Category: Workers Compensation

Blog Worker Misclassification in Texas

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 force.  According to the study, this is especially pronounced in Texas and has a negative impact […]

Workers’ Compensation in Texas

Every day in the United States, over 8,000 workers suffer an on-the-job injury or illness and approximately 13 workers lose their lives in a workplace accident. Texas regularly leads the nation in the number of workplace injuries and fatalities, with an average of 228 injuries and 1.5 deaths per day in 2016. When a worker […]

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 […]

Texas Non-Subscriber Employers: Injuries to H-E-B Workers

For the past several years, the economy in Texas has thrived. New positions have been created, and hundreds of thousands of people have been able to find gainful employment. Unfortunately, not everything is ideal in the Texas employment sector. For employees of non-subscribers to the state workers’ compensation benefits programs, such as H-E-B employees, working […]

Texas Non-Subscribers Employers: Injuries to Home Depot Workers

When a worker is injured on the job, there are many questions that quickly arise and can be answered by an experienced injury attorney. Most injured workers first ask what remedies are available to compensate them for their injuries, including how to pay medical expenses and cover lost wages. The answer is “it depends.” The […]

Injuries On The Job

According to CBS News, in 2012 more workers died in Texas (433) than any other state. And the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that one in ten construction workers are injured every year; making it one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S, no matter whose survey you read. But when considering […]

Texas Work Injury Lawyer

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 […]

Worker Giving Customer a Pizza

Around 80% of teens in the United States will work, in some capacity, by the time they graduate high school. Like previous generations, today’s teenagers aren’t afraid to join the workforce at an early age. Even while attending school, many find it necessary to put in several hours, at work each month, to save up […]

Injuries On The Job

Construction is dangerous work, filled with potential hazards like moving equipment, demolition, and fall risks. Workers are required to undergo training and are supposed to be provided with adequate equipment that aids in safety. However, the protective equipment for head injuries – one of the most notorious injuries construction workers suffer – has changed little […]

Injuries On The Job

The agency charged with protecting American workers was poised to score a major victory earlier this year. After decades of stagnation and legal battles, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was finally ready to strengthen regulations that prevented exposure to silica and beryllium, moves that, by the agency’s own estimates, would collectively save nearly […]