Workers’ Compensation in the Oil and Gas Industry

 Work in the oil and gas industry has exploded in recent years due to the introduction of fracking. This process has allowed for more efficient extraction of oil and gas. Unfortunately, the efficiency may come at a cost to the employees. With the increase in fracking has also come a corresponding increase in the amount…

Take Home Diseases

 Workers working around chemicals can bring home a lot of problems to their families. Besides having a heck of a laundry load or dry cleaning bills, such workers can bring home work-related diseases to their loved ones. Although it can happen whenever chemicals or residue is present on a worker, the most common lawsuits have…

Electronic Cigarettes

 As tobacco litigation continues to increase the price and consequences of smoking cigarettes, smokers are embracing alternatives to support their habits.  Enter, the e-cigarette, which purports to replicate the smoking experience without any of the harmful side effects found in traditional cigarettes.  The devices were first developed in China and came into the US market…

Asbestos Drilling Mud

 By now everyone in the United States is aware of the dangers of asbestos. In many instances, asbestos class-actions have been going on for years, even decades. Even with all of the precautions and knowledge about asbestos, there are still ways asbestos contamination is being discovered. One such discovery of asbestos is in the presence…

Fracking and Personal Injury

 In 2014, a jury in Texas awarded a family a million dollar judgment for the contamination on their family ranch due to fracking. Fracking, short for fracturing, is a process of extracting oil or gas from the ground by injecting high-pressure liquid into subterranean rock to force the release of the oil or gas. The…