Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees and most take steps to protect their workers. Nevertheless, accidents do happen due to chance or blatant neglect and workers get injured.
Undocumented Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Protected by Law
Although Texas’ employment laws do not make workers’ compensation insurance mandatory, many employers do choose to carry it. It exists to protect all workers in the event of on-the-job injuries. The Texas Workers’ Compensation Act requires that medical benefits and income replacement benefits be provided for injured workers regardless of their legal status. Employers and insurance companies cannot use lack of citizenship or legal status as a reason for denying benefits.