(PRWEB) February 6, 2005
The first US law was passed in Maryland in 1902. In the next twenty years, many states followed. Texas workers compensation laws were enacted to mitigate court costs for both sides and to eliminate the need for injured workers to prove their injuries were the employer's "fault." In the United States most employees who are injured on the job have an absolute right to medical care for that injury, and in many cases monetary payments to compensate for resulting temporary or permanent disabilities. Texas workers compensation laws are varied.Some Texas employers vigorously contest employee claims for workers' compensation payments; in any contested case, or in any case involving serious injury, an attorney with specific experience in handling Texas workers compensation claims on behalf of injured workers should be consulted. Texas workers compensation laws may provide that a claimant's attorney fees are limited to a certain percentage of an award, and may be paid only from a successful recovery or award.
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