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Workers Compensation Benefits Houston

As a federal employee, if you have been injured on the job, you are likely all too aware of how stressful it can be just focusing on your recovery so that you can get back to work as quickly as possible. Any additional stress can severely delay your recovery process, so it is important to […]

Consequential Injuries as it Relates to Workers Compensation Houston, TX

Consequential injuries are injuries or medical conditions that happen away from the job but result from an employee’s initial injury that was sustained on the job. These secondary conditions can manifest in a number of ways and situations. The good news is that you may be entitled to worker’s compensation if your ailment is clearly […]

PTSD After a Work Accident Houston, TX

It is quite common for an individual to suffer an injury during work at one point or another. Some of the most frequent workplace injuries include slips, trips and falls, being hit by falling objects, crashes and collisions, as well as being exposed to or inhaling toxic substances. At times, the victim manages to recover […]

Workplace Injuries: Know Your Rights Houston, TX

Being injured on the job can bring a whirlwind of uncertainty, confusion, and problems. Knowing your rights in a workplace injury situation is usually not something most employees consider until it happens. How can you make sure you aren’t being taken advantage of by your employer or another party? When it comes to workplace injuries: […]

Filing a Workers Comp Claim Form: What You Need to Know Houston, TX

Before you can file a workers comp claim, most states require your first step to be to report your injury or illness to your employer. Each state has a different time limit for when you have to report a work-related incident. It is often within 30 days; however, it can be as few as 3 […]

How Do You Know If You're Eligible For Workers Comp? Houston, TX

Being hurt, injured, or becoming ill due to work can be scary. Many thoughts may run through your head, like how you and your family will get by if you miss work, and even worse, how are you going to pay your medical bills on top of everything else? It can be a very stressful […]

5 Reasons to Bring in a DOL Doctor for a Workers’ Comp Injury Houston, TX

No federal employee is ready for an on the job injury or disease when one happens. Whether it’s a sudden, traumatic injury, a repetitive stress injury that worsens over time, or a disease that sets in, it can take you by surprise. In addition to worrying about the pain and limitations it enforces on your […]

Workers’ Comp Doesn't Have to Be Scary! Houston, TX

When you have been injured on the job, there is already enough to worry about. Recovering from the injury, caring for your family, and making ends meet, for starters. Finding a DOL-OWCP doctor and going through the paperwork and claims can seem like a daunting and scary process, but it doesn’t have to be! OWCP […]

Workers Compensation Benefits for Ongoing Pain Houston, TX

There is a misconception among federal workers and other employees that only sudden or one-time injuries qualify for worker’s compensation benefits. You can receive worker’s compensation benefits for ongoing pain. Repetitive injuries caused by a job, or worsened by a job, are generally covered by workers comp when it can be proven that their work […]

Night Driving For Work Houston, TX

Many Americans need to drive at night for their jobs. This includes more than 3.5 million truck drivers. While driving at night can be an incredibly dangerous element of the jobs that require it (the risk for fatal accidents is more than twice as high as night!), steps can be taken to help make it […]

What You Need to Know About Getting the Most Out of Your Workers Comp Claim Houston, TX

When you are injured and missing work, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether you are getting the most out of the benefits that are due to you. The federal worker’s comp system is tremendously complex with protocols that can be difficult to understand. Why would you try to navigate such […]

Choosing Your Own Doctor - It's Your Right Houston, TX

Most people know that if they are injured at work they are entitled to medical treatment through worker’s compensation programs. But did you know that you have rights under this program, including the right to choose your own doctor? Many people are under the mistaken assumption that using worker’s compensation automatically means that you will […]

Proper Lifting Technique Tips Houston, TX
If your job requires you to lift and move heavy objects, proper lifting techniques can save your back from pain, injury, and other complications. Here is how to perform the proper lifting technique when picking up heavy objects: First, start with good posture. Stand in front of the object you want to lift. Keep a […]
Workers Comp Concussion and Head Injury Claims Houston TX

