Personal Injury/Non-Subscriber Law
When Employers Don’t ‘Subscribe’ to Workers’ Comp | Plano Workers Compensation Attorney
Under Texas law, all employers are liable to pay the costs of workplace injuries. Nevertheless, they are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance through the Texas Workers’ Compensation program.
To cover their workers’ compensation obligations, “non-subscribers” that opt out of the program are expected to purchase their own insurance, provide alternate compensation, or simply pay damages out of pocket.
While the purpose of this arrangement may give employers more flexibility in compensating injured employees, the reality is that many non-subscribers fail to purchase insurance to pay workers’ compensation damages. Others, including Fortune 500 companies, establish employee benefit plans that severely restrict medical treatment and compensation for on-the-job injuries.
At Criss Law Group, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas, we have more than 30 years experience in helping Texas workers seek financial compensation for workplace injuries. We can help you recover money for your lost wages, unpaid medical bills, ongoing treatments and other damages.
All Texas Employees Have Workers’ Comp Rights
Non-subscriber employers will often try to convince injured employees that their injuries are not serious, or are their own fault, or that they are only eligible for compensation if they waive their rights to workers’ compensation.
Nothing could be further from the truth. All Texas workers have rights to medical treatment and compensation when they are injured on the job, whether or not a particular employer’s “benefits” provide them.
Our lawyers are prepared to fight for the workers’ compensation right of workers who are injured due to non-subscriber employer negligence in agriculture, oil and gas, construction and other industries in which manual labor is required and risks of serious injury are great. We also represent clients who are injured while working at offices, warehouses, grocery stores and other businesses.
How We Can Help You | Dallas Non-Subscriber Claim Attorney
We can help you seek compensation from nonsubscriber employers for a variety of injuries, including:
- Closed head injury including concussion
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injury including cervical disk herniation, dislocation, subluxation and radiculopathy
- Shoulder injury including rotator cuff and tendon tearing
- Back injury including ruptured disk, degenerative disk disease and muscle spasm
- Knee injury including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tearing
- Spine injury resulting in quadriplegia, paraplegia or other disability
- Crushing injury involving the torso or extremities, including those leading to reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS).