All states have enacted workers' compensation laws. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides a replacement for lost wages and medical benefits to an employment who is injured at work or during the course of his or her employment.
In exchange, the employee relinquishes the right to bring a lawsuit against the employer for a tort claim or negligence.
Workers' comp is also intended to provide payments to employees for permanent or temporary disabilities.
In most states, it is against the law for an employer to fire an employee for reporting an injury covered under workers' compensation.
Contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer in Jefferson County, Texas if you were injured at work or during the course of your employment.
The NELA strives toward a world where employees are paid a living wage, that is free of employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Jefferson County Lawyer Referral Service - The Jefferson County Bar Association in Beaumont, Texas, established a Lawyer Referral Service. The non-profit service helps the public find a qualified attorney throughout Jefferson County, TX. The referral requires a $20.00 consultation fee which entitles the person to a 30 minute consultation with a qualified attorney at no additional charge.