Your job is your livelihood. It helps you keep your family fed, clothed, and sheltered, and it’s something you take pride in every day. But whether you work in construction, the state’s many oil fields, an office, or somewhere in between, a workplace injury can rob you of your livelihood and cause you financial distress.
Almost all Texas employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to assist employees when they get hurt on the job through no fault of their own. But if you were hurt at work, getting approved for those benefits isn’t always easy.
If you were hurt at work through no fault of your own, you should take the following steps to protect your health and your rights to compensation:
- Tell your supervisor or manager what happened. As soon as the accident happens, report it to your supervisor or manager. Be honest about the events that led up to the accident and the severity of your injury.
- Get medical treatment. Your health may be at serious risk after a workplace accident. Getting prompt medical attention not only protects your well-being and reduces your risk of complications, but it also creates a medical report of your injuries that can serve as valuable evidence for your workers’ compensation claim.