As we enter the month of August, we tend to focus on getting ready for back to school and the upcoming fall season. However, in the workplace, August is the time for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safe and Sound Week. Safe and Sound Week is a nationwide event aimed to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. With this information in mind, the experienced workplace injury lawyers at Liggett Law Group are sharing a few safety tips in celebration of this annual event.
While some jobs are more dangerous than others, every job can pose a fall risk to workers. Whether an individual slips on a wet surface or falls from a height, falls can cause serious and debilitating injuries. The fall injury lawyers at Liggett Law Group see injured workers too often and we’ve identified prevention tips for every workplace to help ensure workers stay safe and uninjured.
Liggett Law Group is proud to help sponsor the 10th Annual Vamos A Pescar, Lets Go Fishing Event On August 11, 2018. The event allows families and groups of friends to come together and create memories.
A fatal tour bus wreck closed Interstate 25 in both directions just over a week ago, when a tour bus, semi truck, pickup truck, and car were involved in a deadly collision. Sadly, three people were killed in the wreck and 24 others were injured, some critically. The motor vehicle accident occurred just north of Bernalillo, New Mexico, which is about 18 miles north of Albuquerque. There were a total of 25 passengers and two drivers on the tour bus.
Texans are no strangers to inclement weather. The state experiences a wide array of weather conditions, particularly rainfall. While the dog days of summer might be very dry, Texas does experience torrential rainfall fairly regularly. With the regularity of rainfall, many people might forget how dangerous driving on wet roads can be. A recent bus crash in Humble, Texas served as a reminder of why drivers should use caution when driving in the rain.
Most motor vehicle accidents occur between two cars, but in some instances, one vehicle will collide with a stationary object, such as a guardrail or tree. Lubbock residents have seen a number of these strange accidents this year, with a couple happening just weeks apart.
The entire legal team at Liggett Law Group is thrilled to help Lubbock celebrate the Fourth of July. However, holiday times often present more dangers, particularly for travelers. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), over 3.4 million Texans will be traveling this July 4th. With an increase of people on the roads, it’s extra important for all drivers to drive safely. In an effort to prevent drunk driving accidents, Liggett Law Group is offering free cab rides home this Fourth of July for Lubbock residents.
Every year, thousands of workers are injured on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to protect people from on the job dangers by enforcing strict safety regulations. Here are the top ten workplace safety violations from 2017: