Workers Compensation Statute of Limitations Pasadena TX
After a worker has been injured, in Texas, he is required to file a worker’s compensation claim before it’s too late, or he may not be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits.
The injured worker must file within the time limit, because if they do not, due to the worker’s compensation claim statute of limitations, they will lose all ability to file a claim based on their work-related injury or sickness. This could be different depending on the state of residence.
Codified in the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act, Section 409.003, these statute of limitation for filing a worker’s compensation claim are specified.
The statute of limitations are stated one year since the employee was injured or one year since the employee knew about a work-related ailment.
This also applies to death benefits.
Tolling of the Statue of Limitations
If the injured employee’s manager has failed, neglected, or refused to file the report, then according to the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act Section 409.009, the statute of limitations are paused, or tolled, until the day that the requisite report is actually filed.