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Widow Denied Workers’ Comp Death Benefits – Why?

Her husband died in a car accident while driving to deliver documents to his employer. But Texas courts have said that she is not eligible for workers’ comp death benefits. Why? The worker was employed with Bryant Electric Inc., an electrical contractor. As he drove to his office to deliver timesheets before heading to a worksite, he was struck by…
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Why Did the Texas Supreme Court Reverse a Workplace Injury Verdict?

Earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court held that a BNSF Railway worker waited too long to file a workplace injury suit after he found out his spinal cord injury was work-related, reversing a $1.9 million judgment. The court ruled that the worker, who sued BNSF Railway Co. in 2007 under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and the Locomotive Inspection Act, should…
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Why was this Austin Company Fined by OSHA?

An Austin company fined by OSHA is facing serious penalties after a workplace accident. Genesis Today Inc. is facing a $56,000 fine for safety violations after a worker lost a hand in one of the company’s machines. Injured in a workplace accident? Workplace injuries happen every day. Although many employees enjoy the benefit of workers’ compensation when they get hurt at work,…
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