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…
Liggett Law Group is happy to announce that we are helping Magic 1065 and Telemundo Lubbock celebrate the 6th Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival. The celebration will be held at Buffalo Springs Lake Amphitheater starting at noon and tickets include the fee to get into the Buffalo Springs Lake.
Regardless of the industry or type of job, all workers are entitled to a safe workplace. Employers in more dangerous industries like construction or manufacturing need to take extra steps to protect their employees from harm. Unfortunately, some of the most dangerous conditions for workers are not obvious, and can even be hidden in plain sight.
Weather can often be unpredictable, so people need to prepare for extreme weather in order to prevent accidents and injuries. In Lubbock, extreme weather can include hail, tornados, dangerous droughts, and more. As we get closer to a hot Texas summer, it is important for employers to ensure all employees are properly educated about preventing wildfires and are informed about safety procedures should a wildfire start.
Nearly every Texas driver is familiar with yearly safety inspections. Without an up-to-date inspection, drivers could find themselves paying a traffic fine or be prevented from updating their vehicle registration. But some people believe this yearly ritual is out of date with current vehicle technology, and one Texas Senator proposed legislation to get rid of yearly safety inspections for Texas drivers.
Using a cell phone while driving is incredibly dangerous. Each year, thousands of drivers using their cell phone while driving cause car accidents resulting in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Although most people know texting while driving is unsafe, many Texas drivers engage in this risky behavior anyway. However, Texas legislators are doing everything in their power to bring an end to car accidents caused by texting drivers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) believes all workers have the right to a safe workplace. To enforce this belief, OSHA has set strict safety guidelines all employers must abide by. Unfortunately, not all employers comply with OSHA regulations and several organizations are now suing OSHA over one of its new rules for workplace accident reporting.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports there are more than six million car accidents every year, and rear-end collisions account for more than 40% of all accidents. Seeing as rear-enders are the most common type of car accident, it’s likely that at one point in our lives, each of us will be involved in one, so it’s important to know what to do when one occurs.