June 2017 Blog Posts Archives

Texas one of the highest in country for fatal construction accidents

Construction is one of the deadliest industries in America. Safety violations contribute to many workplace fatalities and injuries. From driving trucks to working in the…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 06, 2017

Study shows lasting impact of traumatic brain injuries

Over the last several years, researchers have made great strides in understanding the effects of traumatic brain injuries. Now, a new study from the University…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 05, 2017

Serious Burn Injuries Can Easily Occur in the Texas Oil & Gas Industry

According to the American Burn Association, there are approximately 450,000 burn injuries that require medical treatment every year in the United States. This total includes…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 05, 2017

Returning to work after suffering from a brain injury

People who receive traumatic brain injuries in workplace accidents may not be able to return to work due to the effects of their injuries. Brain…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 04, 2017

Report says offshore drilling platforms remain dangerous

On behalf of Michael Shelton at The Shelton Law Firm Federal regulators have done little to enforce better safety standards, critics say In the wake…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 03, 2017

Lighter oil might lead to more refinery accidents in Texas

New oil being refined in Texas contains dangerous gases that may lead to workplace accidents. The Permian Basin in Texas is a major source of…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 02, 2017

Men fall into the Brazos River in a Texas industrial accident

In late January 2014, a 55-year-old employee lost his life in a construction accident at the site of the new Baylor football stadium. Another worker…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 01, 2017

Injured at sea? The Jones Act can help you recover compensation

If you are injured while working aboard a vessel, your legal remedies are not the same as those enjoyed by workers on land. This is…

Posted by Michael Shelton on Jun 01, 2017

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