Category: Workers Compensation

Will Younger Workers Be Allowed to Do More Hazardous Jobs?

The Labor Department wants to loosen protections that prevent teenagers from working longer hours at hazardous workplaces by relaxing some long-held Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO). And even though it touts this new initiative as offering new jobs to younger people, some Democratic members of Congress are loudly questioning why the Labor Department wants to expand the […]

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 […]

Workers’ Compensation in Texas

Every day in the United States, over 8,000 workers suffer an on-the-job injury or illness and approximately 13 workers lose their lives in a workplace accident. Texas regularly leads the nation in the number of workplace injuries and fatalities, with an average of 228 injuries and 1.5 deaths per day in 2016. When a worker […]

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 Non-Subscribers Employers: Injuries to Home Depot Workers

When a worker is injured on the job, there are many questions that quickly arise and can be answered by an experienced injury attorney. Most injured workers first ask what remedies are available to compensate them for their injuries, including how to pay medical expenses and cover lost wages. The answer is “it depends.” The […]

Injuries On The Job

According to CBS News, in 2012 more workers died in Texas (433) than any other state. And the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that one in ten construction workers are injured every year; making it one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S, no matter whose survey you read. But when considering […]

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 […]