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Nurses Are Receiving More and More Violent Workplace Injuries Every Year

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According to a recent study published by the American Nurses Association, nursing is now one of the most dangerous places to work, with one in four nurses being assaulted on the job: Patients trying to use pipes to attack their nurse, violent outbursts, nurses being punched and suffering from broken ribs, noses, physical and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Retail Workers May Suffer More Workplace Injuries Than You Realize

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According to a new report released in November, workplace injuries for retail workers are one of the few injury areas that did not decrease over the last two years. According to the report, injuries in this area caused employees to miss an average of 24 days of work per year, and the top three… Read More »

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Texas Petrochemical Explosion Displaces & Injures Thousands

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An estimated four explosions at chemical plant Texas Petrochemical left more than 50,000 people displaced on Thanksgiving in southeast Texas, while others were sent to the hospital due to various injuries. Now, a review of the facility’s history reveals that negligence may very well be placing the company’s workers and surrounding communities in danger…. Read More »

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One Child Is Injured or Killed Every 20 Minutes Due to Tip-Over Accidents

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According to the latest reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 460 children have died from tip-over accidents between 2000 and 2018 and, on average, one child is injured in one of these incidents every 20 minutes; usually due to climbing or pulling themselves onto furniture or an appliance. Most of the deaths… Read More »

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McDonald’s Is in Trouble Again for Injuries Caused by Their Playgrounds, But Are They Alone?

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According to the latest reports, playground equipment installed at McDonald’s restaurants around the country has led to a number of injuries in children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company that makes the equipment – Soft Play – has now called a number of the “Spider Climb” equipment, which was exclusively sold… Read More »

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Lawmakers Move Forward in Trying to Get Ahead of Drunk Driving Incidents

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Every day in the U.S., almost 30 people die in drunk driving accidents (the equivalent of 11,000 in 2017 alone). That equates to one death about every 48 minutes. As a result, a number of lawmakers have now proposed legislation, called the “Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (“RIDE”) Act, at the national level that… Read More »

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E-Cigarette Company Juul Hit with Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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We’ve discussed just how dangerous vaping-related lung diseases are, and how the first vaping-related lung disease death occurred here in Texas in October. Pursuant to the negligence with which these products were produced and placed onto the market, the main producer of vaping products, Juul, was hit with a wrongful death lawsuit in late… Read More »

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Workplace Injuries & Illnesses Increase in Texas

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According to the new report released by the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation, worker illnesses and injuries increased last year in Texas, the majority of them involving sprains, strains, and tears. Specifically, private employers recorded close to 180,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year throughout the state, with 30 percent of them being… Read More »

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New Studies & Appeals Court Decisions Highlight Just How Detrimental Workplace Injuries Can Be

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Employers and those representing states will often minimize the effects that workplace injuries have, as well as what can be considered part of the current injury, in an effort to minimize payouts. However, one recent study and appeals court decision could have significant effects on the ability for claimants to include certain costs in… Read More »

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Vaping Product Company Juul Faces Numerous Lawsuits for Injuries & Wrongful Death

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Juul—the main company that produces vaping and e-cigarette products—is facing a number of new lawsuits in connection with the many injuries—as well as wrongful death claims—that their products are associated with. In addition, in October, a former executive with the company also filed litigation, alleging that Juul shipped out one million contaminated e-cigarette pods… Read More »

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