Earlier today, an industrial accident occurred at a facility in Humble, Texas. The victims involved were working with a material made of plastic when the substance exploded. All four victims were injured in the accident.
Immediately after the accident, Life Flight was requested and appeared at the scene. Unfortunately, Life Flight was unable to carry the victim in need due to the hazardous chemicals on the victim. They and two other victims were transported to local hospitals by ambulance while the fourth victim was treated at the scene of the accident.
Currently, HazMat crews are still at the place of the accident.
Understanding the Rights of Accident Victims Hurt in the Workplace
When workers sustain injuries while on the clock and in the workplace, they have rights. Under the Osh Act, employers are required to comply with OSHA standards and the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, an act that requires employers keep the workplace free of recognizable dangers. To do this, owners and administrators should set and enforce standards for their employees and provide outreach, training, assistance, and education regarding safe working conditions.
When an employee becomes hurt in the workplace and the condition that caused the victim injury was a result of an employer’s carelessness or negligence, the victim reserves the right to pursue financial compensation to cover the costs of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distresses
- Physician visits
- Physical therapy
Aggressive Representation for Injured Workers
If you have sustained injuries in the workplace, we encourage you to get in touch with our Houston personal injury lawyers at The Daspit Law Firm today. We can take the time to examine the elements of your case and decide who should be held responsible for your damages. When you choose to work with our Houston personal injury attorneys, we will focus every legal aspect of your case so you can focus on the road to recovery.
Call our team today, and let us fight for your rights!