Explosions can cause catastrophic injuries such as burns, lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, electrocution and hearing loss. Our experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, have handled many personal injury cases involving all types of explosions at plants, factories, construction sites, public places and private residences.
Recovering Damages If You Are Injured In An Explosion
Burn injuries are among the most common and painful injuries that may be sustained in explosions. Serious burns often require costly medical treatment such as skin grafts and plastic surgery and can cause scarring and fatal infections. Psychological injuries like PTSD and anxiety can have a long-term impact on explosion victims that may never go away.
These devastating conditions can prevent victims from returning to their previous levels of functioning and lead to lifelong physical, financial and emotional repercussions. Whether you’ve been injured in an explosion at work, at home or in a public place, it’s vital to seek the counsel of a skilled attorney who understands how to handle all aspects of your personal injury case.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you were injured in an explosion while you were on the job, your employer Is required to provide benefits for your medical expenses, a portion of lost wages and other damages. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will investigate the facts of your personal injury claim to see if any unsafe conditions or OSHA violations caused your injuries and ensure that you get all the benefits to which you are entitled.
Product Liability Claims
Malfunctioning machinery, defective stoves and insufficient instructions for handling flammable materials are all causes of explosions. If the explosion that caused your injuries was due to a design or manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to bring a personal injury case against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of that product. Product liability attorneys are well-versed in determining which parties may be liable for your injuries and can advise you on the best course of action to take for maximum compensation.
When You Are Injured In An Explosion In A Public Place
Explosions also occur when crews are working on gas, power and water lines. An unfortunate reality in today’s world is that deadly injuries may be sustained from explosions involving terror attacks as well. If you were injured in an explosion caused by a utility company or a terror attack that could have been prevented, a government entity may be liable for your damages. A private or public entity may also be liable if an explosion that occurred at your home or workplace was caused by a utility company’s negligence.
These types of cases can be complex, and government agencies have strict rules and deadlines for filing claims. Seeking the assistance of a qualified attorney who knows the ins and outs of filing a personal injury case against a public entity is vital to ensure all your legal bases are covered in an accurate and timely fashion.