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Roofing Work Accidents & Roofer Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 25th, 2014

Texas Roof Fall Accident LawyerTexas roofers spend hundreds, if not thousands of hours standing on ladders or roofs repairing or replacing roofs, shingles, balconies, guardrails and air conditioning equipment. Every year, more than 150,000 individuals are injured as a result of roofing accidents.

These accidents can have serious consequences, some of which can be life-threatening and make it hard for an individual to resume normal functioning.

Roofing-related injuries include:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Chemical burns
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Torso injury
  • Sprains

Roofers use heavy tools to carry out their tasks. This puts them at risk of being injured by these tools as well. Faulty equipment or power surges can all cause serious traumatic injuries on a person. In some cases, the employer may be at fault for failing to maintain these tools in order to keep them safe for employees.

Power Line Accidents (Electrocution & Serious Shock Injury)

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 23rd, 2014

Injuries and Fatalities Resulting from Power Line Accidents

Power line accidents are a serious danger among Texas utility workers, but unfortunately, they are not the only ones who can suffer from these types of accidents. Because of their occasional proximity to power lines, these types of accidents can also happen to roofers, tree trimmers, construction workers, and other similar professions. Power line accidents often result in serious injury and even death.

Construction Trench Collapse Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 18th, 2014

Sometimes construction projects require the use of trenches for routine installations of electrical conduits, sewers, footings, or the need to gain access to various underground structures. It is obvious to those in the industry that trenches are extremely dangerous work areas that require implementation of additional safety precautions in order to avoid preventable accidents. Unfortunately, these type of work accidents still occur far too often.

Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits on the Rise in America

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 16th, 2014

Overtime pay is a very basic concept, and the rules of its application are not generally ambiguous. Unfortunately, many American workers are getting a raw deal thanks to unscrupulous employer practices.

According to US law, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for any time workerd which exceeds the 40-hour workweek. The rate of overtime pay is calculated by taking the employee’s base pay and multiplying it by 1.5. Unfortunately, many companies across the country do not strictly adheer to these rules.

Greyhound Bus Accident Lawyers

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 11th, 2014

Greyhound is a well-known North American bus transportation company based in Texas. The company has a fleet of more than 1,500 buses as well as 2,709 bus drivers. Greyhound buses reach all corners of the country as well as Canada and Mexico. Despite the convenient service that this company gives to the public, they are not free of bad drivers and have been involved in a number of highly publicized accidents in the past.

Car Accidents are Leading Cause of Death for Teenagers

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 8th, 2014

A new report is highlighting how dangerous distracted driving can be. Focusing on teens, the report states that this age group makes up 57 percent of all individuals killed in car crashes. The report, released by the Governors Highway Safety Association examines this endemic and offers possible solutions to help save teen lives.

Three Strikes Rule for Nursing Homes Under Consideration in Texas

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 3rd, 2014

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem throughout the United States, but Texas is making a move to do something about it. Lawmakers in the state are seeking stricter laws on nursing homes, especially as it pertains to those facilities that have a history of proven abuse.

Overview of the Proposal

Texas Nursing HomesLawmakers in the state of Texas are seeking legislation that would force those nursing homes with repeated reports of abuse to close their doors. The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission held a meeting on August 13th; it was during this meeting they recommended the crackdown on these nursing facilities. The organization urged the Legislature to make it a requirement for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to pull the license of every nursing home in the state that has a minimum of three violations of the gravest type during any two-year period.

The Republican state senator who recommended this action stated it would only target the absolute worst facilities in the state. He feels this type of legislation would allow Texas to move quicker with new regulations than that of the federal authorities. He stated one facility in his district closed in July because they lost federal funding. He feels it is time the state started protecting its own citizens instead of relying on the federal government.

Inadequate Security & Premises Liability

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 26th, 2014

Security is a big issue with many property owners and managers. When customers or visitors are injured as the result of inadequate security, those owners can face charges under premises liability laws. While they are not always responsible for those injuries, there are many instances in which the lack of security is a real issue.

Balcony Collapses, Falls and Defective Railing

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 21st, 2014

Have you been injured in a fall from a balcony? Wondering who is liable for such an accident?

Falls From BalconiesBalcony accidents are generally uncommon, but can easily result in catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death.

It’s estimated that there are close to 50 million wooden decks and balconies in the United States, most of which are over 25 years old.  These pose a risk to the general public, making balcony accidents all the more likely.

These types of accidents happen due to a number of reasons such as:

Chinese Overtime - Is it Legal? What Is It?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 15th, 2014

Every employee deserves just and fair compensation under the law. By adhering to this, an employer makes sure that their workers are properly motivated and can keep performing at a level that’s satisfactory to the organization. However, a controversial practice is slowly creeping in and is threatening to blur the line which exists with regard to overtime pay.

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