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More workplace injuries in retail than in other Texas industries

February 4, 2020
Slick floor at a retail shop

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that workers in the retail industry in Texas suffer more occupational illnesses and injuries than workers in all other sectors in the state’s private sector. With workers’ compensation insurance being optional for employers, there are likely thousands of victims of workplace injuries each year who are left with…

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Burn and other injuries from vaping on the rise across the country

January 17, 2020

When people purchase a product, they generally trust that it is safe for them to use. Most of the time, that assumption is correct, but there are instances where a dangerous or defective product still makes it into the marketplace. E-cigarettes, or vape pens, have been a source of recent criticism due to being linked to…

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Wrongful death claims and gross negligence in the workplace

January 2, 2020

On Dec. 17, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the number of work-related fatalities in 2018 showed an increase for the fourth time in the past five years. According to the American Society of Safety Professionals, most workplace accidents are preventable, given the innovations and all the tools available to employers in Texas…

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How a brain injury can impact you and your family

December 22, 2019
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When a person suffers a major injury, it can have a far-reaching impact on the entire family. For example, when one person has a brain injury, he or she may be unable to work or may need constant care. The person’s medical needs can be extensive and costly, and all of these things can directly…

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Auto accidents: Parking lots can be hazardous during the Holidays

December 19, 2019

At this time of the year, many people in Houston and elsewhere find themselves with not enough time for everything they have to do. With functions, get-togethers with friends, buying gifts and everything they need for the meals they planned for the holidays, rushing around is par for the course. The places where the roads…

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Port Neches Plant Explosion

December 10, 2019
Plant explosion - serious burn injuries

Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, an explosion at the TPC Group Operations plant in Port Neches resulted in injuries and damage to homes in the area. A mandatory evacuation was initiated for everyone within half a mile of the facility, as the fire continued to spread after the initial explosion. It is believed that only a…

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Wrongful Death Claim Regardless of Workers’ Compensation Coverage

November 20, 2019

Employers nationwide, including here in Texas, must protect the health and safety of their employees. Their responsibilities include compliance with federal and state safety standards including but not limited to OSHA. Even if an employer has workers’ compensation coverage, if an employee dies due to an employer’s gross negligence, the surviving family members may pursue financial…

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Electrical burns can be more serious than they appear

November 8, 2019

The human body is an alarmingly successful conductor of electricity. An electrical current can easily pass through the body, and even if the harm appears insignificant, it can cause severe damage and/ or scaring to the skin, muscles, heart, brain or other internal organs and can often result in death.  Different circumstances can lead to…

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How Not Wearing a Helmet May Hurt Your Motorcycle Collision Claim

November 4, 2019

Texas has more lax motorcycle helmet laws than some other states. While there are some regulations and rules you must still follow, it is possible for you to legally operate a motorcycle without a helmet. Even though you are allowed to ride without a helmet, there are a multitude of reasons why you shouldn’t. Safety…

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40-foot fall causes workplace injuries to construction worker

October 28, 2019
workers' compensation lawyer

Last week multiple rescue units and firefighters responded to a construction site involving the expansion of a YMCA facility in Wichita Falls, Texas – www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/worker-falls-at-ymca-construction-site/. An emergency call went out after a 40-foot fall that caused serious workplace injuries. A fall from such a height is sure to cause severe or even fatal injuries. Reportedly,…

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