Frisco, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Is an employer liable for not rendering aid after complaints of chest pains were reported to supervisor?

I reported chest pains while at work to the Lead and supervisor and no emergency assistance was provided even though management was aware of the fact that I have a cardiac history. I had a major heart attack and unable to return to work for 2 years now. This will cause me to take early retirement. Do I have a case?

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

A: I'm sorry for your troubles and the way you were treated.

To answer your question I do not believe there is anything you can do at this point because the employer has immunity, unless you dies as a result of "gross negligence". Failure to render assistance could rise to gross negligence but thankfully you did not die.

Keep in mind to inform your loved ones, in case, God forbid, your condition worsens and you die as a result of the continuing condition caused by the HA. Best of luck to you.

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