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Were You Hurt on the Job?

If you’ve been injured at work, Braker White's workers' comp attorneys in Odessa can help fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Suffering a work-related injury or illness can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. Beyond that, navigating the process of filing a claim for workers’ comp while you’re trying to heal can be challenging. When you’ve been hurt at work, it’s important to remember that you have rights, and you don’t have to navigate the legal system alone.

Our experienced Odessa workers’ comp lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of hardworking Texans. We’re dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the benefits they need after a workplace accident. So if you’ve been hurt on the job and are struggling to receive workers’ comp benefits, please don’t wait to give us a call. Braker White is on your side.

Getting Help is Easy

The legal system can seem daunting. So we make getting help from our office quick and easy. Just contact us and get started on your free case review!

You Deserve Compensation

You work hard every day. So when you suffer an injury or illness, you deserve compensation. We’re ready to help you fight for that.

No Costly Upfront Fees

You shouldn’t have to worry about costly upfront fees when you should be focusing on recovering. So you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you.

We Understand What You’re Going Through

Workplace injuries happen every day. They can be isolating, overwhelming, and sometimes life-changing. The pressure from medical bills and lost wages added with immense mental and physical pain from your injuries can be unbearable. However, we understand what you’re going through and want you to know that you’re not alone if you’re in this situation.

Braker White can help you navigate the legal process to obtain the benefits you need to begin to move forward. We’re on your side and ready to help. Getting started is easy. Just give us a call or fill out our online form, and we’ll begin your free case review.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

5 Star Reviews

I am so glad that I hired Robert White. He did an excellent job on my case and was successful in getting me compensated for my time off work. Robert White and his staff answered all my questions and were available when I needed to talk to them.

-Harry Crosby
5 Star Reviews

I am happy I hired Robert White. His staff was such a delight and quickly took control of my case. Throughout the process Mr. White and his staff made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. Overall, I was impressed with his services.

-Stevan Campos
5 Star Reviews

I was really glad I hired Robert White. I had a severe back injury and the workers compensation carrier continued to deny my surgery. Mr. White made sure I had my surgery and that the insurance company paid for it. I did not have to wait until the lawsuit was finalized to have my surgery. I am so pleased with his work and his staff was very pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process. I was so pleased with his work, that I hired him on another accident. He did an excellent job on the second accident too.

-Malcolm Owens
5 Star Reviews

Attorney Robert White, Greta and their team have been very helpful, friendly, courteous and professional. They were easy to work with, answered all our questions and concerns. Also kept us informed through the whole process. Would definitely recommend them and would use them again if needed!!

-Mary Caldwell
5 Star Reviews

I was truly impressed with the attentiveness Robert White and his staff showed toward my case. Throughout the entire process I never had to worry about a thing and it was such a relief. I am very happy that I hired him.

-Steven Dillon
5 Star Reviews

I am so glad I was referred to Robert E. White. The insurance company would not take me serious until I hired Robert White. Mr. White was very understanding and reassuring. I don’t think I could have done this without his help. His staff was great and would go out of their way to help me.

-Vanessa Sanchez-Portillo
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Greta has been the greatest human to work with. She hasn't talked to me like I'm an idiot and I have understood everything along the way. Everyone in the office is so nice and let's you know exactly what is going to happen and when.

-Misty Torres
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My wife & I are so glad that we hired Robert White. We are so happy the way Mr. White handled our case. We recovered our money real fast and we will recommend Mr. White to anyone that’s involved in an auto accident.

-Linda & Daryl Goolsby

Do I Have a Case

Workers’ comp claims can be complex and confusing. Each case is different and may involve unique injuries and circumstances. Still, the common thread is that they’re related to your on-the-job duties and injuries or illnesses that occurred as a result.

If you get hurt at work, but your situation doesn’t align with any injuries listed below, we still recommend contacting a workers’ comp attorney to see if you have a case.

However, worker’s comp doesn’t cover certain injuries and accidents. These include but are not limited to:

  • Stress or psychiatric disorders
  • Injuries caused by fighting
  • Injuries that happen while committing a crime
  • Injuries that occur while under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Injuries that occur while violating company safety policies
  • Self-inflicted injuries

There’s a time limit for how long you have to seek compensation for your injuries for all personal injury cases. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation is one year from the date of the injury or from the date you become aware of the link between your injury and your job.

It’s important to discuss your case with an experienced workers’ comp attorney. Braker White knows what you’re going through, and we’re here to ensure you don’t miss any critical deadlines so you can focus on what is most important: recovering.

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What Benefits Can I Receive?

