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Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Tyson Foods Looks to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By The West Law Office |

The coronavirus has threatened people from all walks of life, to students to nursing home patients to hospital workers to factory workers. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have gotten sick by going to work, running errands and visiting with friends and family members. So what happens when a factory worker gets sick with COVID-19?… Read More »

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What is and What is Not a Valid Workplace Injury?

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If you are injured on the job or suffer a workplace-related illness, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  However, even if your employer DOES NOT carry workers’ compensation, you may still have a claim for the injury you have sustained. What this means is that the injury or illness must have happened… Read More »

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Preventing Slips and Falls

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Slips, trips and falls are events that are very common. They can happen anywhere, whether you are in a grocery store, in a restaurant, on a sidewalk, at work, at a friend’s house or even in your own home. Falls can be quite serious in nature. They account for 8 million emergency room visits… Read More »

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What to Know About Dog Bites in Texas

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We don’t expect to get hurt by man’s best friend, but the truth is that dogs bite humans more often than you think. In fact, Texas has one of the highest rates of dog bites. In the United States, 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. In many cases, they are bitten… Read More »

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What is Negligent Security?

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When you think of premises liability, slips and falls may be the first things that come to mind. However, premises liability can actually encompass a variety of elements, including negligent security. Negligent security occurs when a lack of security causes a crime to occur on the property. Criminals tend to frequent places where they… Read More »

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How Common Are School Bus Accidents?

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As a parent, you may be concerned about how safe your child is riding a bus to school on a regular basis, even though Texas now requires school buses to have seat belts. How likely is it that your child will be involved in a serious bus crash? The good news is you shouldn’t… Read More »

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

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For motorcycle riders, nothing is more enjoyable than taking a ride on a nice, sunny day. However, nothing is worse than crashing your bike and suffering long-term, debilitating injuries. This is a reality with motorcyclists. While bikes offer a ton of fun, they can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Motorcycles do not have… Read More »

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Ranch Hand’s Family Allowed to Move Forward With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By The West Law Office |

It’s devastating when a loved one dies while at work. A wrongful death situation can be even more frustrating when the employer tries to prevent the survivors from receiving any compensation. This was what happened when a ranch hand was killed while working on a ranch in Texas in 2013. The 33-year-old man was… Read More »

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