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What Does “No-Fault” Mean?

When you’re injured in some sort of accident such as a car accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall, pursuing compensation revolves around the concept of fault. What this means is that whoever is responsible for the accident will be deemed liable for paying your damages, including costs related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

If you need to pursue a case for an injury sustained in a work accident, on the other hand, it’s important to become familiar with the “no-fault” workers’ compensation system in Texas. We explain more about what this means below.

How Fault Plays a Role in Workers’ Comp Cases

All workers in Texas should understand that workers’ compensation is based on a “no-fault” system. This means that all injuries or illnesses that occur through the scope of employment (i.e., one’s specific job duties, job functions, or physical workplace), are covered by workers’ comp.

As an injured worker, you don’t have to prove that your employer was negligent or responsible for the causation of your accident; all you and your attorney have to show is that the injury, illness, or condition was directly the result of your work. You can even claim benefits if you caused your own work injury, with some exceptions, such as being intoxicated or horseplaying around.

Injured at Work? Turn to Our Firm for Help

If you are injured at work and need help pursuing the maximum compensation you need, The Edwards Law Firm is here work hard on your behalf. We will review your case for free to determine the best legal strategy for your unique situation and fight for your financial recovery.

Call our Corpus Christi work injury attorneys at (361) 541-6333 or complete an online form to get started with a no-fee, no-obligation consultation.

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