Texas Workers’ Compensation News
Although the Texas Department of Criminal Justice listed Eric Johnson’s Death as “in the line of duty”, the State Office of Risk Management denied his surviving family’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits by saying his death did “not occur within the course and scope of his employment”.
Nikki Boyd recently scored a big win against a corrupt employer and the insurance company after denying workers’ compensation benefits based on the employer’s lies and intimidation of the injured employee. Nikki represented a client who hired our firm after suffering a severe hand injury on the job. The employer immediately pressured the injured worker to say he slammed his hand in a door at home, when in fact, his hand was crushed at work.
Coworkers who share common interests and spend a significant amount of time together may feel an attraction to one another. However, the reality is that while such relationships are not good for organizations, companies can’t prevent these relationships from happening. So instead of trying to prevent romantic relationships, they should counsel their employees on a professional approach.
Alpha Mars, a Houston manufacturer was busted for defrauding the state of Texas in a wide workers’ compensation fraud scheme that resulted in a $250,000 fine to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a state-owned workers’ comp insurance company. The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the fraud and penalty earlier this month, and said the fraud spanned a period of more than four years and was designed to save the company money in workers’ comp premiums.
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