Workplace Injuries

Every year in the United States, people get injured or even die while on the job. In 2014, there were about 3 million workplace injuries or illness cases in the private sector, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Of these cases, about 2.8 million of the 3 million total were work-related injuries. Texas…


Plant Explosion

If you live in Houston, it probably seems like every few months there is a major incident (plant explosion) at one of our many chemical plants. For many people, when they think about Houston, the first thought that comes to mind is the oil and gas industry and the good economy we enjoy as a…


Memorial Service for West First Responders

Yesterday, Robert Luke and I viewed the memorial service for West first responders from downtown West with several community leaders and survivors. I was touched by the heartfelt sympathy everyone in the community and nation feels for those that gave their lives to protect us all.  The City of West has bonded together to help each other…


West Plant Explosion Lawsuit could involve other parties

West Plant Explosion Lawsuit At 8 p.m. on April 17, 2013, the town of West, Texas was devastated by a massive explosion at a West fertilizer plant.  The explosion leveled a four-block radius of homes and businesses and left more than 14 confirmed dead and another 200 injured.  Among the deceased are eleven first responders,…


Business Loss caused by BP Oilspill

If you own a business in Galveston, Chambers, Jefferson or Orange County and you lost revenue between May 2010 and December 2010, you may be entitled to compensation from the BP Oil Spill settlement! The Merman Law Firm is accepting business owners who sufferred a financial loss between May, 2010 and December, 2010 as compared…