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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Lubbock Workplace Accidents

Simple Ways to Improve Jobsite Safety

The construction industry is particularly dangerous for those who work on different jobsites. Everything from heavy equipment and machinery to working in trenches and at high elevations can pose incredible risks, especially when safety protocols are not followed correctly.

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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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Cell Phone Distractions Pose Serious Threat To First Responders

When we hear the phrase distracted driving, our minds immediately think of young, irresponsible drivers putting the lives of other drivers on the road at risk. Something that might not come to mind as quickly is the danger distracted driving poses for first responders. Whether en route to provide help or stopped on the side…

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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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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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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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