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Alan Tysinger
San Antonio, Texas
Alan Tysinger represents injured parties in workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation throughout the state of Texas.
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This article from a few years back illustrates some of the fallacies involved in defending the Texas employers who opt out of workers' compensation coverage under the state statutory scheme, opting instead for custom-crafted plans under federal ERISA law. I don't necessarily oppose the right of employers to "go bare"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
They have called it the worst oil drilling accident in nearly a decade, and the experts say it was preventable: The 2018 explosion and fire outside Quinton, Okla., killed five people, making it the deadliest accident in the drilling industry since 2010, when a BP oil rig exploded and killed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
There is a trial underway in a fatal oilfield accident case involving multiple companies, including Patterson UTI, Red Mountain Operating, and National Oilwell Varco. National Oilwell Varco is the remaining defendant after others settled out. This case illustrates the hazards that workers face in the oilfields in Oklahoma and Texas,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Much is made of California as the quintessential blue state in Texas as the classic large deep red state, we are both part of the United States and in many ways there are more similarities than differences. The issues with Worker’s Compensation law are one area where workers are feeling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
In the Worker’s Compensation arena, what many injured employees fail to understand is that the concept of aggravation is a critical factor in determining what injuries are work related and which are not. The insurance carriers will often deny injuries as pre-existing, when in fact the employee had no previous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
It has recently made headlines when politicians have announced the US as now essentially energy independent. With the fracking oil boom occurring across the country in various locations and specifically in the Permian basin in West Texas and the eagle Ford shell in South Texas, the state of Texas is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
In case anybody had wondered how dangerous things have gotten in the oil fields of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court is now being asked to consider whether an exception carved out for intentional acts applies to the death of an employee in the oil field regarding a work related injury.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
A recent case illustrates that employers and trucking operators who cannot maintain consistent safety records are having a difficult time staying employed in Texas. This Hass to be directly due to the work of attorneys representing injured parties and keeping them accountable for their lack of safety. A recent news... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Everything comes at a cost, and US energy independence and abundant production is no exception. This is no value judgment. It is just a sober assessment that benefits have costs and this is not an area immune from this reality. A recent report highlights this convergence of energy production increases... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
This case illustrates the potential hazards of working in the oil and gas industry in West Texas. The report is that one person was seriously injured in an explosion and fire involving storage tanks and a truck in oil field operations. In Texas, and employer is not required to carry... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
First of all, fraud is fraud, and in no way am I condoning it. But when I saw the headline for this man in Seguin who was convicted of fraud in his workers' compensation claim, I couldn't help but wonder if he could have avoided the problem with good advice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Recently the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Firefighters union litigated the next collective bargaining agreement through a series of arbitration hearings. Among the topics involved was the potential for changes in the way the City administers workers' compensation claims. As SAFD healthcare costs have risen, workers' compensation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
A celebrated tech startup has fallen on hard times recently, but still plans to open in San Antonio in 2020. Wework has been heralded for its view of office space as a tech commodity rather than a stuffy old bricks and mortar driven approach. The philosophy behind the startup is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
A recent news report shows by illustration how the practice of law is changing in downtown San Antonio. It used to be that San Antonio was a big small town and lawyers (like me) could have an office right across the street from the courthouse. It wasn't far from the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Recent reports indicate St. Mary's Law School is eyeing a move to downtown San Antonio from its current home at the west side campus of St. Mary's University. I post this here because it's an important reminder that the legal profession is a growing force in the San Antonio community.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Continuing the theme of what doctors don’t understand about light duty. It’s important to understand that in the current Worker’s Compensation context, the assumption has flipped. Where it used to be assumed that employees would need to go out of work after an injury, now the assumption is the opposite.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Continuing a discussion of what doctors don’t understand about light duty. What I will treat here very briefly is a subject that has come up and number of times recently and is a pernicious problem affecting employees in a way that is easily correctable. Many doctors seem to not understand... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
It used to be that when someone got injured on the job and went to a doctor, anyone with significant pain or injuries was immediately taken off work. It was assumed the best way for injured employees to recover was to have rest and time away from work for the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
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A new law in Florida highlights the difference in how Texas and Florida have handled workers compensation claims that relate to mental trauma injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety. Texas law has consistently been that such diagnoses are covered if they are related to a specific... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
The DWC has essentially gone paperless for long term claims retention. This is the announcement today from the DWC press release touting the shutdown of the previous massive file storage warehouse rented by the state to house archived claim file documents. This week, Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cassie Brown turned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger
Just a quick survey of the "Workwell" network, which is the new certified healthcare network through Texas Mutual Insurance Company as of 2018. This network is a successor to the previous Texas Star network, which still exists to cover claims prior to December 31, 2017. The network information is publicly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Law Office of Alan Tysinger