How to Get More Money From A Texas Workers Comp Case

Increasing Your Temporary Income Benefits (TIBS)Your Temporary Income Benefits (TIBS) are what most people refer to as a “comp check.”  These are the checks that you receive for up to 104 weeks when unable to work.  Insurance companies often figure these Comp Checks too low or in their favor.  Does this surprise you?  Call us and see if your Comp check is too low.  Your weekly check is supposed to be calculated on 13 weeks of wages before your date of accident, including overtime and any job … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself

It is extremely important that you protect yourself from the insurance carrier and insurance carrier doctors when you file for workers’ compensation.  Once you report an injury to your employer, your employer should notify its workers’ compensation insurance carrier.  A representative from the insurance company, called an Adjuster, will contact you to get information from you regarding your injury.  Usually they will want to take a recorded statement.  This is when the Adjuster asks you … [Read more...]

Texas Workers’ Compensation Injuries – Are You Being Watched?

You just left physical therapy and are headed home and you notice a car following you. He turns into your neighborhood and parks across the street from your house. No one gets out. You get out of your car and go inside and don’t think twice. As an injured worker don’t fall prey to the tactics of insurance companies, many times the adjuster on your case will hire an investigator to follow you around.As an injured worker you may think to yourself, why in the world would someone follow me? Well the … [Read more...]

What to Do After a Texas Workers’ Compensation Injury

In Texas, you are required to notify your supervisor or someone in a supervisory role after sustaining an injury on the job.  You should do this in person and document this in writing as well, either by email, text, or if you fill out an incident report with your employer ask for a copy.   In a Texas Workers’ Compensation claim, you only have 30 days to report a work related injury; however, if you wait a week or two before reporting your injury, the insurance carrier will more than likely … [Read more...]

Extent of Injury Disputes in Workers Compensation Cases

Prior to your work-related injury, you were working full-time, without restrictions, and had an active personal life with your family and friends. However, the insurance carrier has told you that your current pain and injury are preexisting conditions or an ordinary disease life. Despite your treating doctor, the specialist, and medical testing clearly indicating that you sustained a severe work-related injury the insurance is limiting your work-related injury to a simple sprain, strain or … [Read more...]

Denied Treatment in Texas Workers Compensation Claim

To an injured worker, one of the most important aspects of their workers’ compensation claim is medical treatment. If medical treatment for an injury is delayed, that usually means that the injured worker is delayed in being able to get back to work. If medical treatment for an injury is denied, that usually means that an injured worker not only has to wait longer to get back to work, but if the denials go on for an extended period of time, may mean that the injured worker will never be able to … [Read more...]

Texas Workers’ Comp Employee Benefits

Do you know if you are receiving the proper amount of weekly Texas Workers Comp Employee Benefits from the Insurance Carrier? If you are not receiving $818.00 in Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs) you need to contact a Texas Workers’ Comp attorney immediately because you could qualify for more than you think.Texas Workers Comp Employee Benefits are calculated by looking at the gross amount of wages you made for the thirteen (13) weeks before your injury. The week you were injured does not count in … [Read more...]

Company Doctors in Workers’ Compensation Cases

If you get injured on the job, more than likely your employer sent you to a doctor to get examined and to receive initial treatment for your injuries. Many injured workers are obviously thankful for what they see as their employer extending help to them and looking out for their employees. However, as so often occurs things are not always what they appear. What could be wrong with seeing a doctor? Doctors help people and should be trusted.While this is usually true there are certain situations … [Read more...]

When Texas Workers Comp Adjusters Won’t Return Your Call

You have been injured on the job and have been to the doctor, received some initial medical treatment and have started receiving paperwork from the insurance company about your injuries. In this mountain of paperwork that will be mailed to you, the insurance company is going to inform you that an adjuster has been assigned to handle your claim. Many injured workers’ will read the paperwork and believe the information provided to them by the insurance carrier, that the adjuster is assigned to … [Read more...]

Cash Advances In Texas Workers Comp Cases

During the course of a workers’ compensation claim, many injured workers’ find it difficult to make ends meet on just their weekly workers’ compensation checks. It can be both difficult and frustrating to wait and see if your weekly check is going to arrive on time in the mail. Then, once you receive the workers’ compensation check, the amount of the check may not even be enough to cover your bills.The insurance company and adjuster usually don’t tell an injured worker that they can apply for a … [Read more...]