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Texas Oilfield Accidents

Texas Oilfield Accidents

Oilfield Injuries At any stage of the oil and gas extraction process, non-fatal oilfield injuries can happen for many reasons. In Texas alone, the Texas Railroad Commission controls the issuing of permits and citing violations, and the TRC finds tens of thousands of violations each year. These violations endanger workers. Oilfield accidents are often the result of these violations, which include oilfield equipment, vehicles, pipelines, storage, and other areas.  Some of the more severe oilfield accidents involve hazardous chemicals, electrified equipment, [...]

The Facts Behind Texas Oilfield Accidents

The Facts Behind Texas Oilfield Accidents

Oilfield accidents are well known for being extremely dangerous, and resulting accident claims are often complicated. It’s common for major players in the industry to argue that their fields are not a hazard. Here’s the truth about oilfield accidents and their resulting injuries.  Accident Statistics from the Oilfield Here are some statistics and other facts that you should know about oilfield accidents in the US: From 2008 to 2017, there were 1,566 reported oilfield fatalities in the oil and gas drilling industry [...]

KMCO Plant Explosion & Common Explosion Injuries

KMCO Plant Explosion & Common Explosion Injuries

Plant explosions have the potential to cause devastating injuries to workers and those living or working in the local community. Injuries suffered in a plant explosion are often related to extreme heat, and explosions can create temperatures approaching or even exceeding thousands of degrees. These temperatures are so high that they can essentially vaporize anything around them. Sadly for humans close to the explosion, death can occur.  KMCO Plant Explosion in Crosby In April 2019, there was a devastating plant explosion [...]

Watson Grinding Refinery Explosion in Houston

Watson Grinding Refinery Explosion in Houston

Plant and refinery explosions are often complicated, requiring extensive investigations by experts in refinery operations. These investigations look into many factors, including: What caused the accident?  Did it happen due to faulty equipment?  Was it caused by an OSHA violation?  Was the negligence of a contractor or third-party maintenance concern involved? As an accident victim or family member of a victim, you deserve experienced and knowledgable legal representation in order to fully recover.  Watson Grinding Plant Explosion Tragically Kills Employees The explosion at Watson Grinding & [...]

Important Things to Know About Oil Rig Accidents

Important Things to Know About Oil Rig Accidents

Leading Causes of Texas Oil Rig Injuries Explosions and fires are the cause of many injuries and deaths on oil rigs, but transportation and equipment accidents are actually much more common. Let’s take a closer look at these three causes. Commuting and Transportation Incidents. Transportation to and from a rig can be a complex process involving multiple forms of transport. The helicopters and boats used to ferry workers to the rig are at risk of mechanical failures. Also, some workers have [...]

Infection After A Dog Bite In Texas

Infection After A Dog Bite In Texas

Over 38% of all American households own a dog according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That translates to amount of homes in the country that have dogs being roughly 48,255,413. The possibility of a dog bite is a real threat. If you are attacked by a dog you have many issues to be concerned about and pain is just one. Infection is another as there are more than 300 strains of bacteria that live in a dog’s saliva. [...]

Is A Dash Cam Useful For Drivers In Texas

Is A Dash Cam Useful For Drivers In Texas?

Police having body cameras and dash cams has been in the news in the last couple of years. For a long time, dash cams were primarily used in police vehicles. As technology has improved, become more affordable, and in times where videos and pictures are a daily activity of many people, having dashcams on personal vehicles have grown in popularity. These cameras can provide you video footage of anything that is occurring around your vehicle. If you are involved [...]

How Social Media Can Damage Your Personal Injury Claim

How Social Media Can Damage Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media makes our lives an open book for everyone to read. There are those who post every detail of their lives every day, while others post once in a while when an event or situation warrants it. Some people don’t post much, they are only on social media to keep abreast of their friends and those they follow to see what is going on in their lives. Either way, there are a lot of people who use social [...]

Why You Need A Lawyer After A Slip-And-Fall Accident In Texas

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Slip-and-Fall Accident in Texas

You have rights when you have sustained injuries from a slip-and-fall accident. The issue with slip-and-fall cases is proving negligence on the part of the property owner, to obtain compensation for your damages, is not an easy task. Litigating one of these claims takes experience and know-how as these cases can be complicated. A Texas slip-and-fall attorney is your best bet when you are interested in moving forward with a slip-and-fall personal injury claim. There are thousands of slip-and-fall accidents [...]

Was The Texting Ban In Texas Effective

Was The Texting Ban In Texas Effective?

There exists a myriad of reasons that a crash takes place on the roads. Distracted driving is a leading cause and an area of concern for many lawmakers. Primary to distracted driving is the issue of texting while driving. A primary ban was enacted in the state of Texas in 2017 against this behavior while behind the wheel, but the problem remains, this is only one type of distracting behavior. There are so many other distractions a driver can [...]