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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Is New Technology Making Texas Workplaces Safe?

We can all agree workplace safety is an essential aspect of any work environment. All workers should feel safe while performing their jobs, no matter what the profession entails. While safety should be a top priority, unfortunately it isn’t always. Some workplaces skimp on safety training or equipment, which can present serious risks for workers,…

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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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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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wrongful death

What to Do After a Wrongful Death

There are few things in life more painful than the unexpected death of a loved one. Sometimes that pain is even greater when it is believed that the loved one should not have died, especially if they are only gone because of someone else’s negligence. Quite often, recovering some of your losses requires filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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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 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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