Are you an older worker in Texas? Learn about workers’ compensation

All workers deserve security and peace of mind at work, especially older workers. The elderly population that still works generally does so out of necessity and, in many cases, has spent many years of their lives working. They, like other workers, have the same rights, but they may be a little more vulnerable to certain […]

Workers’ compensation scenarios

In most cases, workers fully know their duties, but not their rights. Unfortunately, many employers, managers, or people in charge are not interested in protecting the well-being of their subordinates in order to continue maintaining a workflow that benefits them as much as possible. Although this situation is less common, employees must know how to […]

The five things you should do after having a workplace injury 

Occupational accidents and illnesses can occur at any time; therefore, the first thing a worker should know is the protocol to follow in these cases and if their employer is a subscriber to the Worker’s Compensation Program. If your company is a subscriber, in the event of a workplace injury, you should do the following: […]

Role of the treating physician in your workers’ compensation case

Health professionals are a crucial part of the worker’s compensation system. The treating physician is responsible for directing each aspect of the injured worker’s medical care. The opinion contained in their medical reports will influence the employment benefits that the victim may receive. In this way, the treating physician’s role is decisive for the rapid […]

Workers’ Compensation: Is Your Injury or Illness Work-Related?

Work is a fundamental part of our development as human beings and as a society. However, at any time in our lives, there is a possibility that we may suffer an accident at work, an occupational disease, and even a fatality. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA, employers must provide workers with a […]

Returning to work after a workplace injury? | This is what you should know

After suffering an injury, workers of private companies affiliated with the Texas Workers’ Compensation System are subject to Return to Work Programs. In fact, they have a duty to know their responsibilities when these types of events occur. Here we share some of the most important things you need to know about these situations. Return […]

How do I know if I have a workers’ compensation case?

Employers have an obligation to provide their workers with a safe and healthy work environment. They must also have all reasonable and necessary mechanisms and procedures to safeguard the employees’ well-being. However, the possibility of an accident at work will always be latent. Given this reality, workers must have the necessary information to know if […]

Five steps to follow to ensure a safe work environment

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) establishes the fundamental regulations and procedures that employers must follow in order to have a safe and healthy work environment. However, this is a task that requires employers’ and workers’ shared responsibility and commitment. Here are five steps for both parties to follow to achieve this: 1. Know […]

Learn about the most important worker protection laws in Texas!

Texas workers have a set of federal and state laws designed to protect their rights. Among the most important, the following stand out: Fair Labor Standards Law. It contemplates the right of workers to receive a fair and adequate salary for the work they do. In this sense, together with the Texas Minimum Wage Law, […]

Want to know how much workers’ compensation pays in Texas? Discover it here!

Workers of private companies in Texas that subscribe to the Workers’ Compensation Program are entitled to receive paid benefits when victims of an accident, illness, or work-related fatality. Read also: Cases of third parties and non-subscribers. The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is in charge of regulating the payment of the following benefits that insurers must […]