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Car accidents in Texas rising due to oil drilling increase

The oil and energy boom across the nation has proved beneficial for many Texas families. The jobs created and improved economy mean that many who struggled during the recession have a newfound hope for a better life. With this positive impact, however, comes a downside that many may not have considered. Studies are beginning to show that the increased oil production has also led to a rise in fatal car accidents.

Texas oil worker loses benefits related to back injuries

When oil workers here in Texas are injured on the job, they are often entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Injures related to this line of work have the potential to be incapacitating and workers may have to rely on these benefits for income over a long period of time -- sometimes for the rest of their lives. A man who suffered back injuries related to his former job with an oil refinery had his medical benefits suspended after he'd been relying on them for over twenty years.