Too many Texans are at risk every day while on the job. In fact, the National Safety Council gave the Lone Star State an ‘F’ grade in its 2018 State of Safety report when reviewing workplace safety.
Regardless your occupation or industry, if you sustained a work-related injury or illness due to unsafe work conditions, you may be entitled to payment from your employer or through workers’ compensation. But disputes can arise and proving unsafe work conditions can be extremely difficult and lengthy, which is why you need the best possible workers’ compensation lawyer throughout the claims process to protect your rights and prepare for the possibility of a hearing and appeals.
You need Morgan Bourque.
A former prosecutor, Morgan also has years of success representing clients during the workers’ compensation claims process, and can advise you in all stages, including:
Workers’ compensation board hearings. If disputes arise, the Board may hold a hearing before a judge. The workers’ compensation law judge can review medical records, take testimony, and examine other evidence that might relate to the case.
Appeals. If the insurance company’s appeal goes to a panel, it does not have to provide benefits for contested portions of the decision during the dispute. Any uncontested portions of the decision must be awarded. If an insurance company appeals a panel’s decision, they are obligated to support the claimant through the next phase of appeal.
Morgan Bourque’s Workers’ Compensation Tips
Morgan takes great pride in fighting for the rights of hard-working injured men and women. During the claims process, you should know that you:
- May have the right to receive medical and income benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injury, with certain exceptions. Your beneficiaries may be entitled to death and burial benefits.
- May have the right to receive medical care – and choose your doctor – to treat your workplace injury or illness for as long as it is medically necessary and related to the workplace injury.
- May have the right to receive income benefits for your work-related injury.
- May have the right to dispute resolution regarding income and medical benefits.
- Have the right for your workers’ compensation claim information to be kept confidential.
His strong track record of verdicts and favorable settlements continually demonstrate his status as one of Texas’ leading workers’ compensation lawyers. Morgan has argued all types of workers’ compensation claims stemming from unsafe conditions, including:
- Asbestos and other toxic exposure
- Slip-and-Fall Accidents
- Unsanitary conditions
- Lack of machinery guarding
- Workplace violence / Inadequate security
- Hazardous materials
- Falling objects
- and much more.
WHY YOU NEED A TEXAS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER
Employers and insurance companies will regularly challenge who was at fault and often minimize the seriousness of your injury in an effort to reduce the compensation you deserve.
You need an experienced accident lawyer who understands your work-related injury and can convince a judge, jury or panel that your injury or condition was caused by an employer’s mistake, malice or negligence. Morgan is well-versed in workers’ compensation claims and will investigate the cause of the incident, obtain videos, identify witnesses, prove who was at fault and properly evaluate and present your injuries to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Morgan Bourque is the workers’ compensation lawyer you need.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to unsafe work conditions, you need a protector and a fighter. Morgan Bourque is the workers’ compensation lawyer you can depend on for the security you need and the justice you deserve.