Workers' Compensation: Reporting, Filing, and Claim Support

If you have been injured on the job and your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you must report the injury to your employer within 30 days and file a claim with the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. For assistance filing a claim, contesting a dispute, or getting medical treatment, call us today for a no risk consultation about how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim.

Espinoza & Brock Top Workers’ Compensation Representation in San Antonio and El Paso

The last thing you need after being hurt in the workplace is to try to figure out how to handle complicated forms and procedures for your claim.  You need someone to help you who has experience dealing with workers’ compensation insurance claims and cases.  Amanda J. Spencer, Workers' Compensation Partner at Espinoza Brock, is certified as a workers’ compensation expert by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is one of only a handful of Claimant’s attorneys in the State of Texas who is Board Certified, and is the only Board Certified workers’ compensation claimant’s attorney in the Greater San Antonio Area or El Paso. She and her team of trained professionals and staff work hard to advocate for injured workers in and out of the courtroom.  At Espinoza & Brock, we stay abreast of the ever changing workers’ compensation laws to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients, so you can focus on getting better. We know what your job means to you and how difficult it is for you and your family when you can’t work.  Your case is important to us and we have offices in San Antonio and El Paso so as to help as many families as possible.  To us, you are family.  Schedule a no risk case evaluation with a workers compensation attorney in San Antonio today.

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits You May Be Entitled To

Through the workers’ compensation system, an injured employee can receive a limited wage replacement benefit (usually 70% of your average pre-injury weekly wage) and medical care for the injury, regardless of who was at fault for your injury. You are also eligible for an impairment rating if you suffered permanent impairment as a result of your work-related injury.  This rating, which is measured as a percentage of your whole body that is permanently impaired according to the 4th Edition of the AMA Guides, entitles you to compensation for 3 weeks for every percentage point. 

Most of the time, the insurance carrier will dispute part or all of your benefits and medical care because they are trying to contain costs and limit their liability. They are familiar with the workers' compensation system and skilled at what they do.  Insurance companies are for-profit businesses watching their bottom line—not what you and your family need.  

Workers’ compensation insurance can also provide limited burial costs and death benefits for beneficiaries, in the event of a work-related death.  There are also longer term benefits for the most severely injured workers as defined by statute or the AMA Guides. To ensure that you are obtaining all of your potential benefits, we recommend that you hire a workers’ compensation attorney to represent you. We can assist you in navigating the complicated Workers’ Compensation system to attempt to receive all possible benefits and compensation that you may be entitled to.

Work-Related Injuries Typically Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Include but Are Not Limited To:

  • Spine injuries (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Joint injuries (shoulders, knees, elbows, ankles, wrist, etc.) 
  • Loss of limbs or amputations
  • Head injuries (traumatic brain injuries, concussions, etc.) 
  • Nerve injuries 
  • Eye injuries or visual disturbance 
  • Hearing problems
  • Repetitive trauma injuries 
  • Occupational diseases
  • Fractures, contusions, burns, lacerations and sprains, etc. 
  • Death

Some Typical Disputes That Arise When Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims Include:

  • Compensability Disputes (whole claim denied)
  • Extent of Injury Disputes (limiting the injuries)
  • Disability Disputes (limiting the wage replacement)
  • Impairment Ratings
  • Supplemental Income Benefits
  • Change of Treating Doctor
  • Death Benefits 
  • Lifetime Income Benefits 
  • Travel Reimbursement 
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Call Us Today for Your No Risk Consultation with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney and See How We Can Help with Your Claim

There are many requirements, rules, laws  and deadlines that apply to your case.  Thomas Jefferson coined the phrase, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse,” and that still applies today.  You, as an injured worker, are presumed to know everything written in the laws, rulebooks, and case law, and if you don’t meet every requirement, you could lose entitlement to treatment and compensation for your injuries.  Don’t risk your health and livelihood.  Call us today to discuss how a workers' comp attorney in San Antonio can help you with your claim.  Let us take the weight of knowing the law off your shoulders and trust us to help you maximize your claim to get you everything you are entitled to.

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