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How to Get Paid If a Job-Related Injury Prevents You From Working

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It’s something you never want to have happen. You show up to work one day and without warning, something goes terribly wrong. Suddenly, you are badly injured and your life is changed forever.

In addition to the pain you have to endure, you’re also worried about your future. How will you continue to make money? Where will you get the resources to support your family?

Filing a Claim After a Worksite Injury in Texas

When something goes wrong, you need to file a claim. There are two types of compensation that you could be eligible to receive, in addition to coverage of your medical bills relating to the injury:

  • Past Lost Wages. Past lost wages include all of the money that you lost as a result of the worksite injury. To get these, you must show how many hours of work you missed because of your injury and how much you were getting paid. Your employer’s insurance company will often try to claim that you missed work for reasons unrelated to your injury. If they win, you could lose a significant portion of the money that you are entitled to receive.
  • Future Lost Wages. If your injury is expected to last long term or permanently, you could claim loss of future wages. It’s also possible to file a claim for reduced earning capacity if you will be able to return to work in the future but will not be able to perform a job that pays as well as the one you had. Any claim for lost future wages is difficult to win because it requires extensive documentation from your doctors. Sometimes, you also need to recruit the help of expert witnesses.

Speak With a San Antonio Worksite Injury Lawyer

Getting enough compensation to cover the cost of your lost wages is not as easy as it might initially seem. While you work to heal from your injuries, you also must fight your employer’s insurance company.

Having a lawyer familiar with the complexities of worksite injury claims can help. Call our Texas worksite injury lawyers at 210-888-8888 to find out if your case qualifies for lost wages. We’ll work with you to prepare a strong case that is difficult for your employer’s insurance company to deny.

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