Can People Seek Compensation for Zika Infections?

By now I'm sure you've heard that term; Zika is the latest mosquito-borne disease to strike fear into our hearts, following the grand tradition of West Nile, yellow and dengue fevers, and malaria. While its impact on generally healthy adults seems to be minimal--outside of exceptionally rare cases of Zika-related Guillain-Barre Syndrome--it's still undoubtedly unpleasant,...

Workplace Accident Analysis: College Station, TX

We write a lot about accidents at Grossman Law--not just vehicular crashes, but all kinds. Though I wish I weren't able to say this, there's never a shortage of tragedies to report: Product malfunctions, commercial trucking crashes, and workplace injuries happen daily across our nation. Even though our attorneys generally keep the closest eye on...

Loading Dock Accidents Are Entirely Preventable

It's often said that complacency causes injuries. People let their guard down, or they stop following rules they know they should follow and someone gets hurt. But perhaps the worst example of this is when people talk about highly preventable accidents as if they're some phenomenon that's destined to occur, and there's no way around...

A Crash Course in Texas Work Injury Law

What's this all about? Texas' work injury laws are more complex than that of any other state. Why? Because there are actually three different sets of rules that can potentially apply to an injured worker (or to the family of a deceased worker) depending upon the specifics of the accident in question. As you can...

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,...

Client Stories: Grossman Law Office Takes on Pilgrim’s Pride in Wrongful Death Case

Grossman Law Office was able to help the family of a deceased employee gain closure after we represented them in arbitration against Pilgrim's Pride. The accident happened as Jimmy B. was working at the Pilgrim's Pride processing plant and was run over by an 18 wheeler that was backing up into a loading dock at...

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: 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...