This is the fourth straight yearly increase since 2016. Key findings from the 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show us that the share of Hispanic or Latino workers fatally injured on the job continued to grow, increasing to 22.5 percent (1,072 fatalities) from 20.4 percent (1,088 fatalities) in 2019. Fatal work injuries to Hispanic and Latino workers Across Various Industries Hispanic and Latino workers were the only publishable race and ethnicity group whose fatal injury rate rose, from 4.2 fatal work injuries per 100,000 full-time workers in 2019 to 4.5 in 2020. The ... Continue Reading
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Warehouse Accident Injuries and Deaths in Dallas
Dallas Non-Subscriber Work Injury Cases We know that Texas has the highest rate of workplace fatalities in the United States. But what about Dallas, Texas? Many of the workplace deaths occur on construction sites, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 214,000 workers were injured in Texas in 2018 alone. But one can question what makes Texas construction sites so dangerous? Many speculate that the high death rate can be attributed to failures of certain Texas policies, and there may be some truth to that, but forklift accidents for instance, often happen in warehouse ... Continue Reading
Dallas Work-Related Fatalities for Cases Inspected by Federal or State OSHA
According to the BLS Work Accident Statistics, the leading cause of workplace deaths was motor vehicle accidents. Roughly 40% of workplace deaths occurred in transportation incidents. Other leading causes were fall/slips and trips, deaths from being struck by objects or equipment, and exposure to harmful chemicals. When the loved passed away in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another person or company, Texas Law establishes what surviving family members may have a right to bring a Wrongful Death Case. Determining whether there the decedent has a will, whether or not the ... Continue Reading
Why do Bicycle Accidents Occur at Alarming Rates?
Sharing the Road! Not only through my experience as a personal injury lawyer but also, as an avid cyclist myself, I know that that every time I get on the roadway, there a possibility that I will have a bicycle accident. For that reason, before I get out for a ride, I do everything that I can to make sure I know the rules of the road and that my bicycle and safety equipment is working properly. Despite everything that I can do to protect myself from having a bicycle accident, I also know that I’m on road with other drivers that may or may not have any idea what the law is that protects my ... Continue Reading
Drunk Drivers Tear Texas Families Apart!
Every year hundreds of Texans are killed in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. In Harris County alone, the Texas Department of Transportation estimates that over 100 individuals were killed in alcohol related accidents. Unfortunately, impaired drivers are on our roads and are causing catastrophic accidents that are tearing Texas families apart. When a tragedy like this occurs, it is difficult to focus on lawsuits or lawyers because there is no compensation or criminal penalty that is going to bring the loved one back. There does come a time that, we want to do what we can to make sure the ... Continue Reading
Who Can Bring Wrongful Death Cases to Court in Texas?
Wrongful death claims are common when a family member dies in an accident due to the negligence of another party. The state of Texas realizes the impact on families when a member dies and leaves behind medical bills and funeral expenses generated by the untimely event, not to mention the loss of consortium felt by spouses, parents, and dependent children. Compensation from a wrongful death action in Texas is intended as financial recovery for the damages created by the negligent party that is to go directly to the immediate family or closest survivor. However, these claims are typically ... Continue Reading
Why Houston is Nationally Ranked in the Top 3 for Fatal Car Accidents
Although we call them car accidents, the truth is most fatal car accidents are no accident at all. They’re “incidents” that could have been avoided had the responsible party not acted negligently and followed the rules of the road! Houston ranks in the top 3 for fatal car accidents in the United States. There are several reasons for why Houston ranks so high on the list. Unfortunately, many of these fatalities could have been avoided if drivers made better decisions. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a Houston car accident and you need some guidance on filing a wrongful death or ... Continue Reading