If you’ve suffered any type of head injury or concussion on the job, you’ll want to make sure your workers comp claim is extensive, covering all possible ramifications of the injury. Unfortunately, head injuries can lead to very serious conditions and complications, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), skull injuries, and internal bruising or bleeding […]

How Can Diagnostic Tests Affect Your Workers Comp Case Houston, TX

Diagnostic tests are sometimes used in workers’ comp cases to corroborate and diagnose hard-to-find pain that the patient may be vocalizing. While simple tests like X-rays are often done immediately upon your admittance to the ER after an accident in the workplace, they don’t often conduct more advanced tests like CT scans, MRIs, or EMGs. […]

Training Your Employees on Proper Safety Protocols Houston, TX

One of the most effective ways to ensure there aren’t accidents in the workplace is to follow all safety protocols of your field, and make sure your staff are not only trained in them, but enforce them within the workplace. While you are probably aware of the OSHA guidelines for your specific industry, and any […]

What Happens if I Lose My Job Because of a Car Accident? Houston, TX

Car accidents happen. They can range from mildly annoying to severely damaging and even deadly. If you are the victim of a car accident, your work can be affected in many cases, and most employers are understanding. But in isolated cases, employees have been fired for missing work after an accident where they were not […]

Wrist Injuries: When Should You See A Workers’ Comp Doctor? Houston, TX
If your wrist is hurting from something that happened on the job - whether that’s a repetitive strain injury from doing the same motion over and over, or a car accident - you should seek medical advice immediately. Taking action within the first 24-48 hours is a good idea. You need to get an advocate […]
Returning to Work After an Injury - What You Need to Know - Houston, TX

Have you suffered from a work-related injury, and are now planning for your return to work? Unfortunately, the longer you stay away from work, the harder it is to return. Sometimes, even if you don’t feel fully ready to go back, your doctor might deem you medically improved enough to return. If a doctor gives […]

Work Related Motor Vehicle Accident Houston, TX

What happens if you are a federal worker and you are in a motor vehicle accident? Many federal workers operate transportation as a normal part of the job, and accidents are sometimes unavoidable. If you receive an injury while operating a vehicle during work hours, how is that different from a fender bender on the […]

How Does a Consultation Work Houston, TX

If you have suffered an on the job injury as a federal worker, how do you get help? The days of heading to the company doctor and getting patched up to get back to work are long past. There are procedures that must be followed and paperwork that must be filed correctly and in a […]

Dog Bites and Attacks Houston, TX

Dogs are often sweet companions, loyal to their family and wanting to be loved. However, there are still dogs that can, and do, bite. Jobs that require exposure to dogs that you do not know can put you at increased risk for a dog attack. Luckily, the vast majority of these bites are preventable. In […]

What Should I bring to my DOL Doctor Visit? Houston, TX
If you are a Federal employee who has been injured at work or become ill from your work, you’ll need to visit a DOL (Department of Labor) doctor as part of the claim process. Consulting with this doctor will help you move through the process smoothly. Here are some helpful tips for that visit. Bring […]
Common Workplace Injuries Houston, TX

Federal workers are subject to the same type of injuries in the workplace as non-federal employees. These can range from mild to extreme and even deadly. The most common types of injuries that federal workers receive on the job are: Handling of Materials This includes lifting heavy weights, pulling heavy loads, or transporting any sort […]

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Housotn
Have you sustained an injury from a work-related accident? In order to ensure that you get the wage and medical help you need, it’s important for you to understand the process for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. What’s Included in Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Workers’ compensation programs vary from state to state, but there are similarities between […]
What Is Workers’ Compensation? Houston
If you’ve suffered a job-related injury due to an unexpected accident, ongoing stress, or prolonged illness, you’re entitled to benefits provided through workers’ compensation. While each state has its own laws and regulations, knowing the basics about the workers’ compensation program can help you get the financial help you need during this difficult time. What […]
How to Reduce the Risk of Re-Injury After Returning to Work Houston

