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How to File a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If your employer has workers’ compensation coverage and you have been injured on the job, filing a claim is similar to filing an insurance claim. Below, we discuss the various steps you can take to file a claim. Does Your Employer Have Workers’ Compensation? First and foremost, find out if your employer has workers’ compensation [...]

By | 2017-08-17T16:17:52+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Workplace Injuries|0 Comments

Employers Responsibilities to Employees

Employers have a vested interest in keeping workers healthy and free from injury. In order to do this, not only should employers have procedures and protocols for protecting workers from getting injured in the first place, but also workers’ compensation coverage to ensure that anyone who is injured is taken care of. In fact, some [...]

By | 2017-08-15T16:02:33+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Workplace Injuries|0 Comments

2017 Fleming Scholarship Award Winners

Michael Fleming Law and Pre-Law Scholarships Law Scholarship Christina Drakeford, Buffalo NY Christina has moved to Cambridge, MA to attend first year at Harvard Law School. She earned an undergraduate degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell university. This past summer Christina spent her time working as a Human Resources assistant at a personal [...]

By | 2017-08-16T14:21:00+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Injured at Work Who Pays My Medical Bills

Ideally, any employee who is injured during the course of his or her employment experiences a full recovery that allows him or her to return to the job. However, the reality is that many workers each year cannot return to their previous jobs, and instead have to rely on workers’ compensation because they will simply [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:31:58+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Workplace Injuries|0 Comments

Workers Rights and a Safe Working Environment

Sadly, we see news stories every day that cover injured workers whose lives are forever changed by an accident at work. They bring to light the dangerous working conditions for dairy farmworkers, the many deaths that plague agricultural workers in general every year and the significant injuries and deaths that those who work on construction [...]

By | 2017-08-08T15:30:56+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Workplace Injuries|0 Comments

Investigating Construction Site Accidents

Many people remember the incident of the Mast Climbing Platform Collapse in Austin, Texas in June of 2009, when three construction employees of Capoera Construction were killed when a mast climbing platform collapsed at a condominium project under construction. When incidents like these occur, and they result in one or more worker fatalities (and sometimes [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:35:16+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Workplace Injuries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worker’s Compensation Exceptions

What is the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act, and how can it limit or bar my recovery? Worker’s compensation  is essentially a fund that an employer pays into in order to limit the amount of money they can be liable for in the event that one of its employees suffers an injury on the job.  Employees [...]

By | 2017-08-02T18:57:24+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Recent Cases|0 Comments

Trial of High Profile Will Contest Case

Trial of High Profile Will Contest Case Recent news carried the story of a major will contest trial. An article which recently went viral  perfectly exemplifies how wills are often forged. Girish Patel, a London accountant, is the estranged son of wealthy parents. Before his mother passed away, she created a will leaving her entire company [...]

By | 2017-08-01T19:12:58+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Will Contests|Tags: , |0 Comments

Heat Stroke and the Hazards of Working in the Heat in Texas

According to new research from University of Missouri Extension Safety and Health Specialists, agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat, but these deaths are largely preventable by providing workers with water, rest, and shade. Other industries that may pose a risk to workers include waste management, road construction, [...]

By | 2017-08-01T16:09:51+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Workplace Injuries|Tags: , |0 Comments