When you are injured on the job in Texas and you are unable to perform your regular work duties, you and your employer both suffer. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., have often provided counsel to people who have not fully recovered yet, but are eager to return to work.
As someone who works in the Texas oil drilling industry, you likely find your job fast-paced and exciting. You may enjoy the feeling of tiredness after a hard day's work, and you may also feel a sense of pride in the work that you accomplish. Though your job may seem fulfilling, you likely understand that it also poses considerable safety risks.
While some occupations in Texas come with more potentially dangerous working conditions than others, the maritime industry faces a large number of barge accidents in general. Injuries in this industry can result from malfunctioning operations, slips and falls, tugboat accidents and heavy equipment, among many other incidents. Employers provide barge workers proper safety procedures to follow upon working shifts; however, accidents in this industry nevertheless occur.
The oil and gas industry plays a vital role in the Texas economy, and provides many people with a steady source of work. Those in the oil fields face high on-the-job accident risks, though, and according to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, one of these is motor vehicle accidents. Data indicates that workers in the oil and gas industry face a risk of a motor vehicle crash death that is eight times higher than in other industries.
Texas roadways are full of tractor trailers carrying goods from one end of the country to the other. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notes that the 5 million commercial vehicle operators have considerable responsibilities that go beyond those of the 250 million motorists in passenger vehicles. That is why this government agency is committed to holding large truck operators accountable for safety issues and their correction.