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...

Client Stories: Car Accident Brain Injury Case

When Nolan B. turned 2, his parents began to notice that he was having problems, both physically and mentally. Because they were Nolan's adopted parents, they started to investigate his past, and discovered that his birth mother had been involved in a very serious car accident while he was still in the womb. While Nolan...

Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: Will my case be heard by a judge, jury, or arbitrator?

After your work injury, you know you have some sort of right to legal action. On TV and in the movies, people have their cases tried before a jury. In real life, however, things don't always work out that way. Below, we'll outline the answers to the following questions for non-subscriber work injury cases: Will...

Personal Injury FAQ: How Do I Pay For an Injury Lawyer?

After a serious injury, victims may feel like they could benefit from having a lawyer on their side. However, they are far too often intimidated by the prospect of having to pay a lawyer. On TV, lawyers drive fancy cars and work in glittering offices. All that money has to come from somewhere, right? In...

Non-Subscriber Case FAQ: Who’s responsible for a temp worker’s injuries?

A common way for people to find work is to use a temp agency. These companies find temporary jobs which might wind up just being short-term projects or lead to long-term employment. We think this is great, of course, as, among other things, it allows workers to try out different fields and companies before settling...