Any person working in or around Dallas should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance if they sustain an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers or employers needlessly delay or deny a valid work injury claim. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are standing by to help when you need a Dallas worker’s compensation insurance claim attorney. Our team has extensive experience handling work injury cases, and we will work to secure the full benefits you are entitled to.
In general, any worker who sustains an on-the-job injury in Dallas should be entitled to receive benefits through workers’ compensation insurance. Just about all employers in and around the Dallas area are required to carry this type of insurance, with very few exceptions. This type of insurance is considered “no-fault,” meaning that the injured worker should be entitled to receive the following benefits regardless of who caused their injury:
Work Injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways in and around the Dallas area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses across the country during the latest reporting year. In the Dallas area, it is not uncommon for workers to sustain injuries due to the following:
Any person who sustains an injury or illness caused by the workplace environment or due to the actions of another person must report that injury to their employer within 30 days. However, making your report does not necessarily mean that a workers’ compensation claim has been filed. After that initial report, the Texas workers’ compensation statute of limitations is one year from the date of the injury or illness.
However, there are various reasons why workers’ compensation insurance carriers and employers delay or deny claims. Often, claim denials are not legitimate. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to step in and help injured workers stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and employers and receive their rightful benefits.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury at work and are having trouble securing your rightful benefits, contact the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC today. Our qualified and experienced work injury attorneys will get to work investigating every aspect of your claim to determine why benefits are being delayed or denied. When you need a Dallas workers’ compensation insurance claim attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.