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Can You Collect Unemployment if You Are Out of Work Due to an Injury?

The general answer to this question is “no.” To collect unemployment benefits, you must be physically able and available to work. In other words, you will be expected to actively look for work. You will also be expected to accept work if offered when you are on unemployment. However, the reality is that if your injury leaves you [...]

Date: June 29, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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What Happens If You Get Injured and Can’t Work?

If you get injured and can’t work in Texas, you have several options, depending on your circumstances.  For injuries that happen on the job, both Texas law and federal laws state that workers have the right to a safe work environment, and the OSHA provides many regulations to help ensure safety. Employers do not always abi[...]

Date: June 4, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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What Happens After I Reach MMI Under Texas Law?

What happens after I reach MMI under Texas Law? That’s a question asked by many people who’ve been hurt on the job and are getting workers’ comp benefits. MMI, or maximum medical improvement, means that a doctor has decided you are as well as you’re going to be from your injury or illness. When the doctor says you’ve reache[...]

Date: May 21, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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The Dangers at KMCO Crosby Plant Were Well-Known

The April 2 explosion at KMCO’s Crosby plant that tragically killed one worker and critically injured two more shouldn’t come as a surprise. As reported in the Houston Chronicle, the Harris County Attorney’s office says that the chemical company is one of the worst offenders of workplace safety and environmental laws in th[...]

Date: May 10, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death
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7 of the Most Common Workplace Violations

Accidents and injuries, including fatal ones, happen far too often in the workplace. Nationally, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). That adds up to 12,300 injuries a day and a whopping 4.5 million a year. In 2017, there were 534 workplace-related fatalities in Texas an[...]

Date: February 25, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News
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Pasadena Plant Explosion Injures Numerous Workers

During the morning hours of May 19, dozens of workers at Kuraray America EVAL in Pasadena, Texas, were injured after a blown pressure safety valve caused a massive explosion and flash fire. Nearly 270 workers were on-site at the time of the blast. Most injuries from the incident were non-life threatening, and while most injure[...]

Date: July 13, 2018 / Personal Injury / Premises Liability / Workers Compensation
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Worker Misclassification in Texas

Worker Misclassification Lawyers Employee Misclassifications in Texas Can Lead to Underpaid Wages A study released in March 2018 reveals that immigrants are twice as likely as native-born workers to be employed in industries where violations of core labor standards are pervasive – as much as 17% of the United States labor for[...]

Date: May 23, 2018 / Workers Compensation
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Texas Non-Subscribers Employers: Injuries to Home Depot Workers 

Nobody ever anticipates that they're going to be injured at work, yet it happens every day. In fact, the state of Texas has led the entire country in worker fatalities and injuries for most of the past decade. What's even worse is that when workplace injuries or fatalities occur in Texas, these workers and their families aren't [...]

Date: April 30, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workers Compensation
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Texas Non-Subscriber Employers: Injuries to H-E-B Workers

H-E-B Workers Compensation and Texas Non-Subscriber Employers Many employees may not know what coverage is available for H-E-B workers' compensation. It's best to start with an understanding of non-subscriber employers in Texas. For the past several years, the economy in Texas has thrived. New positions have been created, and h[...]

Date: April 24, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workers Compensation
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Texas Gets an “F” for Workplace Safety

Some occupations bring more injury risks than others. In 2015, according to an article in Time Magazine, 4,836 fatal injuries occurred on the job, which was slightly higher than the previous year. And at four deaths per 100,000 workers, Latinos have the highest workplace death rate of any racial group. In 2012 – according to [...]

Date: September 25, 2017 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News
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