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  • What Are My Rights After a Work Injury in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Jul-2017

    Private employers in Texas are not required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees. However, they must notify all employees of the coverage they do or do not provide. If you are injured at your workplace, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, depending on the situation. The Texas Office of ...
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  • Electrocution Hazards at the Workplace

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Oct-2016

    Anyone can be harmed by electricity in unsafe circumstances, but some individuals are at greater risk than others, especially those in a work environment that exposes them to these dangers on a regular basis. This includes maintenance staff, engineers, electricians, professionals who work with electricity directly, and anyone who may work on construction sites. Even office workers who may work ...
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  • Workplace Injuries Increase in the Summer

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Jul-2016

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more workers are injured in June, July, and August than during any other time of the year. In fact, one report found that nearly 3,300 workers are injured each day in June. Most of these accidents are the result of a lack of oversight and a lack of enforcement of critical safety procedures and OSHA safety standards. According to statistics, most ...
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  • The Truth About Work-Injury Coverage in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-May-2016

    Santiago Arias’ Struggle to Recover Benefits Santiago Arias lives in Mexico City after stints as an undocumented worker in Texas. In the first he lost a finger; in the second an eye; and in the third, a construction accident at a demolition site left him paralyzed. He fell 20 feet through a concrete rooftop that he and others were dismantling by hand while standing on the weakened roof ...
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  • Texas Construction Site Collapses, Worker Dies in Trench

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2013

    A man who worked for Municipal District Services died in a trench of mud and dirt on Dec. 5. According to officials with the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department, the worker was called to the location after CenterPoint accidentally hit a water main while working on a gas line. Despite the efforts of rescue workers after the trench collapse, the search turned into a recovery effort. ...
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