Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Newsletters

What to Do If You Are Hurt on the MetroRail

As the city of Austin continues to experience rapid population growth, some hope that the city will choose to expand its public transportation system to meet the demands of its residents. Austin is now considering a proposition to create an urban rail, which will increase the coverage of its MetroRail system. Ideally, this will make travel through the city more…
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What Happens If an Uber or Lyft Driver Is Hurt on the Job?

Our Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney Discusses Options for Independent Contractors Injured at Work Unfortunately for many people, if they’re hurt on the job, even through no fault of their own, they might not be able to get any help from their employer, because they’re not classified as an employee. That is the struggle many independent contractors, such as Uber and…
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What Do New Workers’ Comp Disciplinary Actions Mean for Texas Workers?

Austin Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Workers’ Comp Violations The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has recently released information about fines levied against companies that failed to provide health care and workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers. In the first ten months of 2014, the DWC has issued nearly $1.8 million in penalties, mostly to insurance carriers. Healthcare providers, employers and…
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What Businesses in Texas are Workers Comp Nonsubscribers?

Our Austin Injury Attorneys Assist with Workers Compensation Claims Texas law permits employers to opt out of workers compensation, often in favor of alternative policies. These companies, known as nonsubscribers, often provide limited or no benefits to their injured and disabled employees, but injured employees may sue these nonsubscribing employers to receive compensation. Employees of companies that have workers compensation…
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