Park Springs, TX — There was an accident in rural Park Springs last Tuesday, which is in between Bridgeport and Bowie, that left a worker with Precinct 2 injured. Police said that Mike McCasland was injured on Tuesday afternoon, December 16, after he was accidentally hit by a large truck.
This happened as McCasland was working along FM 1797, using a maintainer. There was a crew present working on clearing the roads from rocks that day. McCasland apparently stopped and went to pick up a rock in the road, but was hit by a 3/4-ton pickup truck that was in reverse.
The truck’s bumper struck McCasland and he was taken to a hospital with injuries to his head and shoulder. His condition wasn’t serious, though, and he was released soon thereafter being admitted to Wise Regional Health System.
Scene of the Accident
Since this man is an employee of the local government, this is something is classified as a “work-related” accident and will be handled through their own internal workers’ compensation program — legally speaking. Of course, if the truck was owned and operated by some other party, like a contractor or subcontractor, then it’s likely that the injured worker would have a claim against the company that owns that truck. Obviously, I don’t really know all the details here, but this is a place where I can write out my thoughts and give my readers a little insight into Texas Labor Law, among other topics.
— Grossman Law Offices