If you have been injured on the job, you need to take specific steps to protect your legal rights so you can recover maximum financial compensation for your damages. While many employers choose to subscribe to Workers’ Compensation insurance, in Texas it is not mandatory. Your employer may be a non-subscriber with private insurance or have no insurance at all.
When a lawsuit involves multiple parties, it can be filed as a class action or a mass tort. A class action has one plaintiff who represents the entire group and everyone in the group obtains the same financial (or other) recovery. A mass tort, on the other hand, is a consolidation of individually filed cases into one court in order to make the litigation process more efficient. Although the plaintiffs in a mass tort are part of a group, each person’s case is still handled individually and each person’s recovery can be different based on the facts of their case.
Towards the end of last year, Moderna and Pfizer developed vaccines for coronavirus. Now that the technology exists, the challenge at hand involves distributing the COVID-19 vaccine across the nation. Employers should take advantage of this time to ascertain that their vaccination programs will be federally and state-compliant.