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Accidents can happen any time and anywhere, including at the workplace. A serious injury on the job can force you to miss time from work, which can make it difficult to cover household expenses and support your family without a consistent paycheck. Fortunately, there are several options to recover compensation that can pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.

At Zambrano Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the benefits, settlement, or verdict necessary to successfully recover from injury and stay financially afloat during the healing process. With more than a decade of legal experience, our Texas personal injury lawyers can provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal services guide you through the legal process and protect your rights and best interests while negotiating with insurance companies to maximize your entitled award.

Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury

If you have suffered a work injury in Texas, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation in Texas. These benefits provide wage replacement and medical treatment to employees who become injured or ill while performing job-related duties.

In order to recover these benefits, you must report the work injury to your employer within 30 days. But it is wise to do so as soon as possible. In addition to medical and income benefits, workers’ compensation also provides vocational rehabilitation if you cannot return to your previous job due to permanent injuries and even death benefits.

Common types of work injuries include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Crash or impact injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Toxic chemical exposure

However, not all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation—except for public employers. If your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance—or you were injured by a third party not related to your employer—you may file a personal injury lawsuit.

A personal injury claim can help you recover both economic and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. You cannot recover noneconomic damages in a workers’ compensation claim because you automatically give up your rights to sue when you accept benefits.

Understanding Job Injury Claims in Houston: Navigating Local Resources

When dealing with a job injury in Houston, it's crucial to understand the local resources available to you. The City of Houston's Office of Workers' Compensation Administration (OWCA) is a valuable resource for employees seeking information on their rights and benefits. Additionally, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) provides comprehensive guidelines and support for injured workers.

Houston's diverse industries, from the bustling energy sector to the expansive healthcare field, present unique challenges and risks. Common job injuries in these sectors include slips, trips, and falls, muscle sprains, and exposure to hazardous materials. Navigating the aftermath of such injuries can be daunting, especially when dealing with medical bills and lost wages.

At Zambrano Law Firm, we understand the specific pain points faced by Houston workers. Whether you're dealing with a denied workers' compensation claim or considering a personal injury lawsuit due to a third-party's negligence, our team is here to help. We are familiar with the local landscape and can guide you through the complexities of your claim, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Don't let a job injury disrupt your life. Contact us today to discuss your situation and explore your legal options. We're committed to helping Houston workers recover and get back on their feet.

Get a Free Case Evaluation for Your Work Injury Claim

Whether your workers’ compensation claim was denied, or you are interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit, Zambrano Law Firm can help you obtain the best possible results. Let us review your case and determine your legal options immediately to help you recover from injury.

For more information about work injuries, contact Zambrano Law Firm to discuss your case today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are my options for recovering compensation after a work injury in Texas?

In Texas, if you've suffered a work injury, you may be eligible for workers' compensation, which provides wage replacement and medical treatment. If your employer does not carry workers' compensation insurance or if a third party caused your injury, you may file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury claims can cover both economic and noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering, which are not available through workers' compensation.

How soon should I report a work injury to my employer in Texas?

It's crucial to report a work injury to your employer within 30 days to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits in Texas. However, reporting the injury as soon as possible is advisable to ensure that the process of obtaining your benefits is initiated promptly and to avoid any potential delays in receiving the compensation you need for medical bills and lost wages.

What types of work injuries are common in Texas workplaces?

Common work injuries in Texas include slips, trips, and falls, muscle sprains and strains, crash or impact injuries, cuts and lacerations, being struck by falling objects, repetitive strain injuries, and toxic chemical exposure. These injuries can occur across various industries and may entitle you to workers' compensation or personal injury compensation, depending on the circumstances.

Can I receive vocational rehabilitation benefits through workers' compensation in Texas?

Yes, if you are unable to return to your previous job due to permanent injuries sustained from a work injury in Texas, workers' compensation benefits may include vocational rehabilitation. This support is designed to help you re-enter the workforce by providing training for a new occupation that accommodates your injury-related limitations.

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