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Defective product injuries can lead to third-party lawsuits

It is the duty of product manufacturers to think about the risks of their products, so they can take steps to reduce those risks for consumers. In the case of items that are marketed to businesses, they must ensure that the products are safe for use by workers. When there is an issue with a product and a worker suffers an injury, the worker may need medical care and may miss work. This can lead to considerable financial impacts, but the worker shouldn't be held liable for those.

Dealing with work-related depression

It is widely recognized that a wide range of injuries and conditions might force you to take time away from your job in San Antonio; depression, however, may not be one of them. Many may not view depression as being a debilitating condition, and instead believe it to be something that you need to work your way through. Yet many have come to us here at the Gamez Law Firm not only wondering if they are justified to take work leave to deal with their depression, but also if the costs associated with treating their depression can be covered by workers’ compensation benefits.

Risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

Working on scaffolding involves inherent risks, and if you are among the many people across Texas who make their living in construction or a similar industry, you may frequently rely on these temporary platforms so you can perform certain work-related duties. At Gamez Law Firm, we understand that working on or close to scaffolding can be hazardous for workers, and that, when scaffolding collapses or accidents occur, serious, and even potentially life-threatening, injuries can result.

Forklift operator fatally injured in workplace accident

When people are tasked with performing physical jobs at their work in Texas, they often receive extensive training to help them better understand the requirements of their job and how to perform them safely. Adjusting to the use of required safety gear and protocols may take time, but can do a great deal in keeping people safe and allowing them to perform their job with efficiency. 

The purpose of an investigation after your work-related injury

When you have received an injury in a work-related accident, one of the first things that will happen is an accident investigation. Along with your version of events, this information will be utilized to help prevent similar accidents in the future. At Gamez Law Firm, we have been able to help many victims of workplace accidents in Texas. 

Why should you participate in your employer's safety program?

When you are hired to work for a company in Texas, one of the first things that you will be doing is receiving training that allows you to learn the functions and responsibilities of your job. Incorporated into these instructions should be important information about how you can stay safe and minimize the risks of doing your job, especially if you are working in an industry that has a higher level of danger. 

What are the fatal four?

The construction industry is dangerous by nature. You work with heavy equipment and in situations that could be dangerous every day. While you cannot ensure you will ever be 100 percent safe on the job, there are many ways to protect yourself and prevent injuries. Because of the risks in the construction industry, OSHA has come up with four of the most serious hazards you may face on the job. These are the fatal four.

What are some common lesser-known kitchen accidents?

A commercial kitchen is a dangerous place by nature. If you work in a kitchen in Texas, then you probably know all about the risks of getting burned and slipping and falling. However, there are also many hidden risks that you may not even think about. The Food Network points out three situations that you may not even think about when you consider kitchen hazards.

Health hazards associated with asbestos exposure

If you work in the construction industry in San Antonio, you probably face numerous hazards on a daily basis. Some of these hazards may be less obvious, such as the damage that can occur when exposed to asbestos over a long period of time. The following information details the kind of health problems that asbestos may cause, as well as how you can protect yourself and hold your employer accountable.

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