Work: the place you spend most time during your day; the place that should be safe; the place that supports your life. The last thing you want is for that security to be taken out due to an injury that occurred while you were on the clock. Rest assured that you do not have to fight your workplace injury alone. Call now for a free initial consultation from Gordon Law’s expert personal injury lawyer and start finding justice today.
It is important to note that workplace injuries include those that occur due to the negligence of your employer or a co-employee.
Types of Workplace Injury Claims
- Emotional distress
- Loss of income
While at work, if you’ve sustained an injury that disables you from continuing your duties, you’re probably eligible for worker’s compensation. However, some Texas employers do not carry worker’s compensation insurance which leads you down a rabbit hole of no income and fighting injuries. This is where a good personal injury lawyers comes into play.
There are no games with Gordon Law. If your employer caused your injury due to negligence and they do not have worker’s compensation, chances are you will be sent to the company’s doctor for treatment. The trick here is that in a majority of cases, you (as the patient) are not viewed as the doctor’s first concern. The company is the doctor’s client because that is where the fee is paid. Therefore, a company can instruct the doctor to term you healthy even if your injury still prevents you from fulfilling your job description. This puts you between a rock and a hard place because you cannot work to earn your paycheck, but the doctor is telling your employer that you are healthy; this results in you losing your job as failure to work when healthy. If the company doctor refuses to bill you as healthy, chances are that your company will find a different doctor in the future that will accommodate their requests.
This is a worst case scenario. You are going to lose your job even if you are truly not healthy enough to work. A personal injury lawyer can help you keep your rights, find good health and accommodate you while you are out of work for treatment.