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Will Texas Workers’ Compensation Law Change Soon?

Recently, the Oklahoma Supreme Court decided to strike down opt-out provision from the state’s workers’ compensation law. An “opt-out” provision allows employer to refuse to participate in the state’s workers’ compensation program. Now, Texas is the only state in the U.S. that allows private companies to opt out of the state-run workers’ compensation system and create their own benefit plans…
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Are Texas Opt Out Laws Creating a “Pathway to Poverty?”

An injured worker recently settled with her company that had previously denied her workers’ compensation for medical care and lost wages after she was injured on the job. She was injured while working at an Oklahoma homeless shelter last year while trying to protect a mentally disabled man who was being attacked by another client. The company that operates the…
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Why Employees Can’t Afford to Fall Down While Working in Texas

A worker from Waco was unloading his truck in San Antonio more than two years ago when a bundle of PVC pipes slipped and forced the worker to the ground. The worker felt a pop in his knee and the pipes rolled onto him one by one. He thinks his boot caught onto a rivet when he fell, which caused…
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