workplace injuries Archives

Examining the extent of workplace falls

For those who are of a working age in San Antonio, falls may be the last thing they view as being a threat to their safety at work. Except for those whose jobs force them to work from heights, most professionals likely believe that only children or the elderly are at risk of being injured in a fall. These people may be shocked to learn just how devastating a seemingly innocuous ground-level fall may be, and how great of a toll such accidents take on the American workforce every year. 

What rights do I have if I suffer an injury on the job?

If you experience an injury while working in Texas, there is a good chance you have plenty of rights under Texas’ Workers’ Compensation program. This can be so even if you were somewhat negligent and largely caused your own injury.

Both sudden and subtle health problems may be job related

Whether you can point to a specific moment when you were injured at your Texas workplace, or you gradually began to suspect that something was wrong, you may be eligible for assistance in paying for the medical expenses caused by the health problem. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., often provide representation to workers whose employers did not protect their rights to a safe workplace.

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.

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