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Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

Construction Worker Injured in Explosion

From Highway 121 and streets nearby, the pillar of flames on the side of the road looked like an out of control bonfire. The concentrated flames licked upward, scorching the area and creating a large funnel of smoke that could be seen for miles. But drivers in their cars when the fire began at 8:45 a.m. had no idea that man was involved in the disaster, and was suffering on the ground as they commuted to their workplaces.

According to NBC News, construction workers were tilling the soil for construction when one of the backhoes hit a gas line, rupturing the pipes. As a result, there was a loud hissing sound. While the six workers with the construction company tried to figure out where the steady hissing was coming from, they edged around their work area. Suddenly there was a massive boom as the area exploded into flames. A witness says that he saw construction workers fleeing the scene, but that two did not make it out without injuries.

The McKinney Fire Department says that they were thankful that the crew was all accounted for right off the bat. Even those with burn wounds were present for the evacuation. Because the construction site was in a remote area, no homes were affected by the blast. Some vehicles and digging equipment were destroyed in the explosion. If you were hurt in an explosion that happened while you were on the job, you should receive compensation for your injuries.

You should also be permitted to have paid time off of work to recover from the injury that was merited while you were working. If you are not given proper compensation for your pain, medical bills, and recovery time, then you need to talk to a personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group right away. We will make sure that you get the money you deserve in court!

Workplace Accident Occurs at Manufacturing Plant

A freak accident at a calculator manufacturing plant took the life of a worker in Texas last week.

The workplace accident stunned those who witnessed the tragic incident. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they learned that the 54-year-old male victim had been working with a water purifier when it exploded. He was impaled by several glass shards which ultimately led to his death.

At this time, neither the factory nor its head company is responding to inquiries about the workplace accident. It is still under investigation by local authorities as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

When you are injured in a workplace accident, you may feel alone and helpless. Instead of suffering alone, contact a Dallas workplace accident lawyer from our legal team now who can inform you of your legal options, such as workers' compensation. With help from our Dallas personal injury lawyers, you will remain informed of your rights as a victim and be provided with legal resources.

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is sometimes referred to as workman's comp. It is a state-by-state insurance program that provides workers with compensation if they suffer on-the-job injuries or job-related illnesses. Federal employees have a federal workers' compensation program to support them in such circumstances, and all other employees are subject to the workers' compensation laws of their state.

Workers' Compensation is designed to help employees get through job-related illnesses and injuries without struggling financially. Generally, you can receive workers compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injury. Whether it was yourself, your employer, a co-worker, customer, or some other third party who was responsible, your workers' comp won't be affected. Usually workers' compensation benefits prevent employees from taking employers to court for their injuries, unless some form of negligence contributed to the accident or illness.

To learn more about your workers' comp rights after your job-related injury or illness, contact a Dallas workers' compensation attorney from our law office. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys are more than willing to provide you with information and advice.

San Antonio Parking Garage Collapses Injuring Two Workers

Two people were hospitalized in San Antonio today when a parking structure that was under construction collapsed. There were more than 100 workers in the structure at the time; they began to quickly evacuate as soon as they heard a rumbling sound. Others were alerted by an alarm.

All but two of the people who were working on the garage were able to escape without injury. One of the two is in stable condition; the other, however, is in critical condition.

The building industry is notoriously dangerous, and construction accidents are not uncommon. The workers were somewhat lucky, though, because the parking structure was being built for the San Antonio University Hospital.

Neither the reason for the collapse nor the reasons for the injuries are publicly known. It is likely that the workers could have been injured by a falling object.

Heselmeyer, Zinda Law Group represents victims of on the job accidents. Contact a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney at the office for more information about filing a personal injury or workers' compensation claim.