Workers’ Compensation: An Eight Year Battle for One Man
When you get injured on the job, you expect the company you work for to step up and take care of the problem. Many injured Texas workers rely on worker’s compensation to cover their medical bills and lost wages until they are healed and able to work again. However, some companies do not provide worker’s compensation to their employees, and even the companies that do provide worker’s comp don’t always adequately provide for their injured employees. In Liberty, one man has been living a nightmare: fighting an ongoing worker’s compensation battle for eight years now.
Deemed essentially unemployable following a horrific truck accident in 2006, the former truck driver lost his health and his job. His former employer’s insurance company was court ordered to pay him over $100,000, and still they refuse to pay. It’s a long, complicated story, but it boils down to this: a large, sophisticated insurance company fighting against a troubled, disabled man. Mountains of paperwork. Lawyers, court appearances, and endless legal drama. The man has seriously considered giving up, but he knows that is what the Division of Workers’ Compensation wants him to do. At this point, he says he will keep fighting so that hopefully the next injured person won’t have to go through any of the legal battles that he is going through.
If you have been injured on the job, it is important that you secure competent legal advice. Covering the Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, Kerry H. Collins & Associates P.C. provide counsel and representation for all accident and workplace injuries.
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