As a worker in Texas, you face many risks of on-the-job injury, with higher or lower incidences of injury based largely on the industry you work in. Understanding the most common risks Texas workers face can help you understand the facts should you experience an injury on the job.
Premises liability entails holding property owners legally accountable for accidents and injuries that happen on their premises due to their negligence. While many of these instances are slips and falls, premises liability covers a wide array of incidents. Knowing what they are can help you recognize when you have a case.
Working in an oil field is an inherently dangerous job, and as such involves a wide number of both safety and health risks. Those who engage in this type of work are often well aware of the risks. However, they may not be able to avoid an accident due to the unpredictable nature of a job that includes so many variables that may be beyond their direct control.
Texas employees do not always enjoy the benefits of workers’ compensation insurance. That may seem like a bad thing, but not always.
Whether you experienced an auto collision or workplace accident, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is possible. What you might not know is that symptoms of a brain injury are often delayed. According to Mayo Clinic, it is common for TBI symptoms to be present days or weeks following the initial injury.
Car accidents range in severity, but they happen all the time. The Texas Department of Transportation collected data stating that an injury from a car accident takes place nearly once every two minutes.
If you play sports or enjoy traveling, at one time, you probably rode on a charter bus, also called a tour bus or motorcoach. They are big. They feel safe. But are they really?
You may have spent a lot of money on a bicycle only to have the nagging feeling something is wrong. Or perhaps you had no warning at all until the day the bicycle failed, causing you to be seriously injured.
Oil fields may offer excellent opportunities for many workers. However, like any industry with a great deal of outdoor work and a lot of machinery, oil field work can present numerous hazards.
There are numerous career opportunities in the oil industry. However, these jobs may come with their own special risks. While great strides have been made in preventing injuries and fatalities while on the worksites, there is much work that needs to be done. Despite a 38 percent drop in fatal injuries in 2015 when compared to 2014, many people still get hurt while working on an oil rig, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.