The Carrollton workplace injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm provide legal representation to those workers who have been injured on the job. We also educate those who have been injured about how workers’ compensation works in the state of Texas. Sadly, many individuals who are injured on the job do not get the full amount of benefits they are entitled to, simply because they are unaware of their legal rights.
Workers’ compensation gives injured workers the right to receive reimbursement for their emergency medical treatment, as well as any other medical treatment that is required later to treat the worker’s injuries. In addition, injured workers in Carrollton have the right to collect a portion of their pay during their recovery. If the work accident was the result of negligence of a company who was not your direct employer, you have the right to sue that company for additional damages, such as pain and suffering and other out-of-pocket expenses.
In some cases, employers fail to provide their workers with workers’ compensation insurance in the event that they are injured. In that case, you may choose to sue your employer directly for your injuries. You may also have other options in the event that your employer fails to carry the mandated insurance.
If you have been injured on the job, call the Carrollton workplace injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation or a third-party lawsuit. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.