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Category Archives: Workers Comp

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 […]

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 […]

How To Deal With A Nurse Case Manager

Adjusters like to assign nurse case managers on workers’ compensation claims.  Insurance companies will tell you that a nurse case manager is assigned to your case to help you get the treatment you need faster.  There are one or two out there that might do that, but almost all of them work against you, not […]

Texas Workers’ Compensation Benefits And Travel

Workers’ Comp Injuries On Business Trips In Texas, if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, then you are generally covered for all injuries that occur while you are traveling on behalf of your employer.  If your job requires you to go out of town, you will likely be covered if you are injured during that […]

What is a “Causation Letter”?

A lack of causation evidence is the single biggest reason injured workers lose cases in Contested Case Hearings.  Causation is a fancy legal word that covers everything related to proving that your injuries were caused by your work accident.  Insurance companies will often accept liability for something simple, like a sprain or strain, but not […]


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