Falls can happen at any job. From the office worker navigating through hallways and cubicles to the construction worker on top of scaffolding high up in the air, any worker is at risk for a fall. However, what many might not realize is that a fall at work could end up resulting in a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for the fall.
Our firm's handling of a refinery explosion reignited old concerns about the application of a law known as Chapter 95 (C.P.R.C. § 95), and its protection of property owners from liability. The Texas legislature and courts have been spent the last 20 years successfully taking away workers' rights when they are injured on the job, even when workers are hurt or killed by the property owner's actions or by unsafe conditions on the property that the owner either negligently created or should have known about.