Posted on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 2:01 pm
News outlets around the state and WLOX are reporting on a second death in as little as two weeks at Mississippi Phosphates fertilyzer plant. Deaths do not happen in the workplace unless something goes wrong. When a worker is injured on the job, workers compensation is just one of the avenues of compensation that needs to be explored. In many instances, there are other contractors or manufacturers of parts and equipment that could be liable for the injuries and responsible for paying the damages.
In the Explosion case at Mississippi Phosphates there could have been an equipment failure or warning systems failure involved in the incident. If an equipment failure or mechanical failure contributed to the incident, the company that made the part that failed may also be liable for the incident. A lawyer will investigate this incident thoroughly and do their best to make sure all avenues of recovery are found so the family can be fully compensated for the loss of their loved one.
This is important because the Workers Compensation system can be inadequate in situations like this. The compensation an injured worker or their family could recieve in a defective equipment case could be far greater than what the workers compensation law will provide for.
At Roberts Wilson, P.A. we always look for other avenues of recovery in any work place accident. In cases like this it can be very important to get an attorney involved right away to preserve evidence and documents and get started on the investigation.
Call my law office at (662) 533-9111 if you or a loved one has been injured on the job. We review all injury cases for free and there is no fee unless we collect for you.