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The Dangers at KMCO Crosby Plant Were Well-Known

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 th[...]

Date: May 10, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death
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7 of the Most Common Workplace Violations

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 an[...]

Date: February 25, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News
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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[...]

Date: July 13, 2018 / Personal Injury / Premises Liability / Workers Compensation
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Worker Misclassification in Texas

Worker Misclassification Lawyers Employee Misclassifications in Texas Can Lead to Underpaid Wages 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 for[...]

Date: May 23, 2018 / Workers Compensation
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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 families aren't [...]

Date: April 30, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workers Compensation
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Texas Non-Subscriber Employers: Injuries to H-E-B Workers

H-E-B Workers Compensation and Texas Non-Subscriber Employers Many employees may not know what coverage is available for H-E-B workers' compensation. It's best to start with an understanding of non-subscriber employers in Texas. For the past several years, the economy in Texas has thrived. New positions have been created, and h[...]

Date: April 24, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workers Compensation
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Texas Gets an “F” for Workplace Safety

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 [...]

Date: September 25, 2017 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News
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Are Construction Helmets a Solution to Workplace Head Injuries?

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 constructi[...]

Date: August 31, 2017 / Workers Compensation
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When Should An Employee Consider Speaking With Work Injury Lawyers?

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 they [...]

Date: September 12, 2016 / Workers Compensation

Boom in Oilfield Fatalities

[embed]https://youtu.be/g9mzroWQShw[/embed] Texans like to hear that there is a booming oil industry. It’s, of course, good for the state’s economy. However, it’s a different story when there is a boom in oilfield fatalities. In 2014, 142 U.S. oilfield employees died.  Seventy-one of those employees died in Texas. From 2[...]

Date: November 6, 2015 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death
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