With the countless, obvious dangers at the workplace...there are also many other unforeseen risks that could cause worker injury.
One person suffered injuries following a natural gas explosion Thursday afternoon inside a hotel currently being constructed.
Workers were installing a natural gas furnace at the Fairfield Inn & Suites around 1:45 p.m. when the gas apparently ignited, causing a moderate explosion inside the building. which is not yet occupied with guests.
Multiple units from the Troy Fire Department responded to the four-story hotel and immediately cleared the building and sampled the air for natural gas. Firefighters confirmed there were elevated natural gas levels in the building before shutting off the gas line and notifying Consumers Energy.
The injured worker was transported to a nearby hospital by a co-worker prior to the fire department's arrival and his condition is not yet known. No one else was injured in the incident.
It was clearly an unexpected accident, but nonetheless, a worker was injured and should be covered under workers' compensation.
We are dedicated to fighting for the injured worker. Far too often, an employer will attempt to bully/intimidate an injured employee into not filing a workers' compensation claim. They use threats of job loss and lost wages. However...you...have...rights...rights that you need to exercise.
An employer will never offer you your full compensation. They'll try to entice you with what they think is a "fair offer", but in reality, they're only trying to save as much money as possible.
You are rightfully entitled to your full compensation...and these are rights that can not be taken away.
If you've been injured while on the job, let us help go over your rights with you and explore the possible paths to ensure you get your full compensation. Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485 or visit us at Loneylaw.com.