A tragic accident occurred May 19 at a cement plant about 25 miles southwest of Dallas. Five workers were burned at the plant. Three of those workers suffered critical injuries. Details on how the accident occurred are still not clear, but the burns occurred while a group of both contract workers and plant employees were doing maintenance work on a kiln in the plant. The three most critically injured workers were airlifted to a Dallas hospital. The others were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The plant will remain shut down while the company investigates what happened.

The workers that were injured in the accident will have a claim for benefits. Workers who are injured on the job, either from a work accident or from repetitive motion over a long period of time, may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation can provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases however, an injured employee may be able to pursue a claim directly against the company. This can occur if the company denied benefits or if the company did not subscribe to the Workers’ Compensation program.

Have you been injured in a job-related accident? If so, contact Dallas work accident attorney Kris Barber of the Barber Law Firm at 817-527-8833. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after the accident, because a lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time after the injury.