Injuries caused by explosions can be particularly severe. Gas distribution pipelines alone are responsible for an average of 155 explosions per year, according to CBS News. Other major causes of explosions include problems with gas lines in residential buildings or explosions in workplaces like construction sites and industrial plants.
Explosions can cause burns, shrapnel wounds, broken bones, and even death. Victims of explosions often require extensive surgery and medical care. All too often, this means that victims wind up stuck with huge medical bills as they recover.
Many explosions turn out to have been avoidable. For example, residential gas explosions could be caused by improper management of that building’s gas intake systems. In other cases, negligence by a site manager or other supervisor can lead to danger on a construction site. In these and many other cases, the injuries suffered by explosion victims were caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you were the victim of an explosion, you owe it to yourself to learn about your options. If your injuries were caused by negligence, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for the damages you suffered. This may include money to repay high medical bills, compensate for lost wages, or for the emotional damages you suffered due to the explosion. Even if you are already receiving workers compensation for your injuries, you may be entitled to additional settlement money.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that property owners who are negligent about gas and chemical safety should be held accountable. Our experienced attorneys will help you explore your options, possibly including the negotiation of a financial settlement. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss explosion injuries and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.