Texas’ law doesn’t serve injured workers well. But, you can protect yourself. Here’s what you should do if you find yourself in a battle with your employer.
What should you do if you unfortunately suffer an injury at work?
1. Report Your Injury Immediately
Don’t delay one second, unless circumstances prevent you from doing so. You should even call your workplace from the emergency room, if you’re able (no joke).
If your employer does not carry workers’ comp (and Texas doesn’t require them to), they may have a plan that requires you to notify your workplace of your injury within 24 hours.
That is 100% serious. Such plans do exist. And obviously, they’re designed to not pay you for your injuries.
If your employer has workers’ comp, you have 30 days to report your injury. But still, you should report as fast as you can because that gives you the most credibility.
2. Get Witness Contact Info