Guide on what to do if you were injured at work

If you are a regular worker in the State of Texas and have suffered an injury at your workplace, there is a workers’ compensation insurance program. This program is regulated by the State and offers you health care benefits and economic benefits, either for illnesses or injuries at work. Most importantly, this compensation program is […]

Vocational Rehabilitation / What is it and how to take advantage of it?

Vocational rehabilitation are services that help injured or disabled people return to work, which may include a vocational evaluation, general skills enhancement, counseling, refresher training, job searches, and job accommodations or modifications. By law, Houston vocational rehabilitation agencies must collaborate with companies to identify people who may need services, if you require it, it is […]

What is the division of workers’ compensation, and how can it help you?

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is an insurance program that provides payment and medical benefits for work-related injuries. There are jobs that require more strength and attention because of how delicate they are; however, if an accident occurs, every worker is entitled to help from their employer or their insurance company. Therefore, it is […]

How do I choose a treating doctor for my workers’ compensation case?

If you’ve had an accident involving an injury at your workplace, one of the first things you’re likely to do is see a doctor for proper treatment. But when this happens, many questions arise. One of them is what role does a doctor play in a workers’ compensation case? Or, how can a doctor influence […]

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 […]