Have you suffered an injury sustained from a work-related activity or unexpected accident? Returning to work after an injury can be stressful, especially if there’s a risk of re-injury. Here are some tips on how to balance your work life so you don’t get hurt again. The Road To Complete Recovery and Limiting Re-Injury Whether […]

6 Stretches to Relieve Back Pain Houston
Stretching the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the spine helps to relieve neck and back pain. Stretching also reduces tension in muscles supporting the spine, improves range of motion, and reduces the risk of disability caused by back pain. Below are examples of 6 stretches targeted for the neck, upper back, and lower back. […]
Reasons to Use a DOL Doctor After an On the Job Injury Houston

Getting hurt on the job can be an emotional roller coaster. Not only do you have to deal with an injury, but you may also end up at odds with insurance companies and even your employer over what actually happened and what compensation you’re entitled to. If you are a civilian federal employee, the Office […]

What To Do Immediately After Getting Hurt On The Job Houston

Getting hurt on the job can end up being one of the most troubling situations you can find yourself in, for more reasons than just the injury itself. That’s not to say recovering from an injury is easy, but if you’ve ever had trouble filing claims and receiving the compensation you deserve, you know there […]

Some Things to Be Aware of When Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim Houston, Texas

You’ve been injured at work. Whether it was an accident or an illness, you have been harmed and it may threaten your ability to survive and support yourself and your family. The moment that you know you’ve been injured or made ill as a result of doing your job, you should quickly take stock of […]

Does an Injury Have to Happen at Work? Houston, TX
When you think of a Workers’ Compensation claim, the first image that usually comes to mind is a literal injury on the job, like a fall at a construction site; but does the injury have to happen on the premises in order to qualify for a claim? The answer is: not necessarily. Workers’ Comp covers […]
OWCP Docs Step-by-Step Guide: What Do You Do After an Injury at Work? Houston, TX

When you are injured at work, it’s crucial to take action immediately. Your first step is to report the injury as soon as possible to a supervisor. This includes any illness or disease that is related to, or worsened by, your employment. It can also be related to damage sustained to any medical devices. Once […]

Can You Get Workers' Comp for Depression? Houston, TX

Some people believe that being physically injured on the job is the only way you can receive Workers' Compensation, but did you know that depression is another viable claim to receive benefits? Mental injuries, such as anxiety and depression, can be included in work-related injury claims and may be covered through Workers' Compensation. If your […]

Can You Get Workers’ Comp for PTSD? Houston, TX

It is estimated that nearly 8 percent of Americans suffer from or will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD at some point in their life. This can severely affect their ability to hold a steady job or earn a proper living wage. In some instances, employees suffering from PTSD can possibly collect Workers' Compensation. […]

Returning To Work After A Work Related Injury Houston, TX

When you’ve been injured on the job, the path back to work can be complex, upsetting and bewildering. After all, you’ve been injured, you’re in pain and are threatened with a loss of function and strength. Your primary focus is naturally on returning to health. That’s why it’s important to have the right advice and […]

Choosing Your Own Doctor Is Your Right

Did you know that as a federal employee, you are entitled to a Doctor of your choice? The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) had a amendment implemented in 1974 that stated all workers had the right to choose their own doctor for treatment rather than being forced to use one selected by their employer. This […]

How DOL Doctors In Houston Are Different Than Other Doctors

Are you a federal worker with a job that has a high risk of injury? What about someone close to you like friends or family? Have you ever considered what you would do if either you or a loved one were to be injured on the job? Looking for Department of Labor workers comp providers […]

What You Need to Know About Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Houston

If you are a federal employee and have been injured on the job, you know how stressful it can be trying to focus on recovering. Adding the stress of trying to figure out how to file for your worker's compensation benefits, or which doctor to see can delay your recovery. FECA laws were put into […]

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