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Apr 5

No Workman’s Comp? Legal Remedies for TX Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents | Work Injury

When you’re hurt on the job, it’s only natural to want to know what your rights are under the law. In Texas, laws surrounding worker’s compensation are designed to balance the rights of injured employees with the rights of the employer.

While many employers take advantage of the coverage worker’s compensation can offer, they are not legally obliged.

Here’s what you need to know about the “no-fault” workers’ compensation system in place in Texas and what your legal recourse is if your employer doesn’t opt-in to workers’ compensation insurance in Texas.

Is Your Texas Employer a Subscriber?

In Texas, workers’ compensation is not mandatory for employers. Employers can elect not to have any insurance at all to cover on-the-job incidents [...]

Dec 1

What Happens If You Slip and Fall at Work In Texas?

Slip and Falls | Work Injury

Slipping on a banana peel has been classic slapstick for decades, but real slip and fall accidents are rarely funny. Slip and fall accidents can cause broken bones, concussions, and other injuries that result in time off of work.

But what happens if you slip and fall at work? Premises liability (aka slip and fall) claims are one of the most-filed personal injury lawsuits in the country. The rules and policies regarding these suits are slightly altered when the premises in your workplace.

Know what next steps to take so you can file a workers’ compensation claim (or a different lawsuit) after an injury.

How Does Texas Define a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Texas employers have the choice of whether or [...]

Mar 29

The Most Common Construction Accidents in Texas

Construction Accidents | Personal Injury | Work Injury

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers, as illustrated by two recent stories of injuries and death.

On January 10, a crane injured two workers when it fell at an Austin worksite. The crane operator was attempting to lift a concrete wall when a chain snapped and dropped the wall. One man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, while the other refused treatment.

A representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said that the crane’s rigging may have been defective, or the insert came loose from the concrete. Smaller cranes, like the one used at the site, have fewer built-in safety devices than large cranes, and have safety systems that [...]

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