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What if you get Covid -19 (Coronavirus) while at work? Can you sue your employer or file a claim for Workers Compensation?

Workers’ compensation law provides no-fault coverage for work-related accidents and “occupational disease.” However, unlike other states, Texas allows employers to opt-out of workers’ compensation law. If the employer has Texas workers’ compensation insurance then generally they cannot be sued for their own negligence in failing to protect the employee from infection. But if the employer …

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You get Covid-19 (Coronavirus) at work and Texas workers’ compensation denies your claim. What are your rights?

If you were infected with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) at work you probably think that Texas Workers’ Compensation will cover you. Or if you are the wife/husband (spouse), parent, or child of someone who died as a result of being infected with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) you probably think that Texas Workers’ Compensation will cover you. You may be …

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Employee Paid Leave Rights from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

For the first time in US history, the Federal Government as authorized paid sick leave for certain employees. This law will only last until December 31, 2020. Generally, the Act provides that employees of covered employers are eligible for: Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the …

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If you get COVID-19 are you entitled to Texas Workers’ Compensation benefits and if not, can you sue your employer.

What are your rights if you get Coronavirus (COVID-19) at work in Texas. Will Texas Workers’ Compensation system cover you if you get COVID -19 (Coronavirus) at work. Will your wife/husband be taken care of if they die from COVID – 19 (coronavirus) at work? If Texas Workers’ Compensation denies your claim is your employer …

If you get COVID-19 are you entitled to Texas Workers’ Compensation benefits and if not, can you sue your employer. Read More »

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