Understanding Your Rights
While most states have slightly differing laws regarding workers’ compensation eligibility, most employees are eligible to receive workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job. An “on-the-job” injury includes any injury sustained at the workplace or while the employee was carrying out duties encompassed in the scope of his or her work. For example, a truck driver who is severely injured in a collision with a negligent motorist will likely be entitled to bring a workers’ compensation claim.
Again, each state is somewhat different, but most eligible workers are able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits (for surviving family members)
Replacement wages may include temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits, permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits, and permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. The extent and severity of your injuries will determine which type of workers’ compensation benefits—if any—you are entitled to receive.
Fighting for the Seriously Injured
The Houston workers’ compensation lawyers at our firm are proud to represent hard-working individuals who have fallen victim to catastrophic on-the-job injuries. We are selective in the cases we accept, which allows us to present each and every client with the care, attention, and dedicated representation they need and deserve.
To learn more about how our team may be able to assist you with your case, call us at (281) 801-5617.
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