I was injured on the job, ended up with fractured wrist, and my job decided NOT to elect workers comp. What now?

Asked on June 7, 2009 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  You need to file the workers claim form.  if you have done that and you were denied, you need to hire a lawyer in this area that will contest the denial of your claim.  Workers comp is a no fault liability system.  This means that if you are injured at work you automatically get compensated.  The only basis i can think of for the denial is the employer claims were were not injured at work or the injury relates to something non-work related.  Again, hire a lawyer.


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