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.
We’ve discussed in previous blogs about how distracted and even drowsy driving can be dangerous on roadways. By taking your eyes off the road for just a few seconds, you’re putting yourself and other drivers at an increased risk of getting into a potentially deadly motor vehicle accident. Because of this, Texas lawmakers are pushing for more legislation that would require drivers to go hands free with their mobile devices when they get behind the wheel.
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.
If you receive a text message while you’re driving from a family member or your significant other, do you check it or even reply to it? Chances are you’d probably say yes if you found yourself at a stoplight or sitting in traffic. There are countless times where we find ourselves engaging in these distracted driving situations and don’t actually realize how dangerous they can be. Many researchers are now claiming distracted driving is comparable to drunk driving.
We tend to feel a sense of comfort knowing our safety is a priority for our employers. We neither expect to encounter any potentially deadly instances during the workday nor anticipate any sort of devastation to affect our day-to-day work. However, for those who find themselves doing industrial or manufacturing work, the odds are often quite different.
Though fairly common, drowsy driving is one of the most dangerous factors affecting drivers on the roadways. In fact, according to The National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation can have similar effects on the body to drinking alcohol. In fact, being awake for 18 hours straight makes you drive like you have a blood alcohol level of .05— and .08 makes you legally drunk.
Going out on a Friday night or on the weekends for a few drinks is something most people over the age of 21 do fairly often. Most of the time, we are meeting up with friends, having a girls or guys night out, and just enjoying ourselves. Back in 2012, however, this typical chain of events took a turn for the worse when a high-profile patron at a Dallas nightclub was overserved, resulting in a horrific car accident.
It’s often easy to think of cyclists as a nuisance, especially in areas that do not cater towards them with bike lanes. Seeing these experienced bike riders weave in and out of traffic can be scary, especially if you aren’t sure other drivers are paying as much attention or not. Luckily, many cities are paving the way for cyclists with new bike lanes and plans for safer bicycle traffic. The latest metro area to make this list is our very own Lubbock, Texas.