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.
Some jobs and workplaces are inherently hazardous and expose workers to an unnecessary amount of dangers. Jobs that use heavy machinery, hazardous materials, require excessive amounts of travel, or work in treacherous terrain have a higher incidence of injury and death than others due to unsafe working conditions. In 2019, 5,250 work fatalities occurred according…
The city of Fort Worth witnessed a terrifying sight early this month when a scaffolding collapse occurred on a construction site. What was unusual about this Texas construction accident is how many people were there to witness it and take video footage. A marketing company was making promotional videos when its employees looked outside the window and across the street to find a man dangling from the side of a building. The marketing company and several onlookers outside captured the harrowing incident was on camera.
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.