Personal InjuryWorkers CompensationWrongful DeathWorker’s compensation cost the nation billions

May 24, 2013by Aaron Allison

Many Americans remember the recent fertilizer plant explosions in West, Texas that took place only last month. The massive explosion created devastation to the small Texas town injuring hundreds and causing an estimated $100 million in property damage. It is also a worker’s compensation nightmare for the company. The explosion left 15 people killed and officials have been talking about the need for increased workplace safety regulations so that disasters like this don’t happen again.

It may not come as a surprise that the fertilizer plant in West, Texas had not been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since 1985. OSHA is responsible for inspecting most workplaces across the US to insure workers and employees are working in a safe environment. In addition to the lack of inspection, workers’ compensation may be an issue in this case since Texas is the only state to not require companies to contribute to worker’s compensation coverage.

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Aaron Allison

Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.