Wrongful Discharge and Workers’ Compensation Claims
It happens all the time. You suffer an injury at work and cannot perform the daily tasks required of you. To meet your financial obligations, you file an application for benefits under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Laws. Within a few days or weeks, your employer notifies you that you are being terminated, sometimes making up an excuse, but often giving no reason whatsoever. It is against the law in Texas to discharge or terminate an employee in retaliation for filing a legitimate workers’ compensation claim. If you have suffered a wrongful termination after filing a workers’ compensation application, you want an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.
Protection from Experienced Texas Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
At the law office of Bailey & Galyen, we have protected the rights of injured workers in Texas for years. Our staff offers more than 50 years of combined legal experience to men and women who have suffered a loss because of a job-related injury, including people who have been wrongfully terminated for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. We take a comprehensive approach, providing a full assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, as well as your options and likelihood of success. We will help you recover the benefits to which you are entitled from your employer and your employer’s insurance company.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Under Texas law (Section 451.001 of the workers’ compensation laws), an employer cannot discriminate against an employee for filing a legitimate workers’ compensation claim, for hiring a lawyer to handle such a claim, or for testifying in a workers’ compensation or work-related injury hearing or proceeding. If you can show that your employer has terminated you or taken any other action specifically against you because you filed a good-faith claim for benefits, you can get an injunction against your employer, or damages.
At Bailey & Galyen, we will handle all matters related to a claim for retaliatory discharge, preparing and filing all the necessary documentation in court and acting as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case’s facts and circumstances, gathering and evaluating all relevant evidence, and interviewing or deposing witnesses to prepare and present the best case for your recovery. We will help you pursue compensation for all your losses, from wages and income to medical expenses or pain and suffering.
Contact the Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Bailey & Galyen
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