Oil Extraction: Is the Pay Worth the Risk?

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

In May 2018, a group of workers brought a lawsuit against the San Antonio-based refiner Valero Energy Corporation for injuries they suffered in a refinery explosion. The group of 28 employees was working near the facility’s alkylation unit when a line carrying flammable liquids failed, causing the explosion.

This March, Practice Workplace Eye Safety Awareness

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

Most people rely heavily on their vision to carry out their work, to navigate their workplace and home, and to carry out various errands and hobbies. However, the eyes are delicate organs, and even minor damage to them can easily reduce or even destroy the ability to see clearly. Every day, about 2,000 people suffer some kind of eye injury …

Texas Colleges Receive $400,000 in Safety Education Grants

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced an award of grant funding to four Texas colleges, according to an Insurance News Net press release. The funding will go to pay for free workplace safety courses for employees, employers, and interested members of the public. In total, the grants equal $400,000. The courses will be taught by the risk management institutes at …

Three Ways to Reduce Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

Texas workers lose hundreds of productive hours each year through accidental injuries. Many of these injuries can be prevented when employers and employees work together to make the workplace safer. Since slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries, experienced Texas injury lawyers encourage workplaces large and small to look for ways to reduce …

Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation Seeks Presenters for “Texas Safety Summit”

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

The Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, also known as the “Texas Safety Summit,” will be held May 19-21 in Austin, Texas. Concerned workers, employers and other experienced individuals are invited to submit proposals for presentations to be given at the summit. Experienced Texas workplace injury attorneys recognize that events like the Texas …

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

Workers compensation is a benefit program offered to employees of a company, in which the employees and/or their families can file for claims to illnesses, injuries, and even death, if they occurred while they are at work. Workers compensation is aimed to ensure that the employees are protected in the event of an accident – to be properly compensated and …

$8.6M Verdict Against CSX For Retired Employee With Cancer

By CAMlawPersonal Injury, Workplace Accidents

Railroads are an important part of American life and the employees of railroads contend with difficult and dangerous conditions to keep the trains and their cargo moving across the country. In Texas alone, there are more than 10,000 miles of track and almost 20,000 employees of many different rail lines, according to the Association of American Railroads. The Tennessee Court …

Workplace Risks: Two U.S. Teachers Killed in Two Days

Recently graduating from college, many of my friends are considering their future careers. Some have decided to pursue the life of a teacher, but two separate situations this week have raised cause for alarm. On two different sides of the country, only one day apart, two teachers have been murdered. Teachers have difficult jobs to begin with, but the added …

Florida Murderers Escape Prison with Accidental Release

After weeks of searching, authorities have detained two escaped convicts, they’re believed to have forged court documents that permitted their release. 34 year-old Joseph Jenkins has been serving a 50 year sentence since 1998 for the home invasion, armed robbery, and murder of Roscoe Pugh Jr. Jenkins was also charged with car theft in 1997, adding 5 years to his …

4 Common Workplace Injuries

By CAMlawWorkplace Accidents

Your place of work should be where you feel safe. But in 2010, over 4,500 American workers were killed on the job while millions more suffered serious non-fatal workplace injuries. To help you stay safe while at work, here are four common workplace injuries and how you can avoid them: Overexertion workplace injuries: Overexertion workplace injuries are the most common …

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