Category Archives: Slip and Fall Accidents

News about slip and fall accidents, premises liability, injuries, settlements, verdicts and compensation

Can I Hire an Attorney During a Dispute Resolution?

In Texas, workers’ compensation disputes are handled through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). This process is in place in an attempt to avoid having workers’ comp cases in courtrooms. Although you may think you do not need a lawyer, remember that you are allowed to have one with you during this process. An experienced attorney…
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What Should You Know About Fatal Occupational Injuries?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a preliminary report on fatal work-related injuries for 2013. This information will be helpful in making industries safer for workers. Below, the BLS provides some of the key findings for worker fatalities in the U.S. for 2013: There were 4,405 fatal work injuries, which is lower than the 4,628 fatalities that were recorded…
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What Should an Employer Do After an Employee Is Injured?

We have always stressed that it is the responsibility of employers to ensure the safety of their employees. When a worker is injured, an employer must follow certain reporting requirements. The steps an employer takes depends on whether it has workers’ compensation coverage or is a nonsubscriber. For employers that have workers’ compensation coverage, or are certified self-insurers, or part…
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