Are Oil Companies Looking Out for Their Workers?

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With an increase in offshore drilling comes an increase in oil worker injuries. This is further discussed in the article Substandards for Overworked Oil Workers Are Common in the Industry.  The pursuit of profits by the oil industry is also further discussed in here. Houston, Texas Attorney Michael Tilton discusses the responsibilities that the oil companies have […]

What Do You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries?

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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Are You a Victim? Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often affect people without them even knowing about it. A seemingly minor injury, like a concussion suffered during a game of football, can actually have permanent effects. Denver attorney David Klibaner works with victims of TBIs. He knows how victims can detect them, […]

What Should You Do If You Are Injured Working in an Oil Field?

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Oil Field Injuries Demand Experienced Legal Help Working in the oil industry presents several dangers for the workers. If all the regulations are followed and the site is properly supervised and managers, everything should go smoothly. This, unfortunately, is not always the case. Michael Callahan is a Houston attorney who helps oil field workers injured on […]

DC Injured Workers: What To Do if Your Employer is Self-Insured

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How do injury claims work in DC if your employer is self-insured? As attorney David Schloss explains, in DC, these claims are treated equally under the law, whether your employer is self-insured or has insurance with a carrier. You may also be able to bring a lawsuit against a third party responsible for your injuries. […]

Does a Workers Comp Case Need a Medical Care Analysis?

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In certain workers’ comp claims and cases, a medical care analysis may be necessary. If you have been hurt in a workplace accident, even if you expect to receive workers’ comp, speak to a qualified attorney to make sure all your bases are covered. There may be additional avenues of relief that you are unaware […]

Can I Get Workers Comp if My Employer is Self-Insured?

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After a workplace accident, most employees may be required to file for workers’ compensation through the employer. However, what if the employer is self-insured? Anyone hurt in a work accident should speak to a lawyer to ensure all legal options are considered and the injured person receives any and all avenues for financial compensation. This […]

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Workers’ Comp Claim in Louisiana?

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While you do not need a lawyer to make a workers’ comp claim, it is always a good idea to at least speak to an attorney to obtain some legal advice about your claim. If you suffered a serious injury where you may be permanently disabled, of if a family member died in a work […]

What Should a Construction Worker Do After a Forklift Accident?

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Construction workers hurt on the job should always speak to an attorney, even if they are to receive workers comp. There may be additional avenues for relief over and beyond workers comp benefits.

Can I Get Workers Comp for a Back Injury?

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In most workers’ comp cases, there has to be a specific “accident” that took place to gain benefits. However, a back injury does not need an “accident,” only a specific traumatic event. For example, lifting a box as part of your job duties that throws out your back is not thought of as an “accident,” […]

Can Construction Workers Who are Independent Contractors Get Workers Comp?

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When a construction worker is injured in an accident, he or she may be entitled to workers comp. But what if the worker is an independent contractor? You still have options. Anyone hurt on the job should review the situation with a qualified attorney.

Can a Workers’ Comp Claim Dispute Go to Mediation?

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If an employee is denied a workers’ comp claim, mediation may be an option to resolve the issues. In this video, a workers’ comp lawyer explains the mediation process.

Can a Workers' Comp Claim Dispute Go to Mediation?

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If an employee is denied a workers’ comp claim, mediation may be an option to resolve the issues. In this video, a workers’ comp lawyer explains the mediation process.

Can an Independent Contract Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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Generally, independent contractors might not be able to receive workers’ comp benefits from an employer. However, there may be certain situations where an independent contractor is misclassified, and is actually performing the work of a regular employee. If you are injured as an independent contractor, have your situation reviewed at no cost by a workers’ […]