Worker Burned in East Texas Explosion
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Jan-2012
A 19-year-old man was seriously injured in a workplace accident in Morris County, Texas, when a barrel filled with fuel exploded in an area that was not well ventilated.
Reports said the man was burning the fuel when his clothing caught on fire. He endured serious second and third degree burns as a result of the workplace explosion in East Texas, officials said.
The man, who has not yet been identified by police, was transported to a Dallas hospital via helicopter for the treatment of his burn injuries caused by the explosion accident.
While workplace injuries often result in worker’s compensation claims, there are multiple options available to employees who have been injured at work while performing their duties.
In addition to worker’s compensation, some injured workers may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturers of a faulty piece of equipment that caused an injury or compensation resulting from the negligence of a fellow employee or employer. In addition, poor training or lacking protective equipment may have provoked a serious accident that may have resulted in lost work and struggles with finances.
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