From online retailers to grocery store, many businesses use warehouses to ship, receive, and store materials and goods across the U.S. Factories are also necessary to produce and distribute products, providing thousands of jobs for Americans.
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 toward preventing a number of common workplace injuries by limiting the amount of lifting workers have to do. However, forklifts also carry a number of safety risks that…
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.
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.
While many people think the risk of electrocution is mostly relevant for electricians, the reality is that thousands of workers are exposed to the risk of electrocution everyday. Workplace electrocutions account for over 400 deaths each year, and are the fourth leading cause of death in the construction industry.
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.
Burns from fire, due to constant sparks or the possible presence of flammable materials, including gasoline and solvents Burns from extreme heat exposure to ultraviolet rays emitted by the welding process Welding Arc Flash Eye Injuries. Injuries to the eyes are common due to excessive heat or exposure to the intense ultraviolet rays that are part…
On April 10, 2014, Jose Aguirre was tragically killed while performing job related duties and the cause of death was electrocution. Park Tower Residents were startled by what they thought was an explosion and rushed out of their apartments to find the Mr. Aguirre lying on the ground smoldering and struggling to breathe. Ted Liggett of the Lubbock law firm Liggett Law Group has filed a lawsuit against Park Towers, LLC on behalf of the family of Jose Aguirre in the workplace accident.