• September 10, 2019

Worker Injured in Fire at Texas Industrial Box Maintenance in Channelview, TX

Channelview, TX -- On September 10, 2019, a worker was injured in a flash fire at a Channelview business.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. in Texas Industrial Box Maintenance, a warehouse located in the 15300 block of Market Street, near Dell Dale Street. It's unclear what caused the fire, but a worker in the building was reportedly injured and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Officials continue to investigate the incident.

Commentary

As investigators look into what happened here, it's important to consider the challenging legal scenario that work accidents present in Texas. Generally speaking, the avenues for assistance available to victims and families depend on whether or not the employer subscribes to workers' comp.

With workers' comp, workers usually receive benefits automatically. While victims lose their right to confront their employer in court, the system begins work immediately in providing benefits to them. However, non-subscribers do not carry these automatic benefits. Instead, victims and families must build a case and prove in court that their employer's negligence caused their injuries.

In either case, it's important that those affected have as many facts in-hand as possible. To that end, experienced investigators need to look into what caused this incident as soon as possible.

--Grossman Law Offices

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