Workplace Accidents

Texas health care workers should beware of workplace hazards

Medical workers may be exposed to infectious agents and/or hazardous chemicals each day. Employers are responsible for ensuring their employee’s safety while at work. Millions of sick Americans visit health care clinics and hospitals each year, relying on medical professionals to diagnose and treat them. Medical professionals receive extensive training and take special precautions to …

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Report shows TX workers face an above average risk of fatal accidents

Next to other large states, Texas has a much higher rate of worker deaths than statistically expected; high construction fatality rates may be one reason. Many workers who live in El Paso consider their state to be exceptional in various ways. Unfortunately, a new report suggests that Texas also stands out in one decidedly negative …

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Texas construction workers and the dangers they face in the workplace

Construction workers face a number of hazards in the workplace, which could cause accidents that result in serious occupational injuries or deaths. There is some level of risk of suffering occupational injuries and illnesses in nearly every profession and field throughout Texas, and elsewhere. For some, however, the danger may be greater. According to the …

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What workers in Texas should know about third-party liability claims

When workers are injured due to the actions of parties other than their employers, they may be able to file personal injury claims against those parties. Many of the workplace accidents that occur in El Paso can unfortunately be attributed to the actions of either employees or employers. However, in some cases, workers may suffer …

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Can my Texas employer fire me following a workplace accident?

Employees in Texas may not be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim or hiring an attorney. Though often preventable, workplace accidents happen at an alarming rate. Take, for example, the year 2015 in Texas. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.6 incidents for every 100 workers across the state. Of …

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