common construction accidents

If I Get Workers Comp, Can I Still File a Lawsuit?

In most cases, when you have been injured on the job, the only way you can recover compensation from your employer will be through the workers’ compensation system. Anyone who collects workers’ compensation in Texas for their workplace injury of illness is prohibited from filing a standard lawsuit for related damages because the law says that a workers’ compensation claim is an “exclusive remedy” for any such injury or illness.

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Lubbock Oilfield injuries

Lubbock Oilfield Injuries

Although current prices seem to have curbed some activity, the Texas oil and gas boom goes on and too many accidents happen. In fact, while drilling continues at an accelerated pace, the lower price has caused some oil and gas drilling companies to cut corners, which means additional pressure to use workers who lack experience and to implement unsafe equipment. Such an environment breeds workplaces with poor safety and a significant increase in the risk of Lubbock oilfield injuries to workers here and elsewhere.

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Amputation

What to Do After a Workplace Amputation Injury

When a worker suffers an amputation in an accident or is injured seriously enough to require amputation of limbs, fingers, or toes, it is usually extremely painful and a major emotional shock to the system. However, more than that, it is a life-altering injury, in addition to being among the most difficult and expensive workplace accidents. Recovery from an amputation often requires long-term medical care, rehabilitation and physical therapy and sometimes, it can include mental health treatment.

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Causes of Texas Oil and Gas Refinery Explosions

Causes of Texas Oil and Gas Refinery Explosions

There is little doubt that workers in the oil and gas industry are toiling in one of the most dangerous industries in Texas and the entire country. These workers face a great many risks every day, but no risk is more potentially devastating and even fatal than the possibility of a refinery explosion. That is…

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The Dangers of Using Forklifts

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 in helping avoid a number of common workplace injuries by limiting the amount of lifting that workers have to do. However, forklifts also carry a number…

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Welding Injuries

Welding Injuries Are All Too Common

Welding is one of the most regulated areas in several industries, especially the construction industry, and the reason for that is, it’s among the most dangerous occupations anywhere. Yet, despite the heavy regulations designed to protect the health of a welder and mandates on the part of federal and Texas state regulators that make employers,…

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scaffolding work

The Perils of Scaffolding Work

Under normal conditions, construction workers have the hardest and most dangerous jobs in the state; in all, about 10 percent of construction workers can expect to be injured on the job at some point. Unfortunately, falls from scaffolding systems that are either defective or improperly installed or maintained make those jobs even less safe and they are far too common.

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Texas Oilfield

The Dangers of Working in Lubbock Texas Oilfields

It’s difficult to overstate the danger inherent in working in a Lubbock, Texas oilfield; oil work is a difficult profession dealing with dangerous chemicals and sometimes difficult conditions. The inherent danger, combined with an oil and gas boom in which companies are trying to squeeze ever-larger profits out of each worker means there have been numerous accidents in Lubbock oilfields, leading to a great number of injuries and even some fatalities.

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