What are non-subscribers?
Employers in Texas are not required to subscribe to a Workers’ Compensation plan. Injuries occurring under employers not providing a Workers’ Comp. plan to employees are referred to as Non-Subscriber Work Injuries. Considering the employer does not offer Workers’ Compensation, this gives rise to the question of who is responsible for compensating an employee in the event of an on-the-job injury? The employer should be responsible for any injuries their workers sustain while on-the-job, but getting them to take responsibility might be difficult without an attorney.
Depending on where you work, there may be a variety of companies on the premises, and it’s important to determine who exactly was at-fault for the injury. Our non-subscriber work injury attorneys at Tilton & Tilton have years of experience bringing to justice the negligent parties in these cases.
The Texas Department of Insurance says: “Non-subscribers lose important legal protections, including immunity from most lawsuits by injured employees. They could also be forced to pay high damage awards if an injured employee can prove in court that the employer was negligent in any way. If an employer has workers’ compensation insurance coverage, Texas law limits the employer’s liability for work-related injuries. Injured employees may get medical and income benefits set by state law, but generally may not sue their employers.
Suing a non-subscribing employer in Texas.
The process for suing a non-subscribing employer in Texas is easy when you start with the Tilton & Tilton law firm. Our personal injury attorneys provide a free consultation, which means a free legal consultation that is specific and relevant to your case. Call us anytime at 713-489-2352 to schedule your consultation. After that, you don’t even have to pay us to get started working on your case – you don’t pay us unless we win your case, and we only take our payment from what we recover from you, not you directly.