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Workers Beware – Employers Are Allowed to Require Very, Very Dangerous Work

An Angry Superintendent, a Lost Leg, and an Utter Disregard for Safety

amputationTyler Lee was a superintendent for a major construction company, observing one of his crews trying to lift an auger that had been deeply placed into the earth but wouldn’t budge. Chris Miller, another superintendent on the job, was managing the effort without success. According to the description of the facts in the appeals court ruling, Miller was enraged that the auger was stuck and knew that failure to release the deeply embedded auger would result in days of lost time, money, and trust.

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Oh Deer – White Tailed Buck Trashes Dallas Area Insurance Office

deer trashes insurance officeFootage was recently obtained by Abbott & Associates showing a male white tail deer doing its best to destroy an insurance office in Frisco, Texas. The invasion took place this past summer, but footage was only released earlier this month. There are no indications that the deer injured anyone, but if there had been injuries, Abbott & Associates LLC would have been there to provide information and help for the victims. We’ll just chalk this up to good luck… or bad luck, depending on the way you look at it.

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Houston Comp Lawyer Wins Against Lying Employer

DECEMBER 2017 – Workers’ compensation attorney Joseph Bedoy secured a complete victory for his client at trial, after the employer did everything possible to prevent the injured worker from obtaining income benefits and medical care for a serious eye injury suffered in the course and scope of his employment.

After injuring his eye, the employee notified his employer, who immediately tried to sweep the injury under the rug by paying for the employee’s medical bills using company funds, rather than turning over the claim to the workers’ compensation insurance company, as required. Based on a review of the facts leading up to trial, Bedoy states the employer became irritated when the medical bills began to significantly grow. Realizing that the injury was more significant than originally hoped, and following the insistence of the injured employee, the employer eventually filed a claim with the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

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Best Workers’ Comp Advice – Protect Yourself

It is extremely important that you protect yourself from the insurance carrier and insurance carrier doctors when you file for workers’ compensation.  Once you report an injury to your employer, your employer should notify its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. ...

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Can A Workers Comp Private Investigator Follow Me?

You just left physical therapy and are headed home and you notice a car following you. He turns into your neighborhood and parks across the street from your house. No one gets out. You get out of your car and go inside and don’t think twice. As an injured worker don’t...

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Texas Workers’ Comp Employee Benefits

Do you know if you are receiving the proper amount of weekly Texas Workers Comp Employee Benefits from the Insurance Carrier? If you are not receiving $938.00 in Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs) you need to contact a Texas Workers’ Comp attorney immediately because...

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Company Doctors in Workers’ Compensation Cases

If you get injured on the job, more than likely your employer sent you to a doctor to get examined and to receive initial treatment for your injuries. Many injured workers are obviously thankful for what they see as their employer extending help to them and looking...

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