San Antonio Workers' Comp Lawyer

Top-Rated Legal Counsel Serving Clients in Texas

Work-related injures 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 actual injury. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC provides compassionate and tenacious representation to clients in workers' compensation cases.

At The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, we help clients seek the compensation they need after a work-related injury. Our attorneys have the legal skill and experience to navigate the legal system with as little stress as possible.‚Äč Contact our San Antonio workers' compensation attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.

What You Need To Know About 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 they offer.

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.

What if Your Workers' Comp Claim is Disputed?

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. At The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team can discuss your options, answer your questions, and, if necessary, represent your rights and interests in court.

When your claim is disputed, Texas law provides a process for you to pursue compensation:

  • Benefit Review Conference
  • Arbitration
  • 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.

Seek Fair Compensation After a Serious Work Injury

From legal assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim to representation in a disputed case, our attorneys have the experience to guide you through the entire process.

Our firm has experience handling cases involving:

Our San Antonio workers' compensation lawyers can tenaciously fight to uphold your rights against insurance companies and help you protect your interests by seeking to maximize your compensation.

For the quality representation you need, contact The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC today.

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