Why is a Catastrophic Injury Case Different from a Typical Personal Injury Case?

Most cases involving bodily injuries are a serious matter because even short-term injuries like sprains and strains can dramatically affect a person’s life.  Such bodily injury cases require people to seek medical treatment, incur medical costs, cause them to suffer physical pain and impairment, and may cause them to lose income.  The duration of medical treatment in such cases are usually limited to a year or less.  Read More

Should You Be Classified as an Hourly Worker Instead of Salaried?

Perhaps the most well-known benefit of earning an hourly wage (versus salaried) is the (supposed) eligibility to receive overtime pay, which, as most everyone knows, is 1.5 times the regular rate of pay. Workers who are eligible for overtime receive this rate whenever they work more than 40 hours in a week.  However, a common myth is that no salaried workers are eligible to receive overtime pay. The real question Read More

Third Parties Who May Be Liable in a Workplace Injury

Unlike most other states, Texas does not require employers doing business inside the state to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Texas is nearly unique in not requiring workers’ compensation insurance. A business that doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance is known as a “non-subscriber.” If your employer does carry workers’ compensation insurance and you are injured or become ill due to your job, you have Read More

Explaining Tip Credits

It is fairly common knowledge that the current federal minimum wage is $7.25, which has remained unchanged since 2009. Some states and large cities have higher minimum wages (Seattle currently holds the nation’s top spot at $15.45), but Texas is not one of them. The state follows the federal minimum rate. For tipped employees, though, the minimum wage becomes a little more complicated. This blog will take a look at Read More

Is Your Employer a Non-Subscriber to Workers’ Compensation?

After you have a serious on-the-job injury, your life will significantly change, at least in the immediate future. In severe cases, you could lose certain physical functionalities for life. In the aftermath of a workplace injury, you have so much to worry about: medical bills, lost wages, your physical and emotional recovery, and so much more. On top of all that, you have to determine whether or not your employer Read More

Business Interruption Insurance During COVID-19

Most businesses are doing everything they can to survive this severe economic downturn brought on by COVID-19. While the federal government and many state governments have been offering various tax credits and benefits to help the private sector, many are questioning whether the private sector itself will be of assistance; specifically, whether business interruption insurance will cover losses due to stay-at-home Read More

Hurt in a Trucking Accident? You Need a Different Type of Lawyer

A serious accident involving large trucks is, in almost every way, more complex than routine car accidents. The injuries are usually more catastrophic, which increases the amount of damages received by the victims. Because trucking companies are required to carry commercial insurance, they are financially equipped to fight back against claims. For these reasons and ones we lay out below, it is crucial that you find Read More

3 Possible Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Violations

Large corporations such as The Walt Disney Company and Walmart Inc. have had to pay millions due to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. The FLSA, enacted in 1938 and updated since, established the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour), protocols for paying employees overtime, youth employment standards, and record-keeping requirements.  This law is critical in ensuring employees are being Read More

4 Parties Who Could be Held Liable for a Truck Accident

The pain and stress over ordinary vehicle accidents are significant enough, but the complexity and seriousness of accidents are compounded when an 18-wheeler or tractor trailer is involved. Vehicles that can weigh up to 40 tons when fully loaded present a great amount of danger to those on the roadway, and Texas consistently rates as one of the most deadly states for truck crashes. In an accident involving an Read More

How Can I Get Compensated for an Accident at Work?

Getting injured while on the job is still unfortunately a very real possibility today despite safety laws now required of employers at the state and federal level. If an employee is injured on the job, there may be a safety net in place, such as workers’ compensation, to help the injured person get necessary treatment and receive financial help. However, not all employers participate in the Texas Workers’ Read More