Fort Worth, TX asked in Construction Law and Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Please help Two years ago oct 6 2017 I was injured on a construction site in Oklahoma but employed with Texas company.

At the two year mark workman’s comp has stop paying per Texas law is what they said I filed for ssi an disability benefits I’m still unable to work an also untreated for my injuries I guess my question is how or why is that company not liable

It took them 8 months to send my first payment which made me become homeless now two years later an no income soon to be homeless again what do I do

1 Lawyer Answer
S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Workers' Compensation is an insurance plan. The employer pays an insurance company to insure its employees in case of injury. In exchange for purchasing this wc policy, the law states that employees can't sue their employer if the employer (or its employees) negligently injure another employee. Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy. You are entitled to receive an impairment rating which could provide additional income benefits. If you receive a 15% rating or greater even more income benefits might be possible. You should contact a local workers' comp lawyer to learn about your legal rights. Additionally, if you can prove that you are unable to return to substantial gainful employment, you may qualify for social security benefits.

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