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Independent Medical Exam IME

Do I Have To See The Company Doctor For An IME?

After a worker is injured in an on-the-job accident, the first and most important thing to do is seek out and receive appropriate medical attention. In some cases, the insurance carrier, your employer, or another party involved in your occupational injury may request you visit an independent physician to evaluate your injuries in an examination…

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Back Pain at Work

How to Prevent Back Pain at Work

No matter the type of job you have, the majority of workers (even the most sedentary) are at risk for suffering back pain at work. In fact, the financial cost to businesses due to employee lower back pain is more than $100 billion per year, including missed work totaling 264 million lost days annually. Whether…

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Truck Accident Attorney

Two Children Critical After 18-Wheeler Crash on Katy Freeway

Two children, ages three and eight, remain in critical condition following a major crash with an 18-wheeler on the Katy Freeway. The children were riding in a Dodge pickup truck whose driver failed to control their speed; the pickup slammed into a disabled car on the freeway in the early morning hours. The pickup was…

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Lifeboat Drill Injury Lawyer

Coast Guard Investigating Platform Fatalities

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a lifeboat drill incident that caused two deaths and one serious personal injury on board an offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). A Shell employee and a contractor with Danos Inc., an oilfield services provider, lost their lives in the incident. The Shell platform fatalities and…

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Fracking and Oilfield Injuries

Fracking and Oilfield Trucking Dangers

The oil and gas industry remains booming in the Permian Basin, an 86,000-square-mile area spanning southern New Mexico and West Texas. It is one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the world, accounting for 35 percent of crude oil and 17 percent of natural gas production in the United States according to…

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Texas Workers

Texas Workers Are Dying on the Job at Alarming Rates

Texas workers are forced to trust their employers to provide them with a safe workplace. And it is the right of all workers to have a work environment free from dangers. Yet sadly, many employers do not follow applicable safety regulations, leaving their workers to pay the price. Many Texans work in dangerous occupations. Construction,…

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cell phones and distracted driving

Local Houston Doctors Urge Drivers To Put Down Their Cell Phones

The more we rely on our cell phones, the more difficult it is to get through to drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. Texas’ prohibition against texting while driving that went into effect in 2017 seems to have had little effect on this behavior. As revealed in Texas Monthly earlier this year, Houston and Dallas…

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fatal car accident injury

Women 73% More Likely To Sustain Fatal Car Accident Injury

As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup for an unprecedented fourth time, fans and supporters renewed their calls for equal pay. But, as many of us know, it’s not just #MeToo and #EqualPay women have to worry about. In fact, a recent University of Virginia study revealed women face a much…

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Drones

Could Drones Make Workplaces Safer?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are better known as drones, and these airborne robots can perform tasks that could once only be accomplished by human labor and/or heavy-duty equipment. And, when OSHA decides to use drones to do its own safety inspections, one has to wonder if the devices can help with day-to-day business operations as…

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Assured Clear Distance / Rear end accident

11 Car Pile Up Reminds Drivers To Leave Assured Clear Distance When Driving

After a two-car accident occurred, nine more vehicles were then involved in the wreck as drivers were unable to stop in time to avoid the existing accident. The subsequent motor vehicle accident involved an 18-wheeler whose driver claims someone cut him off, leaving him without enough space to come to a complete stop. Under Texas…

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