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Work-Related Accidents

Top 5 Workplace Hazards

25.07.2023 in Work-Related Accidents

Workers in all kinds of environments are at risk of injury from common workplace dangers. Texas is a leader in many industries, such as oil and gas, but this means it also has a record number of workplace injuries each year. Employees must be informed…

Scaffolding Collapse

10.01.2023 in Work-Related Accidents

Texas’s booming construction industry bears one of the highest risks for work-related accidents. Construction workers often handle poorly maintained equipment and perform physically demanding tasks. One of the leading causes of injury is unsafe or defective scaffolding at construction sites.  The Krist Law Firm has…

Can I Sue My Employer for an Injury at Work?

16.09.2021 in Work-Related Accidents

Federal law requires employers to prove a safe work environment for all of their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970 ensures your right in Texas – as well as all other states – to be safe at work and free from…

Your Rights After a Work Injury in Texas

05.06.2019 in Work-Related Accidents

If you sustained a work injury in Texas, it is important to figure out your rights as soon as possible. If you have workers’ compensation insurance, then you will take a certain path to receive financial assistance. Your rights and options are dictated by your…

What Is a Workers’ Comp Letter of Clarification?

12.10.2017 in Work-Related Accidents

When clarification is required concerning one or more issues regarding the examination of an injured employee as it pertains to a workers’ compensation matter, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) may issue a Workers’ Comp Letter of Clarification (LOC) to the…

Does OSHA Keep Workers Safe?

16.08.2017 in Work-Related Accidents

An employee should never have to question their safety while at work. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), you have certain rights to safety and conditions in your workplace. But how does OSHA keep workers safe? Under federal law, as a worker you…

What Is an Idiopathic Injury?

06.08.2017 in Work-Related Accidents

An idiopathic injury is an injury resulting from a condition or disease an individual has that has nothing to do with their place of employment. In order to receive compensation for an idiopathic injury, you have to prove that the injury was caused by something…

Can Undocumented Workers Sue for Lost Wages?

21.07.2017 in Work-Related Accidents

Workplace accidents happen regularly. Some industries are particularly risky and accident prone; however, in any occupation, people can be careless, reckless, or intentional harmful and cause serious incidents. When a work-related incident injuries a lawful employee who is entitled to work in the U.S., either…

Car Accidents at Work

31.01.2017 in Work-Related Accidents

There are millions of people who drive or ride in a motor vehicle as part of their jobs. While some types of jobs are more dangerous than others, the risk of being involved in an on-the-job motor vehicle crash is there for anyone who drives…