Workers’ compensation insurance is an important part of ensuring that workers who are injured on the job are able to recover compensation for their medical expenses and part of their lost wages.
When the numbers on traffic fatalities were released for 2015, there was a public outcry about the dramatic increase in crash-related deaths. The numbers left many people scratching their heads, but some analysts offered a simple explanation for the increase – the economy had improved, more people were driving and, therefore, there were more deaths.
In the United States, the private sector reported around 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Mississippi. Workplace injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., and they often leave workers to wonder what they should do next.
In Texas, there are two types of work place injury claims. If the employer carries workers compensation insurance, then you should call 800-252-7031 and request paperwork to file a worker’s compensation claim. You will need to file a Form DWC 041 with the Texas Department of Insurance: Division of Workers Compensation. If the employer makes a business decision… Read More »