Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical, rehabilitation, and wage benefits to people who are injured or become ill at work. It may also cover death benefits to families of employees who are killed on the job. The coverage is mandated by each state and the way and medical benefits vary by state.
Workers’ compensation helps alleviate some of the stress for an injured worker, however, it does not provide “full compensation” and often times, injured employees make mistakes when trying to deal with their claim.
Oklahoma requires employers to provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees, regardless if they have a full staff or if the employer only has one part-time employee. Texas, however, does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage.
If you are located in Texas or Oklahoma and you need help with a workers’ compensation claim, our Wichita Falls workers' compensation lawyer can help. Call our office today at (940) 569-4000.