Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation in Houston
What Are the Requirements for Filing Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation is available to employees injured while on the job. If you were injured, you might be wondering if you can collect this compensation and how much you are eligible to receive. At Recalde Law Firm, our expertise is in all aspects of workers’ comp law. We can help you find the financial means to cover lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses because of your injuries.
Factors that Impact Eligibility
Understanding that every work environment is different. In Texas, not all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation.
These are the three main eligibility requirements:
- The business or company you work for has to be a subscriber to the Texas Workers’ Compensation System and have workers’ compensation insurance
- You are an employee of that business or company
- The injury or illness is work-related
How do you know if your injury is work-related? If you are in the course and scope of your employment when you sustain an injury then it is considered work related. The general rule of thumb is that any time you are carrying out the duties of your job or following a supervisor’s orders, you are in the course and scope of your employment. Keep in mind, however, that independent contractors may not be covered because the employer does not consider them an employee of the company. Also, remember that some companies may not carry workers’ comp insurance. Our Houston workers’ compensation lawyers can help you to determine if your employer is a subscriber to the Texas Workers’ Compensation System.
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We know workers’ compensation laws inside and out. With over 15 years of experience under our belts, our Houston workers' compensation lawyers understand your situation, and we are more than happy to assist you. We can keep informed about the various workers’ comp laws, but we also walk you through the entire process so that your claims receives the attention it deserves.
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