As medical bills pile up as you’re out of work recovering from your workplace accident, you’re likely wondering what benefits you’re entitled to. Workers’ compensation can help make ends meet during this difficult time.

While no two cases are the same and the specific amount you’re able to receive will depend on the circumstances of your situation, injured workers are entitled to the following benefits under the Texas workers’ compensation system:

Your workers’ comp benefits should cover the cost of any medical expenses related to your workplace injuries or illness. These can include the cost of medical evaluations, hospital stays, prescriptions, surgeries, and any equipment required to recover, such as a wheelchair or crutches.

Workers’ compensation may also provide payment for disability benefits if your injury or illness limits or prevents your ability to work, replacing a portion of your lost wages. They fall into four categories depending on the severity of your condition.

  • Temporary Partial Disability – If you’re still able to work, but your disability causes you to earn less than your usual wages, you may be able to receive temporary partial benefits.
  • Temporary Total Disability – This type of disability benefit may be available if you need to take more than five days off from work. When you return to work, or your doctor determines you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, these benefits will cease.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – If you’ve suffered a permanent disability that partially hinders your ability to work, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for a certain amount of time specified by the state.
  • Permanent Total Disability – If your injury or illness is so severe that it permanently prevents you from returning to work, you may be entitled to benefits for the duration of your disability.

If the unthinkable happens and your loved one dies from a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to death benefits under the workers’ compensation system. These benefits aid the deceased worker’s spouse, children, or other related financial dependents and may even cover funeral expenses.


How Can a Lawyer Help?

Workers’ comp claims can be challenging and complex. Taking on your case by yourself can leave you at a disadvantage, so it’s best to enlist the help of an experienced workers’ comp attorney. Our team understands the complexities of workers’ comp laws in Texas, and we can build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We’ll gather evidence, field calls from insurance companies and defense attorneys, and find additional compensation you may not know you deserve. But, most importantly, we will be your loyal advocate and stand up for your rights. Our Odessa, TX, workers’ comp lawyers will be with you every step of the way, helping you seek the maximum amount for your losses.

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What to Do After an Injury at Work

Notify Your Employer

You must inform your employer immediately after your accident. Once you make your employer aware of the incident, they may ask you to fill out a form describing your accident and injury. Ensure you complete the form accurately and return it as soon as possible. If you wait too long, it could jeopardize your right to benefits.

Seek Medical Treatment

You should also seek medical attention for your work-related injury or illness as soon as possible. Always notify your doctor that your injury/illness is related to your job so that they can include an assessment of your capabilities in the workplace. This information can be vitally important later on if your employer’s insurance company contests your claim and you need medical evidence.

Speak With an Attorney

If you have any questions or concerns about applying for workers’ compensation, please don’t hesitate to contact Braker White. From gathering the proper paperwork to speaking with the insurance company, we can help make the complex process simpler and smoother for you and your family.

Hurt On The Job? Braker White Is On Your Side!

Don’t wait to call for help. We’ve been fighting for hardworking Texans like you for years, and we will work to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While a lawyer isn’t required to receive workers’ compensation benefits, it can be incredibly beneficial. In some cases, insurance companies refuse to pay injured employees the benefits they deserve. If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury and have trouble obtaining benefits, our attorneys are here to help. We will be your guide and work with you to seek the benefits you deserve. That includes helping you gather evidence to support your claim and ensuring all documents are filed correctly and on time.

Our team of workers’ comp attorneys works on a contingency-fee-basis. That means we don’t require any upfront fees, and we don’t get paid unless you do!

Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means you’re entitled to benefits even if you were responsible for your injury. So as long as the accident occurred while you were on the job, you should be entitled to benefits to help cover your medical expenses and part of your lost wages.

The timeline in a workers’ compensation claim is critical. You should inform your employer of your accident as soon as possible. For example, suppose you cannot earn full wages for five or more days due to an occupational injury or illness. In that case, your employer is responsible for reporting your condition to the insurance company and the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) within seven days of the injury, starting your workers’ comp claim.

It’s unfortunate, but many workers’ comp claims get denied the first time around. If you’ve been denied workers’ compensation, then you may need the help of an Odessa, TX, workers’ comp lawyer. A denial doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get the benefits you need. It just means you will have to appeal your case. However, the appeal process can take a while, and it can be complex. An experienced attorney at Braker White can help you navigate the process and fight for the benefits you deserve.

In most cases, no. Generally, you’re restricted to the benefits you receive through workers’ compensation, which means you cannot sue for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. However, if your employer intentionally caused an injury or didn’t carry the necessary workers’ compensation insurance and you were injured, contact our team to share the unique aspects of your case.