Consistently, however, Texas is the worst year after year. In fact, Texas has not had a day without one traffic accident since November 7, 2000. Many of these accidents are fatal for those involved.
It’s important, though, that victims of these crashes know they can take action now to demand the justice and compensation they deserve.
It’s important to notify your employer immediately and file an incident report. Receive any immediate medical attention necessary. Then gather all relevant documentation and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys. We’ll take it from there.
Workers receive compensation for current and future medical expenses, wage loss, and depreciated earning capacity. An attorney will handle getting you disability while the case is still open to ensure your financial stability. You may still be eligible for all these compensations even if the accident was your doing. Laws vary by state.
After a serious injury, you want your family to be supported, especially if you’re the sole provider or your wage loss will affect your socioeconomic status. It can be difficult to get precisely what you need from your employer when they don’t offer enough, if any, workers’ compensation.
On average, workplace injury suits take about 1.5 years. The amount of time it takes depends on settlement negotiations, the necessity of a hearing, and filing of an appeal. The length should not be concerning though; longer negotiations tend to result in the awarding of higher settlements.
Employees who suffer an injury or illness as a result of and in the course and scope of employment should immediately notify his/her supervisor. Failure to report the injury within 30 days of the occurrence (or manifestation of the occupational disease) may result in the denial of the claim. Other responsibilities an employee may have pertaining to the accident may include, but are not limited to: