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Q: How does workers' compensation work?
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Daniel Morris answered on Apr 24, 2012

For subscribers to the system, the Division of Workers' Compensation administer the adjudication of claims. They are a state agency that make decisions as to medical and financial benefits for injured workers.

It begins with a Benefit Review Conference where both parties provide evidence...
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Q: Do you have to pay back workers comp if you get a settlement
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Daniel Morris answered on Apr 24, 2012

It depends upon what you mean by settlement. If you receive short/long term disability disability, it will depend upon the policy. If you receive a settlement for a bad faith claim from you cause of action, you do not reimburse the insurance carrier.

However, if you are injured in your...
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Q: Can you get fired wile you on workers comp
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Daniel Morris answered on Apr 24, 2012

Yes you can get fired. However, the Texas Labor Code prohibits employers from discharging or discriminating against employees for filing a workers compensation claim, hiring a lawyer to represent them, instituting a proceeding or testifying in a workers compensation claim.

If the employer...
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Q: What type of lawsuit is workers compensation act filed under?
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Daniel Morris answered on Apr 24, 2012

A Texas workers compensation claim is filed through the Division of Workers' Compensation, Texas Department of Insurance. There are various field offices of the Division of Workers' Compensation which help to adjudicate the claims.

If your employer is a subscriber to the workers...
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Q: If a worker gets hurt while working on a job and doesn't have a social... will they still be able to sue the company?

Will he be able to get workers compensation? He is injured, he isn't able to work due to his injuries, he now has medical bills, and can't even recieve pain medicine due to no money and no insurance.

Daniel Morris
Daniel Morris answered on Apr 23, 2012

If his employer is a subscriber to the Texas Workers' Compensation, it does not matter at all if he actually had a social security number. The workers compensation insurance policy is a private policy which is administered by the Division of Workers Compensation.

If his employer is a...
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