I am an independent contractor. What are my rights if I am injured on the job?

Texas Attorney at Law

If you are really an independent contractor then you can still sue the company or person you work for if you can prove that they were negligent for causing your injury. If you were not really an independent contractor but should have been classified as an employee then you may be able to sue your employer as a non-subscriber (See "Employer does not have Workers' Compensation. What are my rights"? above) or be able to make a workers' compensation claim if they carried workers' compensation.

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