Workplace Injuries

worker in dangerous work environment

Under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, workers’ compensation benefits are available to employees for work-related injuries and family members of employees who suffered a fatal work injury. In addition, exemplary damages may be recovered by the surviving spouse or heirs of the deceased employee if the employee’s death was caused…

In Texas, any employers who do not provide workers’ compensation insurance are known as non-subscribers. By electing not to carry workers’ compensation insurance, non-subscribers lose important legal protections, such as immunity from lawsuits brought by injured employees. If that injured employee proves in court that the employer was negligent, the employer could…

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…

an attorney will get your medical bills to support your car accident claim

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…

working in high temperatures pose a risk of heat stroke

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…