If you live in Texas and are hurt on the job, you may wonder: does workers’ comp pay for lost wages? You not only have to endure the pain of your injuries and focus your attention on recovery. You may also be worried about a sudden loss of income — money you need to pay your bills, feed your family, and cover your suddenly increased medical expenses. If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, it’s importan...
If you recently moved to America, you are probably experiencing the anxiety that comes with all the changes you are going through. Being an immigrant is a life changing experience. Everything you knew and took for granted is completely different now, from communicating with people in a different language to little things like traffic signs or sending mail. Going from your comfort zone to a new and different life takes ti...
The faster the job gets done, the more money your employer makes, but the more. Sadly, time is the enemy of profit, and some companies sacrifice safety to get jobs done quickly. Safe work requires following safety rules, using safety equipment, a safe worksite, and proper training. Without safety, workers are injured, and many times, they are killed. What is workplace safety? Workplace safety sounds simple, and it...
Many Houston workers face the risk of injury or death every day, from working at significant heights. Employers control access and support structures, such as ladders and scaffolds.  Some companies use worn out, defective equipment, and violate safety rules. You may be expected to perform 100% of your job responsibilities under stressful and unsafe conditions. This is wrong !  Unsafe work conditions may violate OSHA sa...
Hurricane Harvey caused historic damage to south Texas. Many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. As a result, federal disaster relief funding led to a massive rebuilding effort. Rebuilding meant jobs, and jobs are good. But not all contractors are honest, and some contractors also treat their workers poorly, including failing to protect their health. Many workers came into contact with environmental (toxic) haz...

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