Investigation of Texas Workers’ Compensation Claim


Many people feel like they are left in limbo after they suffer a work related injury in Texas. The Division of Workers’ Compensation does not do a good job on explaining how to handle your workers’ comp claim. Injured at work, Texas work injury. Your claim will not be started until your insurance carrier receives written notice of a claim. After you report your accident to your employer, they should fill a DWC-1 (Employer’s First Report of Injury) and turn it in to the insurance carrier. The injured worker needs to fill out a DWC-41 (Employee’s Claim for Compensation). Once the insurance carrier receives notice of either of these forms, they should begin their investigation. If an injured worker has reduced earnings (disability) for more than 7 (seven) days of work, he/she is entitled to TIBs (Temporary Income Benefits) for lost time beginning on the 8th (eighth) day. If the injured worker has more than 4 (four) weeks of disability, the insurance carrier is required to pay for the first 7 (seven) days of disability. denied claim From the time the insurance carrier receives notice of the claim, they have 60 (sixty) days to investigate the claim. If the carrier does not deny the claim by the 15 (fifteenth) day, they are liable for benefits until they deny the claim. If your claim is denied, call the Morris Law Firm at (214)357-1782, or contact us at We can tell you what your rights are and assist you in getting your claim approved. Daniel L Morris attorney, workers’ comp, injured at work, Texas work injury, denied claim


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