texas workers compensations claims:
the following are a few of the questions an injured worker may have:
- i've been injured, now what do i do?
- my claim is being disputed, what do i do?
- why is the carrier disputing the extent of my injury?
- where and how do i report my injury?
- do i give a recorded statement?
- do i have to go to the company doctor?
- how do i report my claim?
- what are tibs, iibs, and sibs?
- when do my benefits start and how long do they last?
- how are my weekly benefits calculated?
- am i getting paid the right amount?
- why am i being told i'm at maximum medical improvement if i'm still hurting?
- how do i dispute a date of maximum medical improvement and an impairment rating?
- what is a designated doctor?
- what if i don't agree with the designated doctor?
- do i need and attorney?
the complexities of the texas labor code can be overwhelming to an individual who has been injured on the job. an individual who has never dealt with the texas workers’ compensation system can have many questions but may only find few answers. well meaning family and friends will offer advice to the best of their ability but, since each case is different, what was good for them might be detrimental to you. insurance companies hire and retain attorney’s to help them limit their exposure to work related injuries. the fact of the matter is insurance companies make more money by paying less in claims. knowing your rights is absolutely essential to your workers’ compensation claim.
as an injured worker, you are entitled to competent medical care as well as income benefits while you are unable to work. the insurance company has a vested interest to stop these payments at the first available chance. getting straight forward answers to your questions can help you obtain and retain your benefits until you are able to safely return to your employment. board certified attorney michael l. sprain and the staff at the sprain law firm, p.c. are ready to answer your questions regarding your rights and benefits. if you have any questions, please call us at (713) 592-6300 or submit your case information and contact information on our "contact us" tab on this website. don't be discouraged - we are here to help.