Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Representing & Guiding Injured Workers in Both States
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers offers comprehensive workers’ compensation case representation and guidance to injured workers in Louisiana and Texas. When you’ve been hurt on the job and you don’t know who can help you seek the benefits you require, know that you can trust us. Thanks to our firm’s size and reputation, we are capable of helping people in all corners and counties of each state.
Our firm can help clients who work in all industries, such as:
- Law enforcement
- Emergency response
- Oil drilling
- And many more
If you were hurt at work, tell your employer, and then tell us. The sooner we can get your case moving, the stronger the chances that we will be able to secure the most benefits for you. We can also assist you if you already filed a workers’ compensation claim that was wrongfully denied.
For real legal support, dial (888) 492-5532 now.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for You
Workers’ compensation is great for employees and employers alike. On the one hand, workers’ compensation benefits can financially support the injured worker until they can safely return to work. On the other, allowing a worker to rest comfortably also allows them to return to work sooner than later, so both parties win. This is why it is so important for you to get all the benefits available to you, and why your employer should be supportive of your claim, rather than fight it.
Workers’ compensation benefits can include:
- 100% coverage of all medical expenses
- Temporary disability pay
- Permanent disability pay
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits
- And more
It is important to note that each state has set its own rules for workers’ compensation minimums and regulations. The benefits available to a worker in Texas might not be the same as those available to a worker in Louisiana, even if both workers have similar jobs and were injured under similar circumstances. To better understand what is available to you, we advise that you contact our firm directly.
Are All Injured Workers Able to Get Workers’ Comp?
Although workers’ compensation covers many workers, it does not cover all workers. There are exceptions to who must be provided workers’ compensation under the law. In fact, Texas is the only state in which employers do not have to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover their workers. If you were hurt in Texas while working, then there’s a real chance that you don’t even have the option to file a workers’ compensation claim.
In Louisiana and the other states, the following people might not get workers’ comp coverage:
- Independent contractors
- Workers at companies with a small number of employees
- Workers who intentionally tried to get hurt at work
- Workers with certain preexisting conditions
Should You Have Workers’ Compensation in Texas?
Texas doesn’t require employers to cover their workers with workers’ compensation benefits. However, many employers in Texas opt to buy workers’ comp insurance because it protects them and their company from liability if a workplace accident happens. Otherwise, an employer can be sued directly by an injured worker if the employer’s negligence contributed to the accident.
You Have Questions – We Have Answers
Figuring out your workers’ compensation options after a work-related accident can get complicated quickly. Rather than sorting through everything yourself, why not depend on the Texas and Louisiana workers’ compensation attorneys from our firm? We take pride in being able to support and protect the rights of honest, hardworking people throughout our communities.