San Benito, Texas Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Patrick received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with Honors. Patrick practiced litigation at Vinson & Elkins in Houston for three years before joining Doyle LLP in 2007. Patrick was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2004 and the Arizona Bar in 2012.
Patrick’s trial experience includes successfully serving as first chair trial attorney of a Jones Act/Maritime...
Sadat primarily handles personal injury and wrongful death cases, often resulting from car crashes, motorcycle wrecks, work accidents, defective products, slip and fall accidents, and more.
Upon receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law and being admitted to practice law in the State of Texas, Sadat founded Montgomery Law.
Sadat’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry has given him the opportunity to...
C. D. "Chuck" Cowan is a fifth generation native East Texan who knows the law, the language and the landscape very, very well. He was admitted to The State Bar of Texas in 1990 ; The U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas in 1991; The U. S. District Court, Northern District...
Bill Abbott was raised for most of his life in the Houston, Texas area. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin before attending law school at Texas Tech University. Since 1998 Bill has been licensed to practice in all Texas courts. In 1999, Bill...
SMU Dedman School of Law and University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
San Benito Workers' Compensation Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
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