|Laws & Statutes
- Workers Compensation: State
- The Texas Workers' Compensation Act
Texas enacted its first workers compensation law in 1913 and revised it in 1917. The 1917 law stayed in place (with amendments) until 1989. In 1989, in response to criticism of the 1917 law and its application, the Texas State Legislature enacted the Texas Worker's Compensation Act (the "Act") and added it to the Texas Labor Code. The Act took effect on January 1, 1991. Persons who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses in Texas may be entitled to compensation in accordance with the Act (if their employers carry workers compensation insurance; it is not required in Texas). The Texas Workers Compensation Commission provides online access to the Act.
- Workers Compensation: U.S. (Railroad Workers)
- Federal Employees Liability Act
Railroad workers who have suffered injuries or illnesses during the course of their employment may be entitled to compensation under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA). FELA generally gives injured seamen the authority to sue their employers to obtain compensation for their injuries. It is not "workers compensation" in the traditional sense, although it does provide limited "maintenance and cure" benefits regardless of the pendency or outcome of any suit. The Legal Information Institute of Cornell University provides online access to the Act.
- Workers Compensation: US (Maritime Workers)
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Maritime workers who have suffered injuries or illnesses during the course of their employment may be entitled to compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The Act covers maritime workers who are not considered "seamen." "Seamen" are generally persons employed on vessels or other movable structures who contribute to the vessels' or structures' functions or missions. The definition of "seamen" generally does not include a longshoreman, pilot, or other person who works on a stationary platform. Seamen may seek compensation under the Jones Act. Families of maritime workers killed on the job may be entitled to relief under the Death on the High Seas Act. The United States Department of Labor provides online access to the Longshore and Harbors Workers' Compensation Act.
- The Jones Act
Maritime workers known as "seamen" who have suffered injuries or illnesses during the course of their employment may be entitled to compensation under the Jones Act. "Seamen" are generally persons employed on vessels or other movable structures who contribute to the vessels' or structures' functions or missions. The Jones Act generally gives injured seamen the authority to sue their employers to obtain compensation for their injuries. It is not "workers compensation" in the traditional sense, although it does provide limited "maintenance and cure" benefits regardless of the pendency or outcome of any suit. Families of maritime workers killed on the job may be entitled to relief under the Death on the High Seas Act. The Government Printing Office provides online access to the Act.
|Government, Agencies & Courts
- Workers Compensation: State
- Texas Workers' Compensation Verification
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission allows the public to confirm Workers' Compensation insurance coverage for employers via the Internet. The application provides a searchable database of the most recent two years of workers' compensation coverage information as reported to the Commission. Claim administration contact information for the insurance carrier providing the workers' compensation coverage is also available. No fees are required to use the service.
- Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
Persons suffering job-related injuries or illnesses in Texas may be entitled to compensation in accordance with the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. The Act took effect in 1991. The Act created the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC) which, along with the Texas Department of Insurance, administers and enforces the Act. The TWCC works essentially as an intermediary in cases involving injured or ill employees covered by workers' compensation insurance. The Act does not require Texas employers to carry workers' comp insurance. The TWCC's website is a comprehensive resource.
- Texas Department of Insurance
Persons suffering job-related injuries or illnesses in Texas may be entitled to compensation in accordance with the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. The Act took effect in 1991. The Texas Department of Insurance , along with the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC), administers and enforces the Act. The Act does not require Texas employers to carry workers' comp insurance.
- Workers Compensation: State
- National Association For Chiropractic Medicine
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- Interactive Health
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- American Chiropractic Association
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- Emergency Service
- Internal Medicine
- Society of General Internal Medicine
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- American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine
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- American Board of Internal Medicine
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- National Stroke Association
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- American Academy of Neurology
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- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Public Home Page
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- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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- National Cancer Institute
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- American Society of Clinical Oncology
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- American Cancer Society
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- The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
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- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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- American Academy of Opthalmology
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- American Optometric Association
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- American Academy of Optometry
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- The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
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- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
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- The Paralysis Project of America
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- MedlinePlus Paralysis
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- Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
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- Walgreens Online Pharmacy
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- CVS Online Pharmacy Store
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- American Pharmacists Association
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- Physical Therapy
- The American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 63,000 members. The site provides information on advancements in physical therapy practice, provides research data, and educational resources.
- National Rehabilitation Association
National Rehabilitation Association provides member support, information on government affairs, publications, training, and access to online journal.
- American Academy Of Physical Therapy
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- Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides information and resources for patients, physicians, and media services as well as offering news stories and links to relevant sites.
- Prescription Drugs
- Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tenders news and information related to the FDA, as well as highlighting hot topics and FDA activities.
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- American Psychiatric Association
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- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
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Psychology Information Online provides information about the practice, psychological diagnosis, disorders and problems, psychotherapy and counseling, behavior therapy, psychological evaluations and testing, and other treatment services, and also provides information about forensic psychology and psychological consultations for legal matters.
- American Thoracic Society
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- American Lung Association site
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- American Association for Respiratory Care
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- The American College of Surgeons
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- Association of Women Surgeons
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- American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
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- The American Urological Association
The American Urological Association provides a wide range of services, such as medical education and research, publications and legislative information, and it also provides resources for patients, students, and medical professionals.
- National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Site provides information for patients and medical professionals, as well as for prospective donors and recipients.
- Vascular Medicine
- The Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology
The Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology strives to improve the integration of vascular biological advances into medical practice, and to maintain high standards of clinical vascular medicine. The site contains resources for patients and medical professionals, as well as news and educational resources.