Lancaster, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: How do I find out if I have a case? Had carpal tunnel surgery and may need a 2nd

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Roy Lee Warren

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You may have a claim depending on if you gave notice.

Did you report (does not have to be in writing) an injury w/i 30 days of the date you knew or should have known the condition was caused from your job? The date of injury (DOI) is seldom the first onset of symptoms but rather when the condition has become bad enough that you seek medical attention (first day you see a doctor for the injury.)

Another way would be if your employer actually knew of your injury, then notice is not required.

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