Can you be fired while out on workers comp?

2020-05-25T17:40:14+00:00, |

One reason many people avoid filing claims for workers' compensation is the fear they will lose their jobs. ... The short answer is, no, your employer cannot fire you merely because of your workers' compensation claim. However, your employer can fire you while you have an open workers' compensation claim. We Offer a Free [...]

Can you collect workers comp and work at the same time?

2020-05-25T17:40:25+00:00, |

Can I work while on workers' compensation? The short answer is no. Workers receive workers' compensation benefits because they are injured and unable to perform their usual job duties. It is possible to receive Social Security disability and workers' compensation benefits at the same time. We Offer a Free Consultation! Call Today 713-785-9484 Hablamos [...]

Does workers comp pay full salary?

2020-05-25T17:40:34+00:00, |

Workers' comp does pay hospital and medical expenses that are necessary to diagnose and treat your injury. But it also provides disability payments while you are unable to work (typically, about two-thirds of your regular salary). We Offer a Free Consultation! Call Today 713-785-9484 Hablamos español. Consultas gratis. Maida Law Firm - Auto Accident [...]

Do workers comp doctors lie?

2020-05-25T17:40:46+00:00, |

It may be tempting to act like things are worse than they really are; however, you should be honest about your condition, including any pain you experience. If you lie about your symptoms or exaggerate, you may lose credibility and damage your chances of obtaining workers' comp benefits. We Offer a Free Consultation! Call [...]

Can I lose my job due to an injury?

2020-05-25T17:40:52+00:00, |

Most states have laws that make it illegal to fire an employee solely because the employee has suffered a workplace injury and filed a workers' compensation claim. However, an employee may be fired if the injury makes the employee unable to complete the employee's essential job responsibilities. We Offer a Free Consultation! Call Today [...]

What are my rights on workers compensation?

2020-05-25T17:40:57+00:00, |

You have the right to file a claim for your injury or illness in workers compensation court or the state industrial court. You have the right to see a doctor and to pursue medical treatment. if you are released to return to work by your physician, you have the right to return to your [...]

What if I can’t do my job after injury?

2020-05-25T17:41:02+00:00, |

The short answer is yes, you can be fired after a work injury. Sometimes employers can't provide returning employees with their previous job or pay. In most cases, your employer is not required to continue your employment if you can't return to your former job duties or if there isn't another suitable job available. [...]

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a truck wreck?

2020-05-25T17:41:10+00:00, |

In most truck accident cases the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. But, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an accident. Many times it may be necessary to start preserving evidence from the scene of the truck accident or from the vehicles [...]

Who can be sued in a truck accident case?

2020-05-25T16:46:29+00:00, |

Often it becomes necessary to conduct thorough discovery through the litigation process to discover all of the potential parties that may be legally responsible for death, injuries or other damages caused by a truck accident. In a truck accident case, the truck driver, transportation company, independent contractors, distribution companies or the owner of the [...]

What should I do in the days following a truck accident?

2021-03-16T15:55:37+00:00, |

What you do in the days after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps immediately after the truck accident. it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a truck  accident. Many [...]

What should I do if someone from the trucking company calls me before I’ve picked a truck accident lawyer?

2020-05-25T16:45:10+00:00, |

Do not speak with them about how the accident occurred and/or about your injuries. Also, do not agree to make a recorded statement to the trucking company or their insurance carrier without a truck accident lawyer on your side. Do not sign any forms sent to you by the trucking company and their insurance [...]

What should I do at the scene of a truck accident?

2020-05-25T16:44:31+00:00, |

What you do at the scene after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps after the truck accident. If you've been involved in a truck accident, you'll want to protect yourself both physically and legally. [...]

What can I do to protect my rights after a truck accident?

2020-05-25T16:43:53+00:00, |

As the victim of a truck wreck, you have legal rights to compensation for your injuries. However, because trucking accidents often involve multiple responsible parties and insurance companies, obtaining that compensation can be a nightmare. What you do immediately after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The [...]

When Is A Commercial Vehicle Driver Considered Negligent?

2020-05-25T16:43:12+00:00, |

There are many ways in which a Commercial Vehicle Drive may be found to be negligent. Negligence occurs when there is a failure to exercise reasonable care in one's actions, and as a result, someone is injured or damaged. For a commercial vehicle driver to be found negligent, it would need to be proven that [...]

How Does Vehicle Maintenance Affect Truck Accidents?

2020-05-25T16:37:54+00:00, |

Commercial trucks are required to uphold federal compliance for maintenance standards and it's the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that regulates commercial truck safety. Nonetheless, common carriers can and do sometimes evade or ignore federal law in order to save money, and as a result, accidents involving truck maintenance issues occur. Some common maintenance issues [...]

What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accident Cases?

2020-05-25T16:41:16+00:00, |

Semi-trucks, buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and fuel trucks are among the most common commercial vehicles involved in truck accident lawsuits. Parties that have been injured as a result of a big rig collision will often file a claim and begin a lawsuit alleging that negligence occurred on the part of the truck driver and [...]

How Do I Get Compensated for My Injuries After a Truck Accident?

2020-05-25T16:41:22+00:00, |

If you've been injured in a big rig collision or similar type of trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning potential, pain and suffering and more. What you do immediately after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The [...]

Why Choose Houston Truck Accident Lawyers at Maida Law Firm?

2020-05-25T16:41:27+00:00, |

As a Houston truck accident attorney, I defended trucking companies and companies that allowed their trucks to be out on the road. I know exactly what they are looking for to deny claims or to pay big money. There are all sorts of things that trucking companies do to hide essential details and information [...]

Claims Against Careless or Negligently-Trained Truck Drivers

2020-05-25T16:41:32+00:00, |

When truck drivers don't have the requisite training to safely maneuver their vehicle in dangerous conditions, they and their employers can become liable for injuries to victims of these major accidents. Houston truck accident attorney Sam Maida Jr. has decades of experience investigating and prosecuting claims against careless or negligently-trained tractor-trailer drivers and the [...]

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