How Much is Your Compensation after an Injury?

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After an injury, you may have the right to compensation or benefits. If your injury happens at work and your employer participates in workers' compensation, you'll get medical benefits, death benefits, disability benefits, and wage loss benefits.   You can't file a personal injury claim against an employer who participates in workers' comp.  However, if other parties were to blame, like machine manufacturers or any other non-employer, you can make a civil case for monetary damages. If you were … [Read more...]

Does Federal Law Limit Trucker Hours to Prevent Drowsy Driving Crashes?

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Truck drivers are expected to obey rules that have been set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  A truck driver who does not obey the rules can be presumed negligent. If his negligence is the direct cause of a motor vehicle collision, crash victims can file an injury lawsuit to recover compensation.   Some of the most important rules that exists for truck drivers are the rules limiting the number of hours that a trucker can drive his vehicle. These rules aim to … [Read more...]

Are Expert Witnesses Necessary to Prove Fault in a Truck Accident Case?

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After a truck accident has occurred, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can prove the truck driver was negligent, you can obtain monetary damages from the driver. You may also be able to obtain compensation from the trucking company. Truck drivers are agents of the employers they work for, and agents are responsible for actions of employees on-the-job.   A Houston injury lawyer can help you to determine who to take legal action against. In order to successfully make a damage claim, you … [Read more...]

What Do I Do If My Family Member Passed Away While Collecting Workers’ Comp Benefits

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A workplace accident or illness can have a devastating impact on an employee’s ability to work.  Many people who get badly hurt or sick because of their job duties are able to make a workers’ compensation claim and receive medical coverage and disability benefits. Whether an injured worker can make a claim or not depends upon whether his employer has opted into workers’ compensation and on whether it can be demonstrated that the injuries or illness was work-related.   When a worker is receiving … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston?

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If you have sustained an injury, Texas law may entitle you to receive compensation. Whether you can get compensation or not depends upon how the injury happened and whether you can prove some other person, company, or entity was responsible for harming you.  If your loved one was killed, you may also be entitled to receive monetary damages.    When you believe you may be entitled to money for personal injury or wrongful death losses, you need a personal injury lawyer in Houston to review your … [Read more...]

Can You Change Your Mind After a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

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In Texas, you may make a workers’ compensation claim in situations where your injury or illness is work related. You are eligible for workers’ comp benefits if your employer opted into the workers’ compensation system and if you can show your injury happened due to your job. If you are covered by workers’ comp, you can’t sue your employer but could sue a third party non-employer whose negligence was the cause of injury.   In some situations, disputes arise regarding whether you should receive … [Read more...]

Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Come to a Widow After Death?

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After a worker has passed away, a widow should be eligible to receive death benefits. It is important to understand the requirements associated with receiving these benefits so you can have the income coming in that you need in order to pay your bills and take care of your family.   The loss of someone you love is devastating, and the last thing you need is to worry about paperwork and dealing with workers' comp insurers- especially if there are any problems or if the insurer does not accept … [Read more...]

What if I Suffer a Re-injury After Settling a Workers’ Comp Claim?

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When you settle a workers' compensation claim, you are no longer eligible to receive any benefits arising out of the same injury. However, this does not mean that your future workers' compensation benefits will be affected if you get hurt again.   If you suffer a re-injury after settling a workers' comp claim, you should still be entitled to receive treatment for the new damage that was done to your body as well as disability benefits if you are not able to work.  The workers' compensation … [Read more...]

What are Common Causes of Texas Trucking Accidents?

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Truck accidents can cause serious and often fatal injuries to motorists in other vehicles, as well as to people on bikes, motorcycles, or on foot. Truck drivers are required to have a professional license to ensure they know how to operate the large vehicles that they are entrusted with. Truck drivers and trucking companies are also bound by a variety of state and federal rules and regulations, including those set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.   Despite best efforts to try … [Read more...]