When you suffer a work injury in Houston, it can be hard to remember what you should—and shouldn’t—do to ensure that you are treated fairly and appropriately compensated.
If your workplace is a non-subscriber employer—meaning they have opted out of the workers’ compensation program—the list of things you have to do and mistakes you have to avoid can seem quite overwhelming.
What Not to Do After a Work Injury in Houston
We are here to help with a list of things you absolutely should NOT do after you have suffered a work injury in Houston:
- Do not wait to get medical attention. Your first priority after an injury should be getting the medical attention you need. This is important, of course, for your immediate and long-term health, but it is also important for establishing the full extent of your injuries.
- Do not accept a quick settlement. Your employer and their insurance company will be motivated to wrap up your claim quickly and at as low a price as they can manage. Remember: quick is not better. In fact, it is probably worse.
- Do not wait too long to call an attorney. The fact that you may be offered a low settlement highlights the need to have an experienced attorney working on behalf of your interests.
- Do not wait too long to file a lawsuit. In Texas, you have two years to file a lawsuit following your injury. But waiting too long can mean a loss of important evidence or a rushed negotiation process. Let your lawyer guide you when it comes to the timing of a lawsuit.
If You Have Been Hurt, Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
If you work for a non-subscriber employer, you need experienced personal injury attorneys on your side after a work injury in Houston. The lawyers of SJ Injury Attorneys have the expertise needed to effectively negotiate on your behalf—and to argue your case in court if it becomes necessary. Don’t hesitate to reach out to arrange a consultation about your case. We are eager to go to work for you.