Summer doesn't start for more than a month, but it's already hot enough here in Waco that many assume that it's already begun. With school going on break for the next few months, you've probably already scoped out local pools where you and your kids can go to cool down from this Texas heat. Have you thought about who to hold accountable if someone gets hurt though?
A major workplace injury that leaves you with disabling injuries can change the course of your entire life. You may never work again. It can alter your day-to-day routine, your personal relationships, what hobbies you pursue, and much more. In short, that one fateful event on the job can have a lasting impact that you never fully overcome.
One of the reasons that Texas business owners take out liability insurance is in case a slip-and-fall, dog bite or some other type of injury or incident occurs on their premises. If they didn't have such coverage in place, a settlement awarded in a victim's favor could easily bankrupt them.
It is no secret that American citizens have an ongoing love affair with dogs and puppies of all kinds. Whether they own a mixed breed or a purebred, most people never expect their furry friends to cause other people injury. Unfortunately, dog bites can and do occur in the state, usually on another person's property. Under certain conditions, which will appear later in this post, it may be possible for bite victims to file a premises liability suit against the owner of a dangerous dog.
If you work as a handyman doing repairs on other people's homes in Texas, it's wise and responsible to carry workers' compensation insurance and general liability insurance to cover any medical treatment that you require after an on-the-job injury. However, if you don't have such insurance, and you get hurt while on someone else's property, it's possible that the homeowner will be liable to pay for your medical care.
For many years, teachers arrived at their jobs largely unconcerned about suffering a work-related injury. Considered one of the nation's safest industries for a long time, educator positions were highly desirable to those wanting to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults.
Do you often find yourself staying late at the office? Do you pride yourself on your ability to put in long hours when needed?
It is very important for those who work around heavy machinery to know the safety hazards that come along with wearing loose clothing. It should always be avoided when there is even the slightest risk.
Gender discrimination is illegal in the workplace. Women and men must get the same opportunities and the same treatment. This applies to all aspects of work, from hiring to promotions to raises and much more.
A brain injury is one of the most serious injuries you can suffer in a workplace accident. Remember that you may think you are fine immediately after the incident -- a fall from a ladder, for example -- because brain injury symptoms do not always become apparent for hours or even days.