of the benefits.

The Texas workers’ compensation program provides medical benefits and a portion of lost wages to employees who are injured at work (as long as the employer has workers’ compensation insurance coverage). Workers’ compensation may last an extended period of time depending on the extent of your injuries. As such, you may receive months or even years of lost wages after a severe type of work accident. Your family will additionally be entitled to receive benefits if you are unable to return to work. However, in order to receive any benefits, you must timely file a claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Hearings and Appeals

If a dispute arises after a workers’ compensation claim is filed, you should reach out to the insurance company to discuss any issues. However, if you are unable to come to an agreement with the insurance company, you should then reach out to the Division of Workers’ Compensation. During the hearing or appeals process, you should seek the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to guide you through the claims and dispute resolution process. An attorney will be able to calculate the total amount of benefits you are entitled to receive and will ensure you are correctly compensated after an accident.

If you believe you have not received the correct amount of reimbursement for your injuries, it is important that you bring a claim for the amount you are entitled to receive as soon as you are aware of the amount. Any delay in bringing an appeal could affect your ability to receive the full amount of benefits you are owed.

Malley Law Firm | Houston Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a work accident and believe you should be entitled to more benefits than your employer provided, do not hesitate to contact Tony Malley of the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting clients with their workers’ compensation disputes and hearings. Contact our Beaumont or Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.

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