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TX Court Overturns $43M Settlement; Says Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Comp


By Liz Carey

Austin, TX ( – A Texas appeals court reversed a $43 million injury award for a man whose leg was amputated in an industrial accident, saying his injuries were covered under workers’ compensation.

In 2013, Tyler Lee was a superintendent for a general contractor on a construction site in Houston. Berkel & Company Contractors Inc. was one of the subcontractors on the site. According to court records, one of Berkel’s superintendents, Chris Miller, ordered crane operators to maneuver to free stuck equipment, despite safety concerns from others on the site. 

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