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  • Construction Accidents, Non-Subscriber Cases & Third-Party Liability Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-May-2019

    Construction zones are incredibly dangerous to both workers and casual passersby. In fact, according to OSHA, there are approximately 14 construction-related deaths in the United States each day. The construction industry’s “Fatal Four” – falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between objects and structures – are reportedly responsible for over ...
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  • Workers' Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Apr-2019

    Workers’ Compensation & the Dangers of Returning to Work Early A serious job-related injury can keep an employee out of work for weeks or months. Unfortunately, employers aren’t above disputing workers’ compensation claims just to safeguard their insurance premiums. Some employers will even manipulate or intimidate their workers just to get them back in the office sooner. If ...
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  • Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-Apr-2019

    Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents? Each year, an alarmingly high number of Texans are killed or injured in traffic collisions involving 18-wheeler vehicles. Many grieving families and accident survivors struggle to maintain their prior lifestyles in the aftermath of a collision because they’re burdened by medical debts, funeral expenses, and unexpected probate costs. Fortunately, ...
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  • The Most Deadly Jobs in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Mar-2019

    Many professions are intrinsically dangerous because of their exposure to high-risk situations, heavy equipment, and various other environmental dangers. Certain jobs in Texas are more hazardous than others because of their reputation for high workplace injuries and wrongful deaths — which is why it's important to have an Austin personal injury attorney at the Stewart Law Firm. Such ...
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  • Understanding the 6 Different Types of OSHA Violations

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Nov-2018

    An estimated 130 million employees file for workers’ compensation benefits each year. Workers’ compensation is a wonderful social insurance program that provides employees with the benefits they need to fully recover from their injuries and illnesses. However, many of these conditions are preventable and ultimately due to company negligence. The Objective of the Occupational Safety and ...
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  • 3 Behaviors that Contribute to Work Zone Accidents

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 30-Sep-2018

    Despite significant efforts made by the highway industry and various government agencies, the number of work zone accidents increases each year. In fact, Texas consistently ranks as one of the top states for the highest number of annual construction zone fatalities. People commonly injured in work zone accidents include: Car and truck drivers Pedestrians Bicyclists Motorcyclists Construction ...
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  • Work Accidents & Injuries: Who is Responsible?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Feb-2018

    Workplace accidents can occur at any time. Whether an injury is caused by an employee’s carelessness or employer negligence, employers must take action to protect workers from further harm. An employer could potentially face legal liability if negligence led to an accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, they are responsible for assuring safe working conditions ...
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  • Daycare Injuries: How to Prove Negligent Supervision

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Jan-2018

    When you drop your child off at their daycare provider, you assume that their wellbeing will be the facility’s number one priority. However, accidents do happen and your child can end up suffering an avoidable injury. When their injury is caused by the negligent actions of the daycare provider or staff, you are entitled to compensation. In this blog, we talk about how to prove a negligent ...
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  • Workers' Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Nov-2017

    When you’re injured at work, you’re probably thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, however, this isn’t your only option for financial recovery. While you do not have to establish fault in a workers’ compensation case, you can receive additional benefits through a personal injury lawsuit, as long as you establish ...
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  • Top Causes of Construction Accidents in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Sep-2017

    When it comes to injury danger, you won’t find a place that’s much more prone than a construction site. The combination of heavy equipment and materials being transported and lifted high into the air over uneven terrain makes for an extremely high accident risk, and it should come as no surprise that the construction industry continually is towards the top of the leaderboard in terms ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Toxic Exposure?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Sep-2017

    People in many different types of industries are exposed to toxic substances every single day. Some of these substances are fairly benign, showing little to no immediate effects, while others need to be treated with the utmost seriousness. However, over time exposure to these substances can lead to disastrous consequences, including serious health concerns, chronic illnesses, and more. The good ...
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  • What Are My Rights After a Work Injury in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Jul-2017

    Private employers in Texas are not required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees. However, they must notify all employees of the coverage they do or do not provide. If you are injured at your workplace, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, depending on the situation. The Texas Office of ...
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  • Electrocution Hazards at the Workplace

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Oct-2016

    Anyone can be harmed by electricity in unsafe circumstances, but some individuals are at greater risk than others, especially those in a work environment that exposes them to these dangers on a regular basis. This includes maintenance staff, engineers, electricians, professionals who work with electricity directly, and anyone who may work on construction sites. Even office workers who may work ...
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  • Workplace Injuries Increase in the Summer

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Jul-2016

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more workers are injured in June, July, and August than during any other time of the year. In fact, one report found that nearly 3,300 workers are injured each day in June. Most of these accidents are the result of a lack of oversight and a lack of enforcement of critical safety procedures and OSHA safety standards. According to statistics, most ...
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  • The Truth About Work-Injury Coverage in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-May-2016

    Santiago Arias’ Struggle to Recover Benefits Santiago Arias lives in Mexico City after stints as an undocumented worker in Texas. In the first he lost a finger; in the second an eye; and in the third, a construction accident at a demolition site left him paralyzed. He fell 20 feet through a concrete rooftop that he and others were dismantling by hand while standing on the weakened roof ...
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  • Texas Construction Site Collapses, Worker Dies in Trench

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2013

    A man who worked for Municipal District Services died in a trench of mud and dirt on Dec. 5. According to officials with the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department, the worker was called to the location after CenterPoint accidentally hit a water main while working on a gas line. Despite the efforts of rescue workers after the trench collapse, the search turned into a recovery effort. ...
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