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If you get hurt while at work, you might want to file a claim against the company's workers' compensation. However, what if the accident occurs while you are not in the middle of work, such as on your lunch break? Will workers' comp be able to help you? When it comes to injuries sustained on break, workers’ compensation can become tricky. READ MORE >>

It’s no secret that roofing is one of the riskiest contracting jobs out there. That’s why small companies must work extra hard to protect themselves against potential accidents or lawsuits. Here’s what you need to know about the types of business insurance needed by roofing companies. READ MORE >>

Workers’ comp insurance may cover the financial losses a person suffers after asbestos exposure. This is a highly-dangerous material. It is present in many building structures and materials. Asbestos exposure is difficult to treat, which is why avoiding exposure is critical. READ MORE >>

As a business, you should update your workers' compensation insurance annually. Sit down and speak with your business insurance agent. Learn about opportunities for you to save. Find out about laws that may now apply to how you offer coverage. The key here is to remain informed. READ MORE >>

The rise of medical costs, ever-increasing employer responsibility and a slew of modern workforce issues have made workers’ compensation insurance a tough subject to discuss. Work-related injury costs are changing. Yet, the actual number of injuries is decreasing. READ MORE >>

Workers compensation may be viewed as an inconvenient or confusing topic for many employers, but it doesn't have to be. There are several misconceptions or myths about compensation practices or guidelines that have circulated. Before you go about planning the compensation program for your business, take this information into consideration. READ MORE >>

There are many risks that construction workers and contractors face on a daily basis. The obvious ones deal with working out on a construction site or using heavy tools and equipment. In addition to physical risks on the job, they also face challenges outside of the workplace. Here are some common dangers they face: READ MORE >>

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has adopted the NCCI manual for Workers’ Compensation (WC) and authorized the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) to assume certain functions that traditionally have been administered by TDI’s classification and premium Calculation office. READ MORE >>

Texas is the only state where employers are not required to participate in the workers compensation system.  Non participation in the workers compensation (WC) system does not let employers off the hook for being responsible for payment for injuries to employees. READ MORE >>

Since 1984 the Porter-Brandenburg Agency has written insurance for numerous contractor start-up companies and has advised new ventures on the proper amounts and types of insurance. It is our aim to continue to serve contractor start-ups including air conditioning and heating contractors, street a... READ MORE >>

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