According to reporting from KSAT.com, a local worker was injured in a construction accident in northwest Bexar County. The accident occurred in the middle of the afternoon on October sixth, when two graders collided leaving the man pinned. A grader is a very large construction vehicle with a long blade that is used to flatten road surfaces. According to a spokesperson from Bexar County, the after the graders collided, the man was pinned inside one of the graders. After the man was freed by local emergency services, he was airlifted to a hospital in Houston. There were no other details available at this time. On the job injuries can be life altering and deserve full and fair compensation. If you have any questions about work injuries or contact an experienced San Antonio workers’ compensation lawyer.
Important Things To Know When Filing for Workers’ Compensation in TexasReport Your Injury Immediately
The state of Texas has very strict time limit standards for reporting workplace injuries. By law, you are required to report your injury to your employer within thirty days of the date you sustained the injury. Do not miss this thirty day limit, ignoring this time limit could cost you your benefits and some legal rights. Always report your injury immediately. If your supervisor ever attempts to encourage you to hide your injury, or delay reporting your injury, call an experienced San Antonio workers’ compensation lawyer immediately.
I Am Worried About Employer Retaliation
It against the law for any Texas employer to treat you differently, or in any way retaliate, against you for filing for workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, this still happens far too often. Do let your employer intimidate you into not exercising your legal rights. You deserve full and fair compensation for work injuries. As soon as you have reported your injury to your Texas employer, you have officially instituted a workers’ compensation proceeding. From this point you have legal rights that protect you from employer discrimination. It is against the law for your employer to fire you because you filed for workers’ compensation, and it is also against the law for your employer to treat you differently because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. For example, your employer can not cut back your hours in the future simply because you filed a claim. If you are afraid of your employer retaliating against you for your workers’ compensation claim, or you believe you have already be subjected to retaliatory discrimination, contact an experienced San Antonio workplace injury attorney today.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Collecting workers’ compensation on Texas can be complicated. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to have an experienced professional advocate by your side to make sure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos we work extremely hard on behalf of victims of an on the job accident. Contact an experienced San Antonio workers’ compensation lawyer today to set up a free consultation.