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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

Heavy Equipment Accidents On Worksites Can Be Prevented

Construction sites, industrial facilities, oil platforms and shipping centers make regular use of heavy equipment, and accidents are a real possibility if proper safety measures are not maintained. Workers must be thoroughly trained, machinery regularly inspected and safety procedures observed by management personnel. This soun[...]

Date: March 11, 2015 / Uncategorized / Workers Compensation

Common Accidents That Can Result In An Oil Rig Injury

With so many risks in the petroleum industry, an oil rig injury is a common occurrence in the field. Some platforms are hundreds of miles away from shore, so any worker harmed in an accident may be hours away from medical care. Employers, therefore, must take safety seriously on platforms or their negligence can lead to serious[...]

Date: May 23, 2014 / Uncategorized / Workers Compensation

If You Have Been Injured On The Job You Need To Talk To An Attorney

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, it would be a wise decision to consult a workers compensation attorney. This type of lawyer will have an astute understanding of the federal statutes that govern the requirements of employers to provide workers compensation insurance to their employees. These federal statu[...]

Date: February 11, 2013 / Uncategorized / Workers Compensation