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Detroit worker injured on-the-job in refinery fire

When a person is injured in a workplace accident here in Michigan, he or she will need to consider a variety of options in order to receive compensation for medical care and any lost wages as well as other setbacks incurred due to the injury.

In many cases, this can be accomplished by filing a successful workers' compensation claim. In others, personal injury or third-party legal claims should be pursued. It all depends on the circumstances of the workplace accident. For example, a worker was hurt at Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery just this morning. Depending on the nature of the accident, he or she may decide to follow certain legal channels.

According to the Detroit Free Press, a fire was reported at the refinery at about 6:30 a.m. today and an all-clear was reported about two hours later. A company spokesman said that it was a small fire and one worker sustained minor injuries.

Little more about the fire, including what may have caused it, has been reported. It also has not been reported whether the worker needed medical attention and whether his or her injuries will keep him or her away from work for awhile.

After a workplace accident, Michigan law generally prevents injured employees from suing their employers for damages beyond what they will be offered through workers' compensation. However, in cases where defective machinery or equipment leads to an injury, it is important to hold these companies responsible.

Those who sustain workplace injuries are often wise to identify who or what may have caused the accident in order to hold the appropriate party or parties accountable and help ensure that similar accidents do not take place in the future at the workplace.

Source: Detroit Free Press, "Employee hurt in Marathon refinery fire in Detroit," Eric D. Lawrence, Sept. 5, 2012

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