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According to data gathered by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three million Americans report a workplace injury each year, and more than 5,000 workers die each year as a result of work-related accidents. When you’re hurt on the job, you have a right to seek financial compensation for your losses—in most instances, you do that by filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ comp claims are typically covered and paid for by private insurance companies. The more claims your employer files, the higher the workers’ compensation premiums will be. In addition, the insurance company has its own incentive for denying or minimizing your claim. With your employer and the insurer possibly working against you, you want an aggressive, experienced, and knowledgeable attorney on your side. You want Bailey & Galyen.
At Bailey & Galyen, with offices across Texas, we have zealously protected the rights of injured people in the Lone Star State and across the country for more than four decades, including men and women injured on the job. We are known and respected by colleagues and clients for our ability to consistently get positive results. Since we opened our personal injury practice, we have recovered more than $500 million for injured people. To set up a consultation, contact us by e-mail or call our offices at 844-402-2992.
Results-Oriented Advocacy for Injured Workers
We have always placed a premium on hard work, backed by our commitment to dedicate 100% of our efforts to every case we take. We know how important it is to have regular communication with your attorney and to know where your claim stands. We will keep you fully involved and informed throughout the legal process, and carefully explain the law and the legal process. We’ll update you immediately on any developments in your case and explain your options and prospects for getting the results you want, so you can make good decisions about how to proceed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation
What Should I Do After I’m Hurt in a Workplace Accident?
- Your health should always be your primary concern. Make certain you get all the treatment you need, either from your personal physician or at an urgent care facility or hospital. Be willing to travel to the emergency room in an ambulance. Don’t try to prove how tough you are to co-workers—be willing to acknowledge that you’re hurt and need care. Tell medical professionals about anything that seems unusual and ask them to document everything in writing.
- Notify your employer of your injury as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after the accident. If you can, you might want to wait to provide notice until after you hire an experienced attorney, so that your legal rights are sure to be protected at every stage of the process. Don’t expect your employer to initiate the process for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits. Furthermore, don’t try to apply for them on your own. An experienced attorney can make certain all forms are correctly completed and filed in a timely manner and will help gather and preserve all evidence to support your claim.
- The more evidence you can gather immediately after the accident, the more you’ll be able to help your attorney. If possible, take pictures of anything related to the accident—where it happened, the injuries you suffered, and any machinery or other items involved in the accident.
How Can Bailey & Galyen Help Me with a Potential Workers’ Compensation Claim?
At Bailey & Galyen, we have a comprehensive understanding of the Texas workers’ compensation system, including rules regarding eligibility for benefits, forms that need to be filed, types of evidence that are most effective, and the deadlines to file various documents. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts of your case and prepare and file all required applications and other documents. We also will be your voice in all hearings, meetings, and other proceedings.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover Through a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation pays a number of different benefits:
- Benefits to cover lost wages and income, on both a temporary and a permanent basis, for partial or total disability
- All reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred because of the accident or injury
- Death benefits for survivors of a worker killed on the job
- Funeral and burial expenses
What Are Common Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims?
Though workers may be injured in many ways, most workers’ compensation claims involve:
- Overexertion by an employee, such as lifting an object that is too heavy, lifting too much in a short period of time, or failing to take regular breaks
- Slipping on slippery surfaces or tripping over debris, equipment, or machinery on a jobsite
- Motor vehicle accidents, either on a jobsite or while traveling for work
- Exposure to unsafe electrical current
- Falling objects, including jobsite materials, tools, machinery, ladders, scaffolding, and debris
Contact Bailey & Galyen for a Proven Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When you or a loved one is hurt in the workplace, you want an experienced lawyer to help you pursue all benefits available through a workers’ compensation claim. We will handle your claim on a contingency-fee basis, charging attorney fees only if we recover benefits for you.
How Do I Contact Bailey & Galyen?
We offer proven counsel in workers’ compensation claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.