The Dangers of Using Forklifts | Forklift Injuries | Lubbock, TX

The Dangers of Using Forklifts

One of the most useful machines in a number of industries, including construction, warehousing, and manufacturing, is the forklift. When used properly, a forklift can go a long way toward preventing a number of common workplace injuries by limiting the amount of lifting workers have to do. However, forklifts also carry a number of safety risks that…

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FELA

Why FELA is So Important for Railroad Workers

Working on the railroad has always been a hazardous profession. Injury or death can occur suddenly and without warning. If you or a loved one is a railroad worker who has been injured on the job due to the negligence of the railroad company, you may be able to recover damages under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act or FELA.

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unsafe working conditions

Protecting Yourself in a Dangerous Profession

Some jobs and workplaces are inherently hazardous and expose workers to an unnecessary amount of dangers. Jobs that use heavy machinery, hazardous materials, require excessive amounts of travel, or work in treacherous terrain have a higher incidence of injury and death than others due to unsafe working conditions. In 2019, 5,250 work fatalities occurred according…

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Distracted Driving in the Workplace

OSHA Updates Guidelines on Distracted Driving in the Workplace

Distracted driving is estimated to factor into between 25 to 30% of all roadway crashes, which averages out to 4,000 or more distracted driving crashes every day. At least one 2019 study concluded the technologically connected culture of most workplaces along with increased workplace performance expectations contribute to distracted driving. The ubiquity of smartphones means…

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Workplace Accident Lawsuit

Amazon Proving To Be A Dangerous Workplace Environment

While most of us can agree on the increasing status and convenience of ordering from Amazon, warehouse staff members might not think as highly of the company. A growing company means a growing staff, and oftentimes this leads to overlooked safety measures, overworked employees, and even serious injuries. Recent grievances reported by Amazon workers have…

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Texas Scaffolding Accident Attorneys

Construction Worker Left Hanging From Side Of Building After Scaffolding Collapse

The city of Fort Worth witnessed a terrifying sight early this month when a scaffolding collapse occurred on a construction site. What was unusual about this Texas construction accident is how many people were there to witness it and take video footage. A marketing company was making promotional videos when its employees looked outside the window and across the street to find a man dangling from the side of a building. The marketing company and several onlookers outside captured the harrowing incident was on camera.

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Workplace Accident Lawsuit

Texas Worker Prevails In Workplace Accident Lawsuit

Every year, thousands of Texans are injured on the job. Many of them are afraid to file personal injury lawsuits for fear of retaliation by employers, but this leaves them paying the price for an employer’s negligence. Workers have every right to pursue compensation after a Texas workplace accident. Although coming forward may be difficult, it is the only way to obtain justice. Justice is exactly what came to a Texas man who was injured in a 2016 Gainesville workplace accident.

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Lubbock Workplace Injury Attorneys

OSHA Using Drones To Inspect Jobsites

If you happen to work in construction, you know the importance of having foreman, lead workers, and front-line supervisors who know how to practice proper safety protocol. While routine inspections may seem like a mundane everyday task, they are conducted in order to remain in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines for keeping employees safe from harm. Now OSHA has found a new way to ensure worker safety.

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