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Blog Posts in January, 2018

  • Oil Field Accidents: When to Involve a Lawyer

    || 15-Jan-2018

    Drilling for oil is an incredibly dangerous job. The risk of injury and death can be incredibly high, from drilling to extraction. Not only do oil field workers use industrial machines, but many oil fields can experience explosions if a stray spark comes into contact with the flammable material. According to OSHA, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job from 2003 to 2010. ...
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  • Texas is Responsible for 40% of U.S. Oil Field Fatalities

    || 11-Jan-2018

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas accounted for approximately 40 percent of the 663 workers that were killed throughout the United States in oil field-related industries between 2007 and 2012. An investigation by the Houston Chronicle revealed the failure of the federal government to implement proper safety standards and procedures. Additionally, the investigation also shows ...
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  • Oil Boom Leads to More Deaths

    || 9-Jan-2018

    For more than a decade, the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry experienced exceptional growth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the overall workforce doubled in size and the number of drilling rigs increased by 71 percent from 2003 to 2013. Unfortunately, these increases correlate with a substantial increase of oil field and onshore drilling accidents, injuries, ...
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  • Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim?

    || 5-Jan-2018

    Under federal and state laws, employers must not take negative employment actions against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This is known as retaliation, and is strictly prohibited. Thus, you may not be legally fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This law provides protection to all employees who file workers’ compensation in good faith. This means ...
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  • 5 Reasons Your Workers' Comp Claim May Have Been Denied

    || 3-Jan-2018

    Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial relief to injured workers. It covers medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the at-work injury. However, there are certain requirements you must meet in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation. If you fail to meet the requirements, your claim may be denied. There are 5 main reasons your workers’ ...
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