workers' compensation Archives

Does your employer have to offer workers' compensation?

You likely go to work every day in San Antonio confident that if you were to be injured in an accident while on the job, your employer would take of you (after all, that is what workers' compensation insurance is for, right). Getting the news, then, that your employer does not carry such coverage can be quite jarring. Like most, you probably assumed that all companies are required to carry workers' compensation for their employees. Many states do indeed make such coverage mandatory; is Texas one of them? 

The reality of construction accidents in texas

In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Texas has certainly seen a spike in demand for construction work to make repairs to countless damaged homes. This demand can make tasks incredibly time-sensitive, sending many contractors and workers in the profession into a whirlwind of stress. Along with exhaustion and overwork, this situation can make for a dangerous mix while on the job.

Spreading safety awareness in the roofing industry

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, countless Texans are in need of new homes -- but the task, of course, is easier said than done. For various reasons, including the high demand for contractors, there is now a massive shortage for construction workers in the industry.

Job training may be a workers' compensation benefit

Workplace injuries could leave employees sitting at home wondering if they will ever be able to rejoin the Texas company where they have spent their career thus far. Losing the ability to do that job can be devastating, and the isolation during recovery may be depressing. 

Appealing a denied workers' compensation claim

After an on-the-job injury in Texas, our team at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., understands the strain that dealing with the workers' compensation system may cause for someone who is hurting. Your situation may become even more difficult if your employer or its WC insurance company denies your claim. You do have options for appealing that decision, though.

WC insurance claims reveal high risk for oil and gas workers

The oil and gas industry plays a vital role in the Texas economy, and provides many people with a steady source of work. Those in the oil fields face high on-the-job accident risks, though, and according to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, one of these is motor vehicle accidents. Data indicates that workers in the oil and gas industry face a risk of a motor vehicle crash death that is eight times higher than in other industries. 

Returning to work after an on-the-job injury in Texas

While an employee is recovering from a workplace injury, a doctor may determine that he or she cannot safely perform the former job duties. However, that is not to say that the person is unable to work at all. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, when employees go back to work under medically acceptable conditions as soon as possible, they are less likely to suffer from depression or develop further issues that can hinder recovery.

Workers’ compensation health care networks

If you sustain an injury on the job in San Antonio, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance typically covers the costs of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages while you recover. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., understand the state laws that apply in work-related injury cases, and the protections that are offered to employees who are hurt in the workplace.

An on-the-job death and your right to certain benefits

It is always a tragedy when a workplace accident claims the life of a Texas worker. The loved ones left behind not only have to deal with the emotional trauma that comes with the loss of a family member but will likely also deal with certain financial difficulty as well.

Hearing loss: The silent workplace injury

Maybe you were one of those Texas workers who diligently wore ear protection on the job. Maybe you thought you could handle the noise or even work better without the encumbrance of the earmuffs or plugs. Or you were somewhere in between, wearing the protection when the noise level rose and leaving it in your locker or truck on other days. Now you may regret your choices.

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