We Protect The Injured Worker

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Working in a plant is dangerous to life. One has to suffer a lot if he faces any explosion or an accident in the plant. It leaves a scar on his whole life. The results of the plant explosion are always devastating. If you have been injured in the plant explosion, call Zehl & Associates for a free consultation. Our experienced plant explosion attorneys have helped thousands of people just like you recover temporary and permanent disability payments and get their medical bills paid for industrial injuries and occupational diseases. Let us help you file a claim or appeal an adverse decision.

Employee work-related injuries and illnesses

Most employees in Houston, TX, are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation system. Injured workers have the right to compensate for injuries and illnesses caused by accidents or exposures in the workplace, regardless of fault. Injuries and illnesses must only be work-related for the employee to be eligible for benefits.

Common accidents occur at a plant:

Some of the more common workplace incidents seen by our clients’ attorneys include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Accidents involving faulty safety equipment or faulty machinery
  • Severe burns
  • Exposure to dangerous substances
  • Electrocutions
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Work-related car accidents

5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CLAIM

1. Report your injury immediately and keep detailed records

2. Get prompt medical treatment

3. Hire a workers’ compensation attorney

4. Consider changing doctors

5. Understand the workers’ compensation benefits available

You may be eligible for the following workers’ compensation benefits.

If you are injured during your employment in Houston, you may be eligible to receive a weekly check from your employer’s insurance company to cover part of your lost wages. In addition to lost earnings, you may also be entitled to the following workers’ compensation benefits.

Medical care

When you are injured or develop a medical condition after a work accident or plant explosion, you have the right to obtain medical treatment. Workers’ compensation benefits will pay for emergency room care, hospital stays, diagnostic tests related to the injury, medical and speciality visits, rehabilitation treatment, and sometimes even transportation costs to and from your appointments.

Vocational rehabilitation

When your injury is so severe that you cannot return to your regular job, you may be entitled to benefits that pay for vocational rehabilitation. Services may include vocational counselling, training or retraining, and job placement to help you return to the workforce.

Payment to dependents in the event of death

When a worker dies in the plant explosion, workers’ compensation insurance will normally pay for burial expenses. Additionally, eligible family members may be entitled to survivors benefits, including 66 2/3 of the worker’s average monthly salary to be paid until the death of the surviving spouse.

Reopening for life

In Houston, TX, injured workers can reopen their work injury claims at any time throughout their lives if they can show that their injuries or illnesses have worsened. Work injury claims are typically grouped into four categories: permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, temporary total disability, and temporary partial disability. The type and severity of an injury or condition determine the category in which the claim is placed.

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