Schlitterbahn Parent Company Fined $30,000 After Employee Death
According to a San Antonio Express-News report, Schlitterbahn’s parent company has been fined $30,000 for an OSHA violation after an employee died in July.
New Braunfels police officers found the employee, identified as Bardomiano Ramos (72), pinned under a bus he was performing maintenance on. They were able to free him from under the bus and perform CPR until medics arrived, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene. OSHA investigated the case and found a serious violation, though it was not classified as willful, and fined the company $30,000. The park said in a statement that they reached a settlement with OSHA and take employee safety very seriously.
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An injured employee must inform their employer of an injury or illness from work within 30 days to file a claim.
How Carabin Shaw Can Help With Your Worker’s Compensation Claim in Texas
Employers must keep their work environments reasonably safe for their employees, including having proper training and procedures in place to protect them.
Many people in Texas are employed in manufacturing, the oil industry, warehouses, and construction, all of which are high-risk jobs. Filing a worker’s comp claim can give you a sense of relief, knowing help is on the way. But worker’s comp claims can also be complicated and confusing. Also, many private employers in Texas don’t have worker’s comp coverage.
Fortunately, we’ve been around the block a few times before, and we can help. You have the right to be represented by a lawyer throughout the worker’s comp process in Texas or through a personal injury lawsuit if your employer is not covered.
We Can Help With Finding an Approved Medical Professional
When you’re first injured, especially if you are injured very badly, your first treatment will be in an emergency room, and there is generally no restriction on which/what type of ER you are treated at.
However, there are some rules that limit which doctors you can see for prolonged treatment. Our firm helps clients like you find approved medical professionals who will put your best interests first.
We Can Help If Your Employer Challenges Your Claim
A common problem with worker’s comp claims is when you and your employer cannot come to an agreement over what you’re entitled to. When this happens, the law allows you to have a Benefits Review Conference, hearing, and appeal within the workers’ compensation commission.
It is not recommended that you represent yourself in court. Our legal professionals are highly experienced and comfortable with appealing your claim if we need to.
We Can Help If Your Employer Isn’t Covered by Worker’s Comp
You shouldn’t have to pay for your injury just because your employer doesn’t carry worker’s comp. Our attorneys can help you find out if your employer is covered, when you can sue them if they aren’t covered, and determine if a third party is also partially to blame for your worksite accident.
We’re committed to making sure your employer understands you mean business. Don’t bear the burden of your work injury alone. Call Carabin Shaw.
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For three decades, Carabin Shaw has helped over 1,000 injured workers file their worker’s compensation claims in Texas. We serve all of Texas, including San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, and everywhere in between, and we put our clients first. For immediate help with your compensation claim, call 800-862-1260. We look forward to serving you.
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