Fraud, misrepresentation claims not barred due to separate acts, injuries

 Friday, May 20, 2011

 Risk and Insurance

A worker suffered an injury when a pipe connected by a coworker came free and crushed his hand. The worker said his supervisor told him that he was not covered by workers’ compensation insurance. A human resources representative also denied the employer’s responsibility for the worker’s medical expenses. The worker also claimed that his employer did not provide him written notice of workers’ compensation insurance coverage before his injury. The worker sued his employer and coworker. Eight months after the accident and three months after suing, he began receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The Texas Court...
Workers' Compensation