Cesar Ornelas Law offers a wide array of legal services in Midland, San Antonio, Laredo, Dallas, and El Paso. The practice areas of the law firm include workplace injuries, product liability, premises liability, and wrongful death. It has a strong focus on helping its clients receive workmen's compensation when they have been injured at work. Aside from compensation for injuries, the law firm also works to help its clients receive lifetime care and insurance costs following their injury.
1605 North Big Spring Street, Midland, TX 79701
Midland, TX 79701
Childs Bishop & White PC has been handling workers’ compensation cases for over three decades. Through negotiation and trial advocacy, the firm fights for maximum compensation for injured Midland individuals and the families left behind. Robert White, the firm’s leading partner, has been practicing law since 1983 and is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also an avid supporter of the Junior League of Odessa and the Odessa Crisis Center.
230 W 3rd St., Odessa, TX 79761
Odessa, TX 79761
A workers' comp claim is best filed as soon as an injury occurs. In some states, there are time limits, such as one month following an incident.
After an injury, an employee must notify their employer. The employer must then provide access to the necessary forms and offer guidance. Employees must fill out all forms and return them to the employer who then files them with the insurer. Some states have additional requirements, including assessment by a medical provider. Once the paperwork has been filed, the insurance provider issues a ruling. If the ruling is unfavorable, the employee may choose to appeal the decision with the support of an attorney.
How and when workers' comp starts paying can depend on both the circumstances and the state in which an injury took place. In most areas, benefits related to medical care start paying out immediately, even before a claim is formally processed or accepted. Once a case is approved, injured workers may be entitled to other benefits, including coverage for lost wages.