Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: Employee or Independent Contractor?

I can't tell you how many times I've gotten calls from injured workers (whose employers are non-subscriber to workers' comp) who tell me that their bosses are denying any compensation because they're "independent contractors." In this blogpost, I'm going to break down exactly what an independent contractor actually is in the eyes of the law,...

Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: Do I sue my boss, the company, or both?

We got a non-subscriber work injury call from a Lubbock resident who'd been hurt pretty badly while working for a sizable company. While we won't get into any details, of course, his question was more or less this: "I want to file a lawsuit to recover money for my hospital bills and anything else I'm...

Car Accident FAQ: Should I wait until I’m healed before talking to a lawyer?

After a serious car accident, victims have a lot to deal with. They've got to find transportation while their cars are being prepared, explain to their bosses why they've missed some work, and deal with the fear and trauma after such a terrible collision. Plus, they're dealing with important medical issues. We've seen car accident...

Car Accident FAQ: How can I get medical treatment?

After being injured in a car wreck, your first inclination is to go to the doctor. That's good. Getting a big settlement in your case does you no good if you are still in poor health afterwards. However, many of our clients don't have the means to get all of the medical attention that they...

Car Accident FAQ: I was driving to or from work when I got hit. Can I sue my employer?

During any morning or afternoon rush hour, the roads are inevitably clogged with people trying to get to or from work. While this is generally only an annoyance, it can also become quite dangerous. First, you've got people rushing to work or trying to get home to do things like take a kid to soccer...

Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: If I’m injured on the job, can my boss fire me?

I got a call from the victim of a workplace accident in Houston. She was pretty banged up after the incident, and she hadn't gone back to work yet. Her question to me was a common one: "My employer didn't have workers' comp [meaning they're a non-subscriber]. Can I get fired just because I was...

Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: What if I have prior injuries?

Many of us have been injured or have some health condition. Maybe you were hurt playing sports in high school, or have had diabetes for most of your life. Oftentimes, clients who've been hurt in workplace accidents are concerned that their employer will claim that, because their complaints are the result of a pre-existing condition,...

Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: What if my injury is minor?

A friend of mine from Austin called with a work injury question: his sister worked for a non-subscriber and had recently received several cuts to her hand while on the job. Fortunately, the cuts weren't especially serious---no tendons or bones were affected. Initially, the woman's employer thought they had workers' comp insurance, but it turned...