Law Office of Don E. McClure Dec 2017

As you read last month, oil and gas refineries are some of the most dangerous work sites in America. Immediately after a refinery accident, you should seek medical attention for any injuries that you have, no matter how minor. After you have received medical attention, here are the steps to take to preserve your work site injury claim.

DISCUSS FOLLOW-UP MEDICAL CARE WITH YOUR ATTORNEY You should discuss all medical visits with your attorney, particularly any medical visits with court-ordered, independent medical examiners or medical visits paid for by the refinery. Your medical condition is often critical to your recovery of damages, and talking with your attorney about medical visits can ensure that your medical care helps not only your health but also your legal case. Refinery accidents are commonplace in the Houston area, and the steps that you take after the accident are import- ant in preserving your right to legal compensation. An experienced attorney at the Law Office of Don E. McClure, Jr. can guide you through the legal process. If you have been injured, give us a call at 713-571-7777 so we can discuss your claim.

investigators understand how the accident occurred, and paint a story for the jury.

COLLECT WITNESS STATEMENTS Talk to anyone who might have witnessed the accident to learn what they saw. Witnesses may know important information about how the accident occurred. Collecting this information from them before the refinery does can result in smoother claim negotiations. TAKE PICTURES OF THE ACCIDENT SITE They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the context of a court case, this old saying could not be truer. Pictures can reveal unsafe working conditions, help

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO RETURN TO WORK IF YOU CAN Complicated lawsuits can take months, if not years, to resolve. Waiting for a legal recovery can create financial strain and might make you appear less sympathetic in court. Remember to ask your employer for accommodation for any disabilities or injuries that may have resulted from the accident.


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2½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)

½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

5 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


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1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. 2. In a small bowl, mix coconut oil, agave, and vanilla. 3. Mix wet ingredients into dry. 4. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper until ¼ inch thick. 5. Refrigerate for 1 hour. 6. Remove top piece of parchment paper and dust dough with almond flour. 7. Cut out cookies with a small star cutter. 8. Using a metal spatula, place stars on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 9. Bake at 350 F until edges are lightly browned, 5–8 minutes.



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