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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Workers Shoulder Costs of Job Site Injuries According to OSHA Report

    || 1-Jun-2015

    A March report issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, more and more, the costs associated with suffering a workplace injury are falling on the employees themselves. The report highlights how sizeable the burden is which injured employees must bear. It found that only 21 percent of the costs connected to a workplace injury or illness are covered by employer-provided ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Roadblocks Contribute to Inequality

    || 27-Mar-2015

    A worker who suffers an injury or contracts an illness on the job can permanently hinder their potential and that of their entire family. Over three million workers are seriously hurt on the job and thousands more die from workplace accidents every year. With employers contributing less and less to paying the costs of these injuries, the burden falls increasingly on the injured worker, their ...
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  • Vastly Different benefits for Living in Different States

    || 13-Mar-2015

    When two men living less than 100 miles from one another, one in Alabama, the other in Georgia, each lost an arm in workplace accidents, they received very diverse workers’ compensation settlements. Georgia offered the employee over $740,000 over his lifetime while the one from Alabama, just $45,000. These cases are emblematic of how much the state a worker lives in determines how much they ...
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  • Texas Supreme Court Helps Insurance Companies Avoid being Sued

    || 10-Mar-2015

    In February 2015 the state supreme court chose to increase the protections afforded to insurance companies which began with a 1989 ruling that gave the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation the power to oversee insurers accused of bad faith by clients. The recent case unanimously decided against an injured worker who attempted to file a suit against Old Republic Insurance Company for ...
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  • Oil Field Crash in Southern Texas Kills Five & Injures Three

    || 20-Jan-2015

    On Thursday, January 15, 2015, five men were killed on impact after their vehicle caught fire after colliding into a tanker truck carrying crude oil on an oil field highway in South Texas. The accident took place in the center of the fracking field located just southwest of San Antonio. While it has not been confirmed, it is believed that the five men who died were oil field workers. In addition ...
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