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Are you hurt in an accident or are suffering from health issues stemming from working at Wendy’s? If so, we can help you get compensated. Call us at (713) 804-8149 right now for a free, confidential consultation.

At Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C., we’ve made it our mission to look out for hard-working individuals’ rights when corporations try to take advantage after on-the-job injuries occur.

So whether you’re trying to navigate and maximize benefits through Wendy’s company policies or are considering pursuing legal action with a lawsuit against the chain, our respected team has your back every step of the way. We’ll examine all the details of your case, explain all your options for recovery between company benefits and legal action, and outline a step-by-step plan for securing maximum compensation — without any up-front costs or fees unless we make a recovery for you!

What benefits does Wendy’s corporate policy provide for injuries?

With Wendy’s opting out of Texas’ workers’ compensation program, the company maintains its own in-house policy dictating benefits for injured crew members. Details can be sparse, but these benefits may include:

  • Limited coverage of medical expenses from work-related injuries
  • Some amount of temporary disability pay if you miss work recovering
  • Potential permanent disability benefits for severe, disabling injuries
  • Death/funeral benefits for fatal workplace accidents

However, Wendy’s controls all aspects of administering these benefits and has strong financial incentives to minimize payouts whenever possible. You’ll have little leverage appealing stingy settlements without legal representation.

Why file a lawsuit instead of just accepting Wendy’s benefits?

Wendy’s may make its injury benefits sound fairly comprehensive, but digging deeper reveals considerable limitations compared to what injured employees may be owed if legally pursuing full damages:

  • Disability income amounts capped and not reflective of actual lost earnings
  • Medical benefits covering only a portion of actual costs
  • No recourse for denials or underpayments of benefits
  • Lack of compensation for pain/suffering, emotional distress, etc.
  • Benefits unavailable if Wendy’s claims you had pre-existing conditions
  • Statutes of limitation preventing claims past certain time windows

By hiring Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C. to file a civil lawsuit against Wendy’s corporate, you gain leverage to pursue maximum compensation through the courts while we tenaciously argue for your full rights and remedies under Texas personal injury laws.

How do I file a Wendy’s workers’ comp claim or lawsuit?

Since Wendy’s opts out of true workers’ comp for Texas employees, you don’t file claims through state agencies. Instead, you must formally submit a request in writing directly through Wendy’s corporate benefits program within strict time limits.

For legal action, our attorneys must gather all documentation, evidence and records to file a formal complaint and injury lawsuit directly against Wendy’s International and its parent corporation.

From there, we aggressively pursue maximum damages you may be owed from both economic (lost wages, medical costs) and non-economic perspectives (pain/suffering, emotional distress, permanent disability, etc.) Consulting our firm as early as possible ensures you meet all notification windows and evidentiary deadlines.

What counts as a valid workplace injury at Wendy’s?

At Husain Law, we examine each situation individually, but common injuries our Wendy’s clients sustain from workplace duties include:

  • Burn injuries from hot surfaces, grease, oil or foods
  • Cuts or lacerations from slicers, knives and other sharp tools
  • Slips, trips and falls on wet/greasy floors or in cramped kitchens
  • Back injuries or sprains from repetitive lifting/stocking tasks
  • Injuries operating machinery like fryers, meat grinders, etc.
  • Respiratory issues from fumes or exposure to cleaning chemicals
  • Foot injuries or fatigue from being on feet all shift long

Any acute injury or chronic condition stemming from tasks Wendy’s required you to perform on the job could potentially qualify for benefits or grounds for litigation.

What if Wendy’s claims I had pre-existing conditions?

A common insurance tactic is to try blaming an employee’s pre-existing health issue as the primary cause of their disability, in hopes of denying or minimizing benefits. For example, claiming an existing back injury was the real culprit behind one sustained while lifting at work.

Our respected team has successfully battled and disproven such accusations many times before by gathering indisputable medical evidence linking your condition directly to workplace conditions and tasks at Wendy’s. We’ll aggressively fight to prevent the company from unjustly avoiding responsibility.

How much is my Wendy’s injury claim or lawsuit worth?

Valuations vary significantly based on your specific situation, accounting for factors like:

  • The severity of your injuries, extent of disability and prognosis
  • Whether injuries are temporary or permanent, partial or total
  • Amounts of current/future lost wages and medical expenses
  • Impacts on quality of life, pain/suffering and emotional distress
  • Strength of evidence proving workplace negligence caused injuries

Our lawyers leverage decades of expertise properly calculating and justifying maximum potential damages before aggressively pursuing that amount through settlements or at trial as needed.

What’s the time limit for pursuing Wendy’s benefits/lawsuits?

For workers’ comp benefits, Wendy’s injury reporting procedures require crew members to notify the company in writing within 30 days of an incident and submit official claims within 1 year. Exact details may vary.

For legal action, Texas has a 2-year statute of limitations window for filing personal injury claims after a workplace accident. Lawsuits brought beyond that timeframe risk dismissal.

Either avenue requires diligent attention to strict deadlines. That’s why consulting our attorneys immediately is crucial to preserving all your rights and options.

Will this cost me anything out of pocket to get legal help?

Not a penny! Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C. offers 100% free consultations and operates on a contingency fee basis for workplace injury cases against employers like Wendy’s. This means:

  • You pay absolutely no upfront costs or retainer fees
  • Our legal fees are simply a percentage of any settlement or court award obtained
  • If we fail to recover any compensation whatsoever, you owe us nothing!

This eliminates any risk in securing renowned legal representation throughout your case. And because our fees scale with your recovery amount, you can rest assured we’ll tenaciously fight to maximize your total payout.

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Wendy’s and their insurance provider have zero incentive to extend anything beyond the absolute minimum level of workers’ compensation benefits they’re legally required to pay out. That’s just business — their sole mission is protecting profits, not actually caring for injured employees’ well-being. That’s exactly why you need the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Husain Law + Associates — Houston Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.C. looking out for your best interests from the very start. Call us today at (713) 804-8149 to get started.