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OSHA Campaigns to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat
As summer heats up and heat indexes rise to dangerous levels across the country and along the Gulf Coast, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hoping to raise awareness among employers and workers about the dangers of working in extreme heat. The campaign’s important message comes down to three words: Water. Rest. Shade.
What Coverage is Available to Passengers Injured in Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Car Accidents?
Ten years ago, ridesharing car accidents were unheard of. Uber and Lyft weren’t even in existence. Now they’re multi-billion dollar companies with drivers across the country. Of course, the more drivers that these companies have on the road, the more ridesharing car accidents they’re involved in. Injured passengers never got compensated in some of those … Continue reading
Summer Calls for Extra Care with AC and Other Appliances
Tuesday was the first official day of summer, and that means air conditioners and large appliances are doing extra duty as the days get longer and the temperatures higher. But it also means a greater number of accidents and injuries due to electrocution, fires and faulty equipment. Here, a few tips to keep in mind … Continue reading
Seeking Compensation for Summertime Injuries
Summer is the time for sports and other outdoor activities, and it is also a good time to accomplish some needed tasks around the house. Unfortunately, summertime injuries that often accompany these activities may require both extensive medical attention and financial compensation. This is the time to consider legal intervention, the type available from the … Continue reading
Motorcycle Safety Takes Center Stage in May
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, bringing awareness of the unique dangers for motorcyclists and everyone who shares the rode with them. Motorcycles are high on fun, excitement and fuel efficiency, but they are also high on risk. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that deaths occur 27 times more frequently for … Continue reading
Safety Tips for Your Summer Road Trips
Family vacations! What a great time to see the world (or at least a few states) and make memories to last forever. However, if you aren’t prepared for safety while traveling, those memories might be ones you’d rather forget. Stranded! Breaking down any time is the pits; there is no upside to sitting helpless on … Continue reading
Texas City Honors Victims of Deadliest Industrial Accident
The deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history happened in Texas City, Texas, 70 years ago this weekend. A giant fertilizer explosion occurred April 16, 1947, aboard a vessel docked at the Texas City port, killing 581 people and injuring 3,500 more. Property damage was estimated to be $100 million, or $1.07 billion in today’s dollars. … Continue reading
Spring Break Injuries
Spring break is just around the corner. To enjoy it to the fullest extent, there are certain rules by which you can abide. Among those are ways you can avoid spring break injuries. Here are some tips you can use for staying safe and enjoying yourself on your spring break. Drive in Shifts with Friends … Continue reading
Deadly Texas Bus Crash Renews Focus on Dangers of Distracted Driving
The Associated Press and other major news outlets reported texting while driving may have been a contributing factor in the bus crash in rural Texas that killed 13 people returning from a church outing this week—highlighting the dangers of operating smartphones while behind the wheel. According to the AP, a witness reportedly said the 20-year-old … Continue reading
If I am injured at work in Texas, can I sue my employer?
Every worker is required to be kept reasonably safe and sound during working hours. According to Texas Law and Labor Enforcement, a worker can sue their employer after an injury; however, the worker must be able to prove that the employer was negligent. This underscores the need for documentation after you have been injured at work … Continue reading