Workers’ Compensation: Is It The Same in Every State?

Workers' Compensation: Is It The Same in Every State?When you have been hurt on the job, you may hear the term “workers’ compensation” being discussed. This area of law is very confusing, but it is important that you understand how it can impact you and your injury case. One of the most perplexing issues when it comes to workers’ compensation is how much it varies from state to state. When you search for information related to workers’ compensation, you need always to ensure you are looking for your state’s specific requirements. Even information online can be outdated or incorrect. To get the absolute best information about your specific information, you need to discuss your case with an experienced workers compensation attorney.

What Are the Main Differences?

Some states require that your employer carry workers’ compensation insurance, others do not. Some states require it of businesses with a certain number of employees. Even if some states require workers’ compensation insurance, there are many exemptions that your employee may fall under.

Texas Workers’ Compensation

In Texas, employers are not required to carry insurance for employee injury. However, here are certain exceptions that certain employers fall under that would make it mandatory. You also can still file for compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney.

How to Find a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

When you are injured, you may not be able to work. You likely have significant medical bills that are piling up. You need the help of an attorney to get the compensation you are entitled to. Seek out referrals from friends and family. Search online and call a few attorneys in your area. Schedule an initial consultation to get a sense if they are the right fit for your case. Make sure you start pursuing your claim as soon as possible, there are time limits that apply.

For more information about workers compensation or personal injury, contact Joe at Joe Knows Law. Call (972) 562-9700 to schedule your initial consultation.