Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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What Are an Employer’s Duties on Black Friday?

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, an employer has a duty to protect their employees from recognized hazards that could cause serious injuries or death. Some employer responsibilities include: Providing employees with proper safety training for various situations, Actively evaluating workplace conditions, and Establishing health and safety procedures. When crowds increase, employers should enhance these duties to…
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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus and Workers’ Compensation

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is sweeping across the nation. As a result, businesses, airports and community services have shut down. These shutdowns will hopefully help slow the spread of the virus. Yet, many employees still need to go into work to perform their jobs. Healthcare workers, sanitation workers and utility workers are some jobs that cannot stop during…
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Why Are Big Corporations Non-Subscribers to Workers Comp in Texas?

Austin workers comp attorney Aaron Allison explains why many corporations, including big-box retailers like Walmart, are workers comp non-subscribers in Texas. For more information, call (512) 474-8346. Video Transcription: It’s completely a business decision of cost. I’ll give you an example, a Walmart became non-subscriber in 2011 in Texas and what they did before they became a non-subscriber was they…
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If I Already Have a Workers’ Comp Claim, Why Would I Want to Make a Third Party Claim?

Austin workers comp lawyer Aaron Allison explains the difference between a workers comp and third party claim and why you would consider each one. For more information, call (512) 474-8346. Video Transcription: Workers comp only pays a portion of your lost wages. Workers comp pays most of the medical. Under workers comp, in workers comp provides an impairment rating at…
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Is It Illegal for Employers to Retaliate Against an Employee Who Was Injured on the Job?

Is it legal for my employer to retaliate against me if I suffer a work injury? Austin work injury attorney Aaron Allison discusses employee retaliation. For more information, call (512) 474-8346. Video Transcription: Under Texas employment law, an employer can’t retaliate against you because of an on-the-job injury. If an employer terminates you for being injured on the job, that’s…
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