Garland, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: i got let go while on WC for a non WC reason. i would like to know am i still covered for services and pay until im 100

i had my 1st surgery in May. been home re-cooping / PT afterward. in late Aug they had me come back at a desk job. im a truck driver / warehouse by trade. i have a frozen shoulder and waiting on surgery #2. i got let go today for sending inappropriate im's. ( i think theses is more to it ) i want to make sure my surgery and everything with it is still covered, along with WC pay. as i cant work because of my right shoulder.

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S. Michael Graham

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you are fired for cause, you would not be entitled to off work (TIBs) benefits because the reason you are not earning income (wages) is because you were fired and not because you have an injury. If you can prove the reason they fired you was not for cause such as they were just looking for an excuse to get rid of you, then you may be entitled to TIBs. You would likely have to attend a hearing to get this matter resolved. You would still be entitled to reasonable and necessary medical care in either case. I would advise you to consult with a qualified workers' comp attorney directly to learn more about your legal rights.

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