Industrial jobs are known for accidents that leave workers with life-long injuries and even wrongful deaths. The latest accident has been played on every TV across America. When a fertilizer plant just north of Waco, TX exploded, more than 160 people were hurt and 12 were confirmed dead.
The explosion began with a fire. Although it is uncertain what caused the blaze, the company had been cited by regulators for minor safety and permit violations for several years.
Injuries from the explosion include broken bones, cuts and bruises, respiratory problems and minor burns. Several of the injured persons are in critical condition.
Industrial jobs leave many gateways for people to act negligently. When you’re hurt on the job, Kansas laws state that you are eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, including doctors, hospitals, physical therapy, chiropractors, home care and equipment. It also pays for lost wages because of your injury or illness.
As long as you are working or doing something requested by your boss, you will be covered by Workers Compensation. The rule is anything that arises in and out of the scope and course of employment is covered by workers compensation. This generally does not cover driving to and from work or walking from a company parking lot to work. To read more about your rights on the job site, click here.
To read about the ten most common workplace injuries, visit our article here.
If you have had a Kansas workplace injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
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