workplace injuries Archives

Return-to-work procedures benefit employers and injured workers

When you are injured on the job in Texas and you are unable to perform your regular work duties, you and your employer both suffer. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., have often provided counsel to people who have not fully recovered yet, but are eager to return to work.

Impact when Texas employers opt out of workers' comp

A Texas employer that decides to opt out of the state’s workers’ compensation system is commonly referred to as nonsubscriber. Although injured employees of nonsubscribers cannot file claims with the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation, those employees are still afforded certain statutory safeguards under Texas law, so long as they have not waived those protections in an employment agreement.

Is safety an employer priority? Construction workers say no

The culture on your jobsite determines many aspects of your day-to-day life in Texas. According to a recent survey by the National Safety Council, construction workers across the country believe the companies they work for make productivity the primary value, rather than developing an environment that puts safety first.

Powerline electrocutes workers moving flagpole

When a serious injury accident happens on the job in Texas, it may be difficult to pin down a single trigger for the incident. For example, a person performing a job without proper training may not directly cause things to go awry. However, that could be an influencing factor if something goes wrong and that worker does not know how to handle the circumstances, or if he or she does not have the proper tools to do the job.

Are you using your respirator correctly?

Out in the oil fields, there are a number of airborne hazards that can have a devastating effect on your lungs. Wearing a respirator may be the solution to many of the dangerous inhalants, but the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation warns that this personal protective gear is not a guarantee of safety. In many situations, relying too heavily on your respirator could cause a significant workplace injury.

Understanding acute neck injuries

Regardless of the type of job you do in Texas, a neck injury is a hazard that is always present. While some neck problems develop over time, a sudden trauma may cause you some severe concerns right away. Many workers turn to our team at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., for answers to their questions about what to expect after this type of debilitating event.

What you should know about knee injuries

People in Texas who must stand or walk frequently during the workday rely on several muscles, bones and joints in their legs to provide this mobility, and the knees bear much of the burden. In fact, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons notes that a person’s knee is among the easiest joints to injure, and these injuries send more people to the doctor than most other complaints.

What is considered an occupational disease?

In the state of Texas, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation if you are diagnosed with an illness related to an occupation you held or still hold. One of the things that our attorneys at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., explain to people is what qualifies as a work-related illness.

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