Work Injuries & Workers Compensation in Texas

Work Injuries & Workers Compensation in Texas

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Can you sue your employer for your injuries if they have Texas Workers' Compensation.

I have a lot of clients in Texas that come see me when they are severely injured at work asking if they can sue their employer for the injuries they receive. Texas is unique in that it ...
Jul 08, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 5 min read

If your employer has its 'own work injury plan' or no workers' compensation then they are liable for employees injuries if they are negligent even if the employee knew of the danger (in non slip and fall - premesis liability)

Non-Subscribers—Tort Liability for Work-Related Accidents—Failure to Provide Necessary Instrumentalities—Employee Knowledge of Risk—Advance Tire and Wheels, LLC v. Enshikar, 527 S.W.3d 4...
Jul 05, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 3 min read

Judge must review video before excluding its use at trial.

Texas Supreme Court provides guidance on video use in workers’ comp case When can video footage serve as evidence in a personal-injury suit that arises from a workplace accident? That...
Mar 13, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 3 min read

​Employee Benefits Plans—Accidental Injury v. Sickness

Employee Benefits Plans—Accidental Injury v. Sickness. Ramirez v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 872 F.3d 721 (5th Cir. 2017)—In Texas, employers can opt out of workers’ compensation, an...
Jan 22, 2018 Mr. Roger Davie 1 min read

If your Workers' Compensation carrier wrongly criminally prosecutes you for Insurance Fraud the Texas Supreme Court says you have no remedy

Glen Johnson was horribly burned in a smelter explosion. As part of his rehab he was given a membership to a gym to help with his injuries. The gym had swipe cards but because of Johns...
Mar 03, 2015 Mr. Roger Davie 2 min read

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