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WE FIGHT TRUCKING COMPANIES

Clay Dugas will vigorously defend your rights as he has done so many times before. You need an experienced lawyer on your side. Don't settle for less.

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REFINERY
ACCIDENT
ATTORNEY

Compared to other professions, refinery & industrial
workers face higher workplace injury rates and
more severe injuries. Clay Dugas fights tirelessly
for the rights of victims and their families.

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Injured In
a trucking
accident?

Big 18-wheeler trucks can cause major injuries
and shatter lives. Know your rights and learn
what they may be worth. Time is of the essence.
Call us now, we can help you.

We are in the PROTECTION business.

Experience

Clay Dugas has tried over 200 jury trials to verdict with over 50 cases resulting in excess of $1Million.

We Fight

Proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and we don't get paid until you get paid.

Trustworthy

An AV Rated Law Firm Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. in General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Ratings.

Certified

Attorney Clay Dugas is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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Our job is to not just help victims receive compensation,
our job is to be a part of the enforcement team that holds
professional truck drivers to their safety standards.

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Accidental Falls Statistics for On the Job Injuries and Death

 
Accidental Fall Statistics For On the Job Injuries & Death
The Construction Industry has the highest number of deaths of any industrial category and the number one cause of on the job deaths in construction is falling.
Roughly 20 percent of workplace fatalities in 2015 were in construction. Of those construction workplace deaths, over 38 percent were from falls according to OSHA:
Falls — 364 out of 937 total deaths in construction in CY 2015 (38.8%)
 
OSHA takes fall protection very seriously and cites the following list of the Top Ten OSHA Violations:
The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016):

Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

Accidental Falls in Residential Construction

Accidental Falls in Residential Construction
Falls account for almost 40 percent of all deaths in the construction industry. Workplace deaths from falls are almost always preventable. Given that workplace deaths from falls in other countries is dramatically lower, it is clear that workplace safety in the United States lags behind the major industrial countries. The US was 19th among industrialized nations for workplace deaths behind Greece and Iceland on per capita basis.
(See https://sites.google.com/site/ryoichihoriguchi/home/occupational_fatality_by_county )
 
The US had slightly higher than 5% of its workforce of over 131 million workers suffered workplace death. Compare Great Britain with .8% – less than 1 percent-of their workers suffered an on the job fatality. Why do other countries have better workplace death statistics than the United States of America? Because they care about …

Heat Stress Illness and Death

In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Heat illnesses and deaths …

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Clay Dugas Is a Texas Super Lawyer for 9 Years Running

Clay Dugas and Associates is pleased to announced that Clay Dugas has earned the distinction of being a Texas Super Lawyer for 2017. This make …

18 Wheeler Drivers Limited to 11 Hours Per Day Driving

Federal Regulations limit an 18 wheeler driver to 11 hours of driving per day and 77 hours per week. However, surveys have found that many …

Worker Death Lawsuit

When a worker dies on the job, the tragedy is overwhelming for the family. When the worker was covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance, the widow …

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Fracking Pump Win

Local Entrepreneurs Beat Industrial Manufacturer

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A start-up fracking company of entrepreneurs from Jefferson County won an arbitration case against AF Global. Performance Pump paid a $1.1 million down payment …

Tracy Morgan Lawsuit

Justice Is Served In Age Discrimination Against Walmart

A note from Clay Dugas about the recent victory of Lois Harris vs. Walmart over Age Discrimination:
On Friday, August 29th 2014, justice was finally …

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Clay Dugas Publishes Article About Potential Over-Regulation Bias in Jury Trials

Clay Dugas recently published a very informative article in The Lawyer’s Logbook,

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Clay Dugas Receives America’s Premier Experts Award

Recently Clay Dugas was honored with the 2014 edition of a very special award called America’s Premier Experts. This is a significant achievement and Clay …

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Failure to Yield Has Deadly Consequences

The most elementary skills one learns when beginning to drive is to carefully scan your surroundings for oncoming traffic and to yield the right-of-way when …

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Negligent Trucking Accident Causes Neck Injury

The dangers of neck injury from rear-end collisions are well documented, with many Americans sustaining them every year. This alone should be enough to cause …

Located in Beaumont, Texas, the Law Offices of Clay Dugas & Associates, P.C. represents injury and accident victims from throughout Orange County, Hardin County, Jefferson County, and the surrounding areas of East Texas, including those from cities such as Port Arthur, Vidor, Houston, Winnie, Galveston, Conroe, Jasper, Woodville, Lufkin, Lumberton, Austin, Dallas San Antonio, and people from areas of Southwest Louisiana such as Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish.
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