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Never leave the scene if you're in accident, you could face criminal charges. Contact MedLegal Connect for our extensive knowledge and support during these difficult times.
You are still entitled to file a claim against the at-fault party.
You have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim in the state of Texas.
Yes, you should file an insurance claim. First, call your insurance company as soon as possible and let them know that you were in a wreck. Do not give them a written or verbal statement, without speaking with an attorney. Second, complete the insurance company's claim form. MedLegal Connect can offer guidance with this step. Third, the insurance company will determine damages by inspecting your vehicle.
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment.
To be eligible for benefits, the injured worker must have been an employee of an employer that carries workers' compensation insurance coverage at the time the work-related injury occured. The worker has the burden of proof to establish that he or she was an employee of the employer at the time the injury occurred.
An injured worker, or a person acting on the injured worker's behalf, must report a work related injury to the employer within 30 days after the date of injury. Generally, an injured worker has one year to file a claim for compensation.
The date of injury for a specific injury is the date the injured worker sustained the injury. The date of injury for an occupational disease, which includes a repetitive trauma injury, is the date the injured worker knew or should have known the disease may be related to the injured worker's employment. This is not necessarily the date on which symptoms first appeared, but is the date on which a reasonable person recognizes the nature, seriousness, and work-relatedness of the disease.
Your claim file information is confidential and only those parties dealing with your claim have the right to obtain that information.
Medical benefits pay for the medical care necessary to treat a work-related injury or illness. If you were injured on-the-job, you may be eligible to receive medical benefits.
You are not required to have assistance from an attorney, however you do have the right to obtain the services of one at any time. The attorney may attend dispute resolution proceedings with you and may present your evidence and your side of the dispute.
Compensable injury means an injury that arises out of and in the course and scope of employment for which compensation is payable under the Workers' Compensation Act. Injury means damage or harm to the physical structure of the body and a disease or infection naturally resulting from the damage or harm.
A repetitive trauma injury, as opposed to a specific injury, occurs when there is repeated exposure to harmful activities in the work place. In order to recover for an occupational disease of this type, an injured worker must prove that repetitious, physically traumatic activities occurred while on the job.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case that is filed against a person or a business alleged to be legally responsible for causing someone's death. The action that caused or contributed to the death can be: negligent or careless conduct such as a car accident or medical malpractice. The design or manufacture of a defective product. An intentional act such as an assault.
Typically, lawsuits are filed on behalf of the deceased person's estate, but usually a spouse, children, and any others who depended on the deceased person for support (both financial and emotional) will be able to make a claim for losses stemming from the wrongful death.
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