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Workers Compensation Retaliation

Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim in good faith, hiring a lawyer to represent the employee in a workers’ compensation claim, instituting a proceeding under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, or testifying in a workers’ compensation proceeding. Unlawful retaliation may take the form of a job termination or may be something short of termination that affects the terms or conditions of employment. Workers’ compensation retaliation claims are often factually intensive claims that examine an employer’s policies and motives for discharging an employee. A good Austin workers’ compensation retaliation attorney will have extensive knowledge of the law and experience in handling these claims. We do. We have aggressively pursued or defended many such claims.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employee

Unfortunately, some employers may try to retaliate against an employee that files a workers’ compensation claim or that assists another employee with a workers’ compensation claim. Being subjected to retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim can devastate one’s life and finances. If you believe you have been subjected to workers’ compensation retaliation, we urge you to contact a knowledgeable, experienced and successful Austin workers’ compensation retaliation lawyer. A good Austin workers’ comp retaliation attorney can explain the law in this area; advise you as to whether your employer has engaged in illegal conduct against you; advise you of your rights and options; intercede with your employer when appropriate; represent you before administrative agencies; and aggressively prosecute your lawsuit if your case cannot be reasonably settled. We do all of these things and have done so for well over 20 years. We invite you to review the testimonials from some employees we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employee who would like to have an experienced and knowledgeable Austin workers’ compensation retaliation lawyer with a long track record of success for employees on your side, contact us.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employer

If one of your employees is injured, you may have questions or concerns about your rights and responsibilities toward that employee. We can help. A knowledgeable, experienced Austin workers’ comp retaliation lawyer can draft or review your employment policies for appropriate legal compliance and make recommendations to minimize litigation risks. We provide these services. We also conduct internal workplace investigations if a complaint has been made, or a problem is suspected. With respect to workers’ compensation retaliation-related employment issues, we counsel and advise businesses; represent businesses when complaints are made against them to a state administrative agency; prepare severance and release agreements; tenaciously represent businesses who are being sued in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations; and handle almost any other employment issue you can imagine. We have been very successful in our representation of employers and we invite you to review the testimonials from several of the employers we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employer who would like to have an experienced and knowledgeable Austin workers’ compensation retaliation attorney who has a long track record of success for employers on your side, contact us.

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