Work Injury Attorneys
Representing Clients in San Antonio, Texas
Sustaining an injury at work can have major consequences. Medical bills
can pile up while you have to take extended time off work, and your financial
situation can add stress on top of your injury. The Aguirre Law Firm,
PLLC provides compassionate and tenacious representation to clients in
workplace injury accident cases. We help clients seek the compensation
they need for their injuries, and our attorneys know how to navigate the
legal system in a variety of workers’ compensation cases. If you
have been injured at work, contact our San Antonio work injury lawyers
today for a free consultation.
Texas Workers’ Compensation Laws
Texas defines workers’ compensation as insurance coverage that provides
medical benefits and income to employees who are injured on the job. This
compensation also covers employees if they sustain a work-related illness.
Generally, private employers can choose whether or not they provide workers’
compensation, and they must notify their employees of the amount of coverage
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
(TDI-DWC) determines the delivery of workers’ compensation benefits
to injured employees. In addition, this state agency regulates the delivery
of compensation to family members of employees killed in workplace accidents.
The benefits are paid by self-insured employers, government entities,
self-insured groups of employers, or workers’ compensation companies.
Seek Compensation with the Help of our Lawyers
In 2015, more than 2 million occupational injury and illness cases were
filed in the United States. After an injury or illness, seeking compensation
from your employer is necessary for maintaining financial stability. Our
San Antonio work injury attorneys at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC can discuss
your options, answer your questions, and represent you against insurance
agencies in court if necessary.
When your claim is disputed, you have several options to pursue compensation
under Texas law.
- Benefit Review Conference
- Contested Case Hearing
- Appeals Panel
- Judicial Review
The first step in dispute resolution is a Benefit Review Conference, where
you meet with an insurance representative at the TDI-DWC office to reach
an agreement. If an agreement cannot be made, you may proceed to arbitration
or a contested case hearing, where a TDI-DWC representative will hear
both sides of the case and make a decision. Once the decision is made,
either side may file an appeal to request a review of the decision.
The appeal must be presented in writing to the TDI-DWC Appeals Panel by
both sides. If either party disagrees with the final decision made by
the appeals panel, the case may go to court in a judicial review. From
legal assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim to representation
in a disputed case, our attorneys have the experience to guide you through
the process. We can tenaciously fight to uphold your rights against insurance
companies and help you seek compensation.
For quality representation in San Antonio, contact The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC