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Author Archives: Matt Lewis

What To Do After An Auto Accident

  There are between 5 and 6 million auto accidents a year in the United States.  In Texas alone, almost 300,000 people are injured each year in auto accidents.  If you are involved in an auto accident, there are a few keys steps that you need to follow to make your experience run smoother. Document […]

The Ultimate Survival Guide For Texas Injured Workers: Everything You Need To Know To Beat Insurance Companies At Their Games

I have represented injured workers in the Texas workers’ compensation system for over 20 years now.  I’ve seen a little bit of everything that can possibly happen to someone fighting to establish a workers’ comp claim. The workers’ comp system in Texas is stacked against injured workers.  All of the equities built into the new […]

Texas Workers’ Compensation: When You Get Released From Medical Care Too Soon

The Texas Workers’ Compensation system has continued to evolve since 1991 when the laws were changed.  Unfortunately, many of the changes affecting medical treatment have more to do with controlling costs for the insurance company rather than actual quality of care for the injured worker. One of the biggest complaints we hear from our clients […]

What Is Course And Scope Of Employment In A Texas Workers’ Comp Case?

What Does Course And Scope of Employment mean? Course and scope of employment is defined in the Texas Labor Code as an activity of any kind or character that has to do with and originates in the work, business, trade, or profession of the employer and that is performed by an employee while engaged in […]

Choosing A Treating Doctor For Your Texas Workers’ Comp Claim

  One of the most important decisions you will make after a work injury is the choice of a treating doctor.  The treating doctor is in charge of your treatment plan, your work status, and whether or not you have reached maximum medical improvement.  It’s important to pick a doctor that tries to heal and […]

Was Your Texas Workers Compensation Claim Denied Because Of Alcohol Intoxication?

You’ve heard of winning on a technicality before, right?  Intoxication is one of those technicalities that allows insurance companies to automatically beat you out of your workers’ comp claim. If the insurance company can prove that you got hurt during a time that you were intoxicated from the use of alcohol, they win.  This comes […]

Work Injury Caused By An Act Of God – Is It Covered?

Sometimes work injuries happen due to the violence of nature.  Lightning, tornadoes, floods, and such can all cause injuries.  Texas workers’ compensation law states that if an injury occurs simply as an act of God, then it is not covered under workers’ comp insurance.  Insurance companies can deny these claims.  But that doesn’t mean that […]

What Happens At The Social Security Disability Hearing?

The social security disability hearing is where everything flips in your favor.  Through the application process and the request for reconsideration, statistics indicate that you will likely be denied.  However, at the hearing level, statistics show a much better chance of winning an approval of benefits. At this stage, you get to talk to a […]

Can I Work And Still Get Social Security Disability?

So many people have physical or mental conditions that severely limit their ability to work.  They work a little, just to get by, but they can’t do what they used to do.  They can’t work for the hours they used to work.  They might even be getting disability already, but they want to do a […]

How To File A Texas Workers’ Comp Claim

When you have a work-related injury in Texas, you have to file notice of your injury with the Division of Workers’ Compensation within one year from the date of your injury. There is a form to fill out – it’s called a DWC-41. It asks for your contact info and a description of how you […]


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