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Texas Legislatures Considering Workers’ Compensation Reforms

A Blue Bell worker who had been with the company for five years was disassembling a machine to clean it when the machine suddenly turned on. The worker, who was also a college student, lost three fingers on his left hand. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Blue Bell for having no program to lock out machines during cleaning…
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Filing a Third Party Claim After Suffering Product Injuries at Work

Our Austin Injury Attorneys Explain Workers Compensation Workers compensation covers employees when they suffer injuries on the job. In most cases, employees cannot sue employers that offer workers compensation, but they can receive benefits for medical bills and some lost wages due to disability. However, some cases may merit a third party claim in addition to the coverage provided by…
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Examples of Third Party Claims

Our Austin Injury Lawyers Explain Workers Comp Laws When an employee suffers an injury at work caused by someone other than a coworker or employer, that employee may be entitled to benefits above and beyond workers compensation. When an employee from another company, contractor, non-worker or defective product causes serious injury, the victim may be eligible for a third party…
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Data says more Texas work-related injuries happen in August

People in Austin, Texas, rely on their jobs as their basic source of household income. Experienced Austin workplace accident attorneys know that employers are responsible for ensuring a safe workplace for their employees, as work-related injuries can cause financial problems for both the employees and the employers. According to Travelers.com, August has the highest reported number of on-the-job injuries based on claims…
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Work-related injuries under scrutiny after Texas plant explosion

For many Austin, Texas, residents, the tragic explosion of a West, Texas, fertilizer plant is one of the most tragic workplace accidents across the United States. The 30 thousand tons of fertilizer exploded and shook the ground with a 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale. The incident claimed 15 lives, 12 of them firefighters. The history of workplace violations of…
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