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Workplace and Industrial Accidents
When you slip and fall at your work in Texas, law gets complicated. If you thought law was already confusing, it gets even more so. This is because Texas doesn’t require companies to carry workers’ compensation.
Only this time, there’s an added wrinkle: the driver of the other car was an employee of a company. Who’s liable? The employee? The company? Both?
Texas case law establishes that an employer has a duty to warn an employee of a danger when the employment is dangerous and complex or when the employer is aware of the danger and has a reason know that the employee is not aware of the danger.
Equipment failure is a common cause of on-the-job accidents and injuries. When it comes to equipment failing to function as intended, a malfunctioning nail gun can be just as dangerous as a faulty set of brakes on a company vehicle.
For Florida construction workers, both closed and open brain injuries are common depending on the nature of the accident. Objects falling from high levels, even lighter objects such as wood splinters, can cause much greater damage than if those items fell from close range.
More than 10 percent of all job-related fatalities can be directly attributed to oil industry explosions and fires – despite the fact the oil industry only employs approximately one percent of the workforce here in the United States.
Under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Statute,2 if an employee dies as a result of an accidental injury on the job, the employee’s dependents may be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits. A decedent employee’s dependents typically include the decedent’s surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, and grandchildren.
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