Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation Claims
The Law Offices of Bailey & Galyen | More than 40 Years of
Experience | Representing Injured Workers Across Texas According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million people report workplace injuries across the United States every year. If you’re hurt on the job, and you’ve never filed a workers’ comp claim before, the process can be complex, confusing, and intimidating. Bailey & Galyen can help.
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, with locations across Texas, we bring four decades of experience to people who suffer needless injury because of the carelessness of others, including those who sustain a workplace injury of any kind.
We have a comprehensive understanding of the workers’ compensation laws and procedures and will aggressively help you pursue all the benefits you deserve. For a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call our offices at 844-402-2992.
Answers to Your Questions About Workers’ Compensation
At Bailey & Galyen, we believe that the better you understand the law and process governing your workers’ comp claim, the more effectively we can work together to get the outcome you want. Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions we get about workers’ compensation claims:
What Kinds of Workplace Injury Claims Does Bailey and Galyen Take?
We handle all types of injury and illness claims arising at work, including:
- Injuries caused by falling objects or falls from heights
- Injuries suffered in slips and falls
- Injuries caused by dangerous or defective products on the job
- Injuries suffered in work-related motor vehicle accidents
- Injuries resulting from careless hiring, training, or supervision of other employees
- Repetitive stress or motion injuries
- Occupational illness or disease arising out of the workplace
- Accidental or wrongful death at work
What Should I Do If I’m Hurt on the Job?
Before worrying about protecting your legal or financial rights, make certain you get the medical attention you need. Doing so can prevent medical complications and minimize the risk of later challenges to your workers’ compensation claim. Don’t try to diagnose your own condition—be willing to defer to the experience and knowledge of medical professionals, including staff nurses or emergency medical technicians. Tell doctors and nurses about everything that seems out of the ordinary, and make certain everything gets documented in writing.
Your next move should be to hire an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Your attorney will take steps to immediately gather and preserve all evidence, including taking witness statements and documenting any physical evidence to support your claim. Your attorney can also make certain that you properly notify your employer and that you complete and submit your application for workers’compensation benefits in a timely and accurate manner.
What Types of Damages Are Available in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation provides benefits for lost wages or income, as well as payment of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses. Lost wages are typically calculated based on your average weekly wage for the last 52 weeks. The benefits paid equal 70% of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum weekly payment of $971, but are not subject to taxation.
How Can Bailey & Galyen Help Me After a Workplace Accident?
Because we have successfully represented injured workers for more than four decades, we have a comprehensive understanding of the Texas workers’compensation system. We will file notice with the Department of Workers’Compensation indicating that we are representing you. We understand exactly what you must show to qualify for benefits, and we know how to ensure that you collect all the compensation you deserve. We will fully investigate your accident, prepare and file all documents required throughout the process, and be your advocate in all hearings, meetings, and proceedings.
Contact Bailey & Galyen for an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When you or someone you love is hurt on the job, you want proven attorneys to help you protect your rights and successfully secure workers’ compensation benefits. At Bailey & Galyen, we offer a free initial consultation to anyone who has suffered an injury on the job. To schedule an appointment, call 844-402- 2992 or contact us online. Our phones are answered 24/7. Evening and weekend consultations are available upon request. Se habla español.
We handle all workers’ compensation claims on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
We offer proven counsel in workers’ compensation claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.