Port Neches, TX (12/5/2019) – At least three workers from the TPC Group plant are injured after an explosion occurred in Port Neches, Texas Wednesday, November 27.
The blasts happened 80 miles east of Houston and were 13 hours apart. It blew off doors and windows of houses, which led to an evacuation for residents in Port Neches.
According to officials, one worker suffered burns and the others had a broken wrist and a broken leg.
No deaths have been reported.
Workplace Accident Attorneys
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 there were over 4.2 million job related injuries and illnesses and over 5,700 on the job fatalities.
When an injury occurs on the job, workers have a right to worker’s compensation. Workers’ compensation is typically provided by an employer to help an injured worker with his medical bills and lost wages.
Workers’ compensation is often inadequate and does not provide the injured worker with enough benefits to fully compensate for the loss. However, in many situations, the injured worker’s injury may have been caused by a third-party. In these situations, the injured worker can pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a lawsuit against the careless third-party (so long as the third-party is not the employer). Third-party claims allow the injured work to pursue his or her claims without the arbitrary caps set by the workers’ compensation system.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, you should consult one of our experienced and aggressive workplace accident attorneys. In an effort to help you or your loved, the attorneys of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC are happy to speak with you free of charge to discuss your concerns and situation.