Texas Workers’ Compensation News

Izzak Banda Wins Income Benefits and Medical Care for Terminated Injured Worker

Injured Worker RightsIn a case that highlights the dedication and perseverance of our legal team, Texas Workers’ Compensation attorney Izzak Banda successfully secured income benefits and medical treatment for his client after a grueling battle with Acadia Insurance Company, the employer’s insurance carrier. This case serves as a testament to the importance of thorough legal representation against unjust denials of workers’ compensation claims.

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Attorney Nikki Miller Wins Brain Injury Battle Against Sentry Casualty

Injured Worker RightsBrain injury cases are often considered to be some of the most difficult to win in the Texas Workers’ Compensation realm. Nikki Miller, a senior associate at Abbott, Clay & Bedoy LLC, recently emerged victorious in a grueling legal battle against Sentry Casualty Insurance Company, a major insurance carrier who refused to cover damages related to a work-related head injury. This victory not only highlights the relentless fight of injured workers but also underscores the extraordinary efforts of their tireless legal advocates.

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Workers’ Compensation in the Rio Grande Valley: Protecting Our Essential Workforce

Workers' Comp in The Rio Grande ValleyThe Rio Grande Valley, known as “The Valley,” is a dynamic region in South Texas that plays a crucial role in the state’s economy. Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico inland, this area is a bustling hub of industrial activity, including manufacturing, refining, agriculture, and more.

The cities of Brownsville, McAllen, Edinburg, Harlingen, Pharr, Weslaco, Mission, and Port Isabel each contribute to the Valley’s economic vitality. However, with this industrial growth comes an increased risk of workplace injuries, making workers’ compensation a critical aspect of employee welfare.

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Texas Construction Worker Files $1M Negligence Lawsuit Against Builder and Contractor

Injured construction workerA Texas construction worker has filed a non-subscriber negligence lawsuit against Charter Custom Homes Corporation and Carrillo Quality Painting, Inc. The lawsuit, filed on May 13, 2024, in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, seeks substantial damages for injuries he sustained while working on a construction site. His employer was not covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

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Texas Mutual Reports Nearly 6% Increase in Severe Injuries in 2023

Injured Worker RightsRising Workplace Risks: A Call to Action for Safety and Awareness As we dive into another busy workweek, it’s crucial to stay informed about the growing risks in our workplaces. Texas Mutual recently released a report highlighting a nearly 6% increase in severe injuries in 2023 compared to the previous year. This alarming trend underscores the importance of safety measures and awareness across various industries, particularly for those in high-risk jobs. Texas Mutual Insurance Company is not only the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Texas but also one of the most formidable adversaries for claimants.

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Bad Faith in Texas Workers’ Compensation Extent of Injury Cases

Extent of Injury DisputesIn 2015, the Texas Supreme Court handed down a ruling that significantly shifted the balance of power in workers’ compensation cases, greatly favoring insurance carriers. This decision has had far-reaching consequences, particularly in Extent of Injury (EOI) disputes, leading to systematic abuse by carriers and severe impacts on the lives of injured workers.

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