Posts Tagged ‘worksite injury’

Bee Cave Scaffold Collapse: Scaffolding Safety

I was walking back to my office from an appointment this afternoon, and I read about a scaffold collapse on Bee Cave Road. I don’t know what happened, but you can almost guarantee that there were a number of safety violations that led to the problem.  I try not to usually make such generalizations, but…

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Texas Is Leading The Nation In Workplace Deaths and Fatalities

Last week, the Dallas Morning News had a good article on the number of workplace deaths in Texas. While the number of deaths have decreased in almost all parts of the nation, they remain high in Texas.  Indeed, in 2010, the last year for which statistics are available, Texas was responsible for 10% of the…

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On-The-Job Injury? Don't Sign A Release Without Advice From A Lawyer

I’ve heard from two attorneys the last few days that were trying to avoid a difficult situation involving on-the-job injuries. For background, Texas is a worker’s comp state.  If your employer has worker’s comp then you are, for the most part, barred from suing your employer if you’re injured on the job.  On the other…

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