Compensability Under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act

Whether or not you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits hinges on whether your injury occurred while you were working within the course and scope of your employment. According to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, the term “course and scope of employment” refers to any activity related to and originating from the employer’s work, business, trade, or profession, and performed by an employee while engaged in or about the furtherance of the employer’s affairs or business.

In simpler terms, for your injury to be compensable, it must be connected to or arise from your employer’s business activities and must have occurred while you were carrying out tasks related to your employer’s business objectives. Additionally, you could even qualify if you are going to or from work depending on your circumstances.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.