Many Texas workers are at risk of on-the-job injuries that can lead to costly medical expenses, lost wages and other serious consequences such as temporary or permanent disability. Injured employees should check to see whether they qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or nonsubscriber benefit plans that can be used to reimburse medical expenses and other related losses.
A recent early morning oil-storage facility explosion in Gillett left one man with non-life threatening burns and closed a nearby state highway for several hours. According to fire department authorities, the 38-year-old worker was injured when a storage tank exploded as he was inspecting it. He was airlifted to the hospital with burns to his chest and arms.