If you got hurt at work and are no longer able to do your job you are probably wondering how you are going to pay your bills and put food on the table. You might know a little about workers' compensation benefits, but you may be wondering if they apply in your case.
Asbestos exposure is linked to several diseases, which is why its use has been restricted. However, many workers in San Antonio, especially those in construction, continue to risk exposure when working in older buildings that still contain materials made from asbestos. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an asbestos-related disease might arise from either short-term or long-term exposure.
If you drive a heavy truck, you have probably heard a lot about how driver fatigue and distracted driving contribute to accidents. However, another high-ranking cause of truck accidents in Texas is the overloading of cargo. This occurs when the load you are carrying surpasses the physical or legal capacities of your truck.
Distracted driving has become an increasingly prevalent problem, leading to some cities and states, including San Antonio, to implement laws requiring hands-free devices while driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control, traffic accidents attributed to distracted driving account for 1,161 injuries and eight deaths per day.
If you are an oil worker, then you are well aware of how dangerous it can be, especially for offshore jobs. It is even more dangerous in Texas than in other states, as discussed in a previous post. There are a few key areas that pose significant threats to offshore workers.
More than one in five Americans say they have been injured on the job, according to a Findlaw.com survey. Especially if you are an oil field or oil drilling worker, you may have seen or experienced things like back injuries, hand and finger injuries, amputations, catastrophic injuries and tragic accidents.