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Texas workers' comp; it's like a whole other country

Many of the trades employed at a construction site require specialized training and experience. That training and experience enable you to perform your tasks in an efficient and safe manner.

A master electrician understands how to set up the circuits in a home or business to ensure that they provide adequate electrical power safely to each room without creating a risk of fire. A plumber knows how to properly plumb a building to make sure faucets have sufficient pressure and drains are capable of handling potential flow rates.

But when you suffer a workplace injury, and find it necessary to file an insurance claim for compensation, you may find yourself out of your depth, dealing with complicated forms using terms that may leave you more confused than when you began reading them.

Just as you would not expect a finish carpenter to draw up the wiring diagram for a home, you may recognize that you need help handling this type of a legal claim. Working with a law firm and attorneys who are experienced with Texas workplace accident and injury law is essential.

Workers' compensation law in complex in most states, but Texas has the additional complexity that makes workers' compensation optional for employers. In most states, it is mandatory, so all the employers are on the same page, so to speak. In Texas, your employer may have workers' compensation insurance, they may be a non-subscriber, and self-insure, or they may have no insurance at all.

Because there are important deadlines that could damage your claim and limit or prevent your recovery of compensation, you should to contact an attorney who knows and understands Texas workplace injury law. They can cut through confusion, explain your rights, and help you obtain compensation.

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