San Antonio Work Injury Accident
If you’ve been injured at work, you may have important benefits available to you if your employer participates in the Texas Workers’ Compensation program. That’s why it’s important to know whether you’re covered at work, and if you are, to know how to file a workers’ compensation claim. For those needing help, San Antonio workers’ compensation lawyers from Carabin Shaw are available to assist you with this process.
When you are injured at work, the first thing to do is report your injury to your employer. This should be done within 30 days of the injury, or you could jeopardize your benefits. You must also complete an Employee's Claim for Compensation for a Work-Related Injury or Occupational Disease form and submit it within one year of the date your injury occurred to the Texas Department of Insurance.
These deadlines are just one reason injured many workers miss out on benefits and why it’s so important to enlist the help of one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in San Antonio. Carabin Shaw’s attorneys have decades of experience offering assistance to those who have been injured and work and will ensure all deadlines are met and the required paperwork is completed.
An attorney can also ensure you receive all of the benefits available through workers’ compensation so you can receive the fullest compensative available to you.
To illustrate this importance, many workers don’t realize that Workers’ Compensation benefits are divided into four categories: income, medical, death, and burial. Income benefits will vary based on the nature of your injury and your wage before becoming injured. Medical benefits will cover medical expenses. Death and burial benefits will apply in the tragic occurrence of the loss of life as a result of a workplace accident.
Because of the complex nature of Workers’ Compensation benefits and how they vary based on each circumstance, it’s critical to have someone working on your behalf who will help you navigate the process of filing a work injury claim and making sure each of these categories are explored to the fullest available compensation.
The Law Offices of Carabin Shaw have an outstanding team of workers’ compensation lawyers serving San Antonio. In addition to assisting with the process of filing your claim, our attorneys will also investigate the matter of employer liability for work accident injuries. Many times, workplace injuries are a result of negligence on the part of the employer. This could be due to poorly maintained equipment, inadequate training, or some other liable negligence that puts workers at risk for serious injury or even death.
Employers will not always be quick to own up to any contribution they may make to an accident at work, especially if it results in injury or death. Our attorneys are ready to make sure your employer is held accountable for their actions.
If you’re in San Antonio and have been injured at work or lost a loved as the result of a work accident, schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. Your initial consultation with us is free of charge, and we never charge our clients any fees until we win their case. One of our workers’ compensation lawyers in San Antonio will review the details of your claim and then get to work, submitting the necessary paperwork and conducting a thorough investigation.
You can be assured that our primary interest is protecting your rights throughout the process and making sure you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule your free consultation, call the law offices of Carabin Shaw in San Antonio today at 210-222-2288 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.