June 2016 Archives

Oklahoma company faces fines over fatal workplace accident

An Oklahoma drilling company is facing fines after a fire at the facility led to the death of three workers and left two others injured. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is likely that an open-flame heater caused the fatal workplace accident. Eighteen months before the accident, OSHA cited the same company for an incident that also involved an open-flame heater.

Tragic accident could be grounds for wrongful death claim

Oklahoma readers may know that Anton Yelchin, the famous actor, was recently killed in a tragic accident that involved a vehicle that was under recall. Yelchin was discovered pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and his fence after it rolled into him. While the manufacturer claims that there is no reason to believe that a defect caused the vehicle to roll, the incident is under investigation and could be grounds for a wrongful death claim.

When is a wrongful death claim appropriate?

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you are grieving and could be facing a myriad of financial losses that you never expected. Unfortunately, fatal car accidents are frequently accompanied by medical bills, funeral costs and other expenses associated with end-of-life care. For many Oklahoma families left behind, it is reasonable to consider seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Avoiding work injury related to heat exposure

As summer begins, it is important to note how the higher temperatures could affect the health and safety of all outdoor workers. It is of utmost importance for employers to take necessary steps to protect the well-being of their workers and avoid any work injury or illness related to heat or sun exposure. With the right understanding and training, these types of injuries can be avoided. 

Why does distracted driving cause so many car accidents?

Oklahoma readers know that distracted driving is a serious problem all over the country, but they may not know why this behavior is so dangerous and problematic. Studies on distracted driving are clear about the risk of taking one's eyes of the road for even a moment, but a staggering number of people still participate in this inexcusable behavior. In fact, distracted driving is one the leading causes of car accidents.