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Compensation can help families that lose loved ones

Sometimes it is important to take a moment and carefully consider just how important family members are in our lives. The day to day business of living can sometimes make it hard to fully appreciate how our much of our personal well-being may be owed to being part of a family. Families can provide us with a sense of belonging and security. From the eldest matriarch to the youngest newborn, each member helps contribute to family's uniqueness.

Pool operator negligence could result in drownings

Summer is on the horizon, which in Texas means long, hot days. But this is not such a bad thing when you consider that a hot day is a perfect day to jump into a swimming pool and enjoy a cooling dip. But safety is always a concern when swimming. Swimmers can suffer serious injuries if pool operators do not take proper precautions to ensure their pools are safe.

Health care-associated infections can prove fatal

When a family member is hospitalized, you hope that they are able to receive treatment that will help resolve their medical issues. But even if your loved one successfully undergoes surgery or other treatment, he or she may be vulnerable during the remainder of their stay at a health care facility.

Which occupations produce the most fatalities in Texas?

Given that 2014 has only just ended, statistics for fatal occupational injuries for the year have not yet been released. However, statistics for the year 2013 were released in October of last year. In this post, we will look at some of the work-related fatality trends that took place in Texas between the years 2012 and 2013.

OSHA revises rules regarding reporting of workplace injuries

When an employee is on a job site, it is reasonable for them to expect that their employer has taken every required precaution to ensure their safety. Companies should adhere to all mandated requirements so as to help workers perform their daily job duties without suffering injuries.

Pecuniary injuries are important aspect of wrongful death suits

Losing a loved one can have a jarring and profound effect on the deceased's family members. It can be very difficult to reconcile that a valued part of a family's structure has been forever removed. This loss can be that much more difficult if it was due to some form of misconduct or negligence on behalf of a third party. Such an event is called a "wrongful death."

Temp employees have a right to safe work environments

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration take the protection of temporary workers very seriously. In 2013, a temp employee suffered a fatal workplace accident at a manufacturing plant. The employee had not been provided proper training by either the plant or the temporary staffing agency. 

Many Texas construction workers not covered for serious injuries

As those who live here know, Texas has an abundance of opportunities for hard working individuals to find jobs. In fact, in the last decade, Texas has topped all other states in job creation. This fact comes from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which additionally reports that the statewide bright spot of job creation casts an ominous shadow. Texas is also the frontrunner in the area of worker fatalities.

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