Many people cite industry deregulation and tort reform as two reasons why the Texas economy is booming. But economic growth in Texas has come with a serious price tag—reduced worker safety.
Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows Texas has led the nation for the past decade in the number of employees injured or killed as the result of workplace accidents, like oil field injuries, construction accidents, or trucking accidents. Furthermore, employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation coverage to help with expenses after accidents.
This leaves many employees wondering what they can do to better protect themselves from being the victim of an accident. Unfortunately for Texas workers, an article from The New York Times says the best option may be to not get hurt in the first place.
If you do get hurt while on the job, speaking with a qualified Texas personal injury lawyers can help answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights to compensation for your injury.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our legal staff can help you understand your legal rights after an accident. So call us today for a free consultation of your case.