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Construction Worker Killed in Machinery Accident

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The construction industry can be quite dangerous. Heavy machinery, materials, electricity, power tools, heights and other factors can contribute to serious accidents. Sadly, many of these workplace accidents are serious in nature, leading to fatality. That was recently the case in Houston, when a construction worker was killed in a machinery accident. The fatal… Read More »

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Worker Sues for Negligence, Receives $930,000 Award

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Workplace accidents can be devastating for employees. Many suffer catastrophic injuries and lifelong pain due to these incidents. While some workers cause their own injuries, many are caused by the negligence of their employers. A workplace accident in 2017 left a Texas man seriously injured. He was working for Load Trail LLC as a… Read More »

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Texas Man Receives $4 Million in Construction Accident Case

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Accidents are known to happen in the workplace, especially in the construction field. A construction accident can happen for a variety of reasons and cause serious injuries. A Texas man recently won a $4 million award after a workplace accident nearly amputated his foot. The incident happened in 2018 and the lawsuit was finally… Read More »

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Mental Health Issues Related to Texas Workplace Injury

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When a person is involved in a workplace accident, they can suffer a variety of injuries. While most are physical in nature, some can be mental or emotional. This was confirmed in a recent case in Texas. On September 15, it was determined that a truck driver’s workplace injuries in 2014 led to his… Read More »

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Most Common Types of Workplace Accidents

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Employees expect to work in safe environments, but that’s not always the case. Accidents happen, plus some workplaces, like construction sites, are inherently dangerous. A workplace accident can be a scary situation. Such an incident can cause a variety of injuries and can even prevent you from working and living a normal life. That’s… 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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Workers Are in Danger Like Never Before: Virus Workplace Safety Concerns, Deaths, & Litigation

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A number of actions taken by the current administration have unfortunately made it a necessity to consult with a workplace injury attorney if you are hurt on the job in order to ensure that you are taken care of. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, in 2018, more than 5,500… Read More »

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OSHA Issues New Guidance to Employers in Wake of Threats Coronavirus Poses in The Workplace: Are You at Risk of Developing an Occupational Disease?

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As there is more infection and panic surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic each day, crucial questions involving what basic steps employers (and also property owners) need to take in order to ensure that they are not behaving negligently in terms of forcing employees to come into work if they are in imminent danger of… Read More »

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New Reports Reveal Alarming Link Between Suicide in The Workplace & Traumatic Brain Injuries

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New reports released by several federal agencies in early March revealed startling new statistics and links between suicide, the workplace, and traumatic brain injuries. Not only is suicide now reportedly the leading cause of death linked to traumatic brain injuries (followed by auto accidents and  falls), but there has been a significant increase in… Read More »

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As More And More Are Injured in The Oil & Gas Industry, Researchers in Texas Work to Decrease Accidents Due to Fatigue

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The oil and gas industry employs a lot of people in Texas: The Permian Basin of West Texas alone accounts for more than half of the entire country’s operating drilling rigs, with companies employing more than 170,500 drill and derrick operators and other workers. Unfortunately, those who work in the industry, if fatigued, are… Read More »

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