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An important lesson to learn from fertilizer plant settlement

Accidents at work that result in workers suffering burns can be some of the most serious accidents. Fires in a business, such as a restaurant grease fire, can lead to very serious burns. Workers in the industrial sector who work with chemicals might be at an increased risk of explosions occurring at work. In all of these cases, the workers who are harmed in the fire or explosion might end up with very serious medical conditions. In some cases, the worker might suffer from injuries so bad that they die.

We know that you don't go to work each day thinking that you are going to get hurt. When an accident does happen, it is often a shock. We can help you learn your options for seeking compensation after an explosion or fire at work. This isn't always easy since Texas employers aren't required to carry workers' compensation coverage. In some cases, you might have to launch a legal battle in order to get the compensation you deserve.

A recent settlement in the case of the West Fertilizer Co. explosion in Texas shows that injured workers and the family members of people who are killed in these types of accident often have to file legal action. In the fertilizer case, 15 people died because of the explosion and hundreds were injured. The company only carried $1 million in liability coverage, but the estimated loss totaled more than $200 million. That case was settled just before the trial was set to begin.

That accident occurred in 2013, but the settlement didn't occur until recently. That is an example of how long it can take for some settlements to be reached. If you were injured at work, you should take action quickly so that you can get started on getting the compensation you need.

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