How do I Know if I Can File for Diminished Earning Potential?
- April 23, 2013
- Work Injuries
Being hurt in an accident on a construction site can forever alter your life. As you struggle to recover from your injuries, this recovery should be all you are concerned about. However, as the medical bills begin to pile up you are likely thinking about filing for workers compensation or filing a law suit against your employer for diminished earning potential.
Many Pieces to the Texas Workers Comp Puzzle
The process of filing for workers compensation in Texas can be complicated. One of the most contentious factors is diminished earning capacity. Your capacity to return to the job you had before, to earn a comparable salary, may have been affected by the injuries you received during the accident. If you are unable to perform your job, you may be eligible to receive money to compensate for your diminished earning capacity.
Determining Workers Compensation in Texas
While there are guidelines for determining how much an injured worker is entitled to, many of the factors that go into this decision are subjective. If you do not have an attorney, or if you have an attorney without the experience and results to properly guide you through the process, chances are you will not get the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation with an aggressive defender of workers’ rights, please contact a Dallas construction accident attorney at Guajardo & Marks today. Make sure that you are given the money you need to pay medical bills, make up for lost wages and balance out a possible diminished earning capacity. We are ready to help.