Category: Workers Compensation

industrial injuries

The April 2 explosion at KMCO’s Crosby plant that tragically killed one worker and critically injured two more shouldn’t come as a surprise. As reported in the Houston Chronicle, the Harris County Attorney’s office says that the chemical company is one of the worst offenders of workplace safety and environmental laws in the region. In […]

Accidents and injuries, including fatal ones, happen far too often in the workplace. Nationally, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). That adds up to 12,300 injuries a day and a whopping 4.5 million a year. In 2017, there were 534 workplace-related fatalities in Texas […]

Pasadena Plant Explosion Injures Numerous Workers

During the morning hours of May 19, dozens of workers at Kuraray America EVAL in Pasadena, Texas, were injured after a blown pressure safety valve caused a massive explosion and flash fire. Nearly 270 workers were on-site at the time of the blast. Most injuries from the incident were non-life threatening, and while most injured […]

Houston’s Historic Maxwell House Coffee Plant & Asbestos

In April 2018, Atlantis Coffee Solutions, owner of Houston’s classic Maxwell House Coffee Plant, announced it was going out of business and would be shuttering the establishment this summer. Layoffs of the plant’s 279 workers began in June. The one-million-square-foot facility had a longstanding history in Houston, opening in 1946 and stretching across 18 acres […]

Blog Worker Misclassification in Texas

A study released in March 2018 reveals that immigrants are twice as likely as native-born workers to be employed in industries where violations of core labor standards are pervasive – as much as 17% of the United States labor force.  According to the study, this is especially pronounced in Texas and has a negative impact […]

Texas Non-Subscribers Employers: Injuries to Home Depot Workers

Nobody ever anticipates that they’re going to be injured at work, yet it happens every day. In fact, the state of Texas has led the entire country in worker fatalities and injuries for most of the past decade. What’s even worse is that when workplace injuries or fatalities occur in Texas, these workers and their […]

Texas Non-Subscriber Employers: Injuries to H-E-B Workers

For the past several years, the economy in Texas has thrived. New positions have been created, and hundreds of thousands of people have been able to find gainful employment. Unfortunately, not everything is ideal in the Texas employment sector. For employees of non-subscribers to the state workers’ compensation benefits programs, such as H-E-B employees, working […]

Texas Work Injury Lawyer

Some occupations bring more injury risks than others. In 2015, according to an article in Time Magazine, 4,836 fatal injuries occurred on the job, which was slightly higher than the previous year. And at four deaths per 100,000 workers, Latinos have the highest workplace death rate of any racial group. In 2012 – according to […]

Injuries On The Job

Construction is dangerous work, filled with potential hazards like moving equipment, demolition, and fall risks. Workers are required to undergo training and are supposed to be provided with adequate equipment that aids in safety. However, the protective equipment for head injuries – one of the most notorious injuries construction workers suffer – has changed little […]

Texas Non-Subscriber Employers: Injuries to H-E-B Workers

When an employee gets hurt on the job, they may consider talking with work injury lawyers in an effort to protect their rights. From the state’s workers’ compensation laws to the legal process involved, an experienced attorney may be able to help. Types of Workplace Injuries Each type of injury can vary in severity, yet […]