Getting injured at work is something no hard-working Texan wants to endure. Getting let go following that workplace injury definitely adds salt to the wound. All puns aside, we know this matter can feel extremely challenging. We’re here to tell you there’s help available. By seeking assistance from an experienced workplace injury attorney, you can prove the wrongful actions of your employer. Most importantly, you can be rightfully compensated for your financial losses and pain and suffering.
How to Take Action
Employers in Texas are not required to have workers’ comp insurance, which means some employers may elect to have private insurance policies or not have any coverage at all. First, you should ask your employer what type of insurance they have. Not to worry, a workplace injury attorney will be able to help you every step of the way, including the initial information gathering process. When looking for a lawyer, make sure they specialize in on the job accidents. Upon your initial meeting, it will be important to determine whether you have a valid case i.e., whether your employer wrongfully fired you.
Knowing Your Rights
There are occupations where employers are unable to make accommodations for workers based on work available. For example, allowing an injured worker to perform office work until they’re recovered. However, when employers fail to provide an alternative or mistreat individuals based on their injury, legal action may be necessary.
In Texas, you cannot be terminated for the following reasons related to workplace injuries:
- Filing a workers’ comp claim.
- Taking legal action against the employer.
- False claims that the accident was due to your own negligence.
Your employer may, however, terminate you for the following reasons:
- Failing to follow safety procedures, which led to the accident.
- Failing to notify the employer of any changes in your health that impacted your ability to perform your job.
- Refusal to follow their set of policies.
If you have any reason to believe your employer wrongfully let you go, contact a workplace injury attorney today.
Contact the Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm, P.C.
Our law firm is dedicated to providing justice for workers who were wrongfully let go because of an injury. We will help you navigate the complicated legal system in order to win you a fair compensation and positive outcome. Your personal well-being may be on the line and taking action early on is the best way to get you back to health. Contact us today.