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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 [...]

Jun 5

Texas Construction Accidents Can Injure Bystanders, Too

Construction Accidents

Texas is known to consistently have one of the highest construction fatality rates in the nation. What we don’t think about often enough are the injuries that innocent bystanders suffer due to proximity and through no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one has recently been injured on a construction site (or even just because you were nearby), seek legal advice sooner than later. As with any personal injury there is a statute of limitations that must be met in order to process any claims you may have. In other words, if you miss the deadline to file, it is likely that your case won’t even be heard.

Here, we will share three of the most common [...]

Feb 1

Preventing Texas Construction Accidents: Proven Techniques

Construction Accidents

OSHA says a safe workplace is a sound business, and when the Texas Department of Insurance reports nearly $5k as the average income lost per construction job incident last year, we are inclined to agree.

If you are looking to decrease the likelihood of construction site injuries affecting your business’s productivity, OSHA recently updated their Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction. These guidelines were designed with a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings in mind, offering a great step-by-step approach to implementing baseline safety and health programs in the construction industry workplace.

Regarding some of the most common accidents at Texas construction sites in particular, this post addresses three areas where you can apply a [...]

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