4 Employers Required to Provide Workers’ Compensation
If an employee is injured during the fulfillment of his or her job duties, they may be entitled to receive compensatory benefits in the form of workers’ compensation. This is a system under which an employer’s insurance plan provides financial assistance to injured employees to help cover the costs of medical treatment and lost wages. However, in the state of Texas, the workers’ compensation system can be difficult for an individual to navigate by themselves.
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job and has been wrongfully denied benefits, it is important that you have experienced legal representation to help you challenge an unjust rejection. Contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, at 512-330-0017 to learn more about your rights as an employee.
Workers’ Compensation Eligibility
Not all employees in the state of Texas are covered by workers’ compensation, and many employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, the following employers are legally required to provide workers’ compensation benefits:
- Public employers (city and state agencies, etc.)
- Building contractors working for public employers
- Motorbus companies and motor carriers
- Those who employ inmates in work-furlough programs
These and many other employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation to their employees in the case of injury.
For assistance seeking the benefits you need and to which you are legally entitled, contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, at 512-330-0017. If your employer has failed to obtain workers’ compensation insurance and was obligated to do so under the law, you may be able to hold them accountable for this willful violation.