Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment and make deliberate, federally compliant, and coordinated safety efforts to ensure that all precautions are taken to reduce risks to injuries in the work place. Even the most exhaustive of safety plans cannot prevent all workplace injuries if employers do not actually practice the safety they preach.  This is a reality which underscores the importance of emplo...
Workplace injuries happen, and they happen more often when employers do not implement safety programs geared towards reducing the risk of injury. This reality demonstrates the importance of employers providing insurance that covers proper medical treatment and wage payments for employees who have been injured in the course of performing their job duties. Although there are legal risks and repercussions for employers that make...
Sue my employer for the negligence? The short answer is yes, if your employer is a Texas Non-Subscriber and has elected to withdraw from the Texas Worker’s Compensation Program. No one wants to think of the unthinkable—becoming injured due to workplace accident. However, if that has happened to you, what are your legal options? Can you sue your employer for negligence? Are there other options besides taking your employ...
Nadie se despierta y va a trabajar con la  intención de lastimarse en el trabajo. Una lesión o enfermedad es un evento desafortunado, independientemente de cuándo o en donde éste suceda. No trabajar, sentirse enfermo o estar adolorido no tiene nada que ver con el sueño americano. Es más, el tener que soportar una lesión en el trabajo puede ser algo serio y frustrante. Por estas razones, las leyes que están desti...
No one wakes up and goes to work intending to get hurt. An injury or illness is an unfortunate event no matter when or where it occurs. Missing time from work, feeling sick or being in pain plays no part in the American dream. Moreover, sustaining an injury at work can be serious as well as frustrating. For these reasons, laws were passed over a century ago intended to protect the injured worker. Certainly, frustration was ...

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