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Offshore Oil Rig Accident During Routine Training

Companies know that offshore work can be dangerous. They must take steps through training and accommodations to lower the level of danger that comes with working on an offshore oil rig. Offshore oil rig workers have to undergo specific training (e.g. HUET) in case the helicopter transporting them crashes into the ocean. However, this training … Continued

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How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Take?

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits in Texas can be the simplest way to obtain financial reimbursement for your medical expenses and lost wages after a job-related accident. Although Texas law does not require all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, most do. If you are at the beginning of a workers’ compensation case after a … Continued

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Can You Work While on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation in Texas serves to reimburse injured employees for their medical bills and lost wages so they can focus on recovery without financial strain. Workers’ compensation favors the employee – receiving benefits does not require proving anyone’s fault for the injury or illness. It is also not a requirement for employees to stop working … Continued

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Signed an Arbitration Agreement?

Arbitration clauses are a common part of employment agreements in Texas. If you signed paperwork when you took a new job, there is a chance you unknowingly accepted an arbitration agreement. You might have given up your right to take your employer to court for issues such as discrimination, wage disputes, and wrongful termination. This … Continued

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When to File a Workers Non-Subscriber Lawsuit

If you recently suffered a work-related injury, you may be able to file a claim that will compensate you for your medical bills, pay for your lost wages, and address other costs of your rehabilitation and recovery. However, your avenue for recourse will depend on whether your employer carries workers’ compensation coverage. The Workers’ Compensation … Continued

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America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor came out with its latest report on fatal occupational injuries in December 2016. The report outlined the national census of injuries for the year 2015 (the most recent year data is available). The report showed shocking statistics for fatal on-the-job injuries, an … Continued

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Am I Liable if a Contractor Is Injured in My House?

If you are undertaking a homebuilding project, you may have a significant learning curve in terms of hiring contractors. Contractors come with their own rules, insurance policies, and other considerations when they perform work on a private property. As the homeowner, you have specific legal duties toward your contractors and subcontractors. If a contractor sustains … Continued

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