In most large-scale manufacturing, processing or mining environments, the risk of a commercial gas explosion is often always present. While many companies do their best to adhere to the national safety guidelines, unfortunately mistakes happen.
In a commercial environment, often large quantities of chemicals and gases are used as part of the manufacturing process, or to power the machinery that perform those tasks and in many cases, those gases are under pressure. With this in mind, should a small leak or similar minor fault develop, the situation can turn for the worst very quickly.
In situations where innocent workers are walking past or standing near the site of a leak or blast, the personal injuries that they may suffer as a result of the flying debris, heat and other artifacts from the explosion can often be fatal.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial gas explosion, you may be eligible for compensation. By contacting an experienced attorney, they will be able to accurately determine if you have a case and if so, they can help advise you on the best way to proceed with it.
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What Are The Most Common Industries Where Commercial Explosions Occur?
While gas explosions can occur in almost any workplace, there are a collection of manufacturing and processing industries that are more pre-disposed than others.
Some of them include (but are not limited to):
- Fuel transportation
- Oil / gas refining
- Boiler makers
As you may have noticed, many of the jobs in these industries involve the handling of various chemicals and often pressurized steam/ gas/ oil that can be highly flammable and thus, extremely dangerous.
Other Associated Risks Of An Explosion
The most obvious and dangerous element of any explosion is that initial force of extreme energy and the accompanying heat wave / fireball that often consumes everything within it's path. However, there are other things that can be just as lethal during an explosion.
Some on them are:
- flying debris
- smoke inhalation
- building collapse
- internal injuries
- psychological injuries
Unfortunately, many of the above factors can cause considerable medical bills, and create varying degrees of incapacity on those that have been effected.
I've Been Injured In A Commercial Explosion - What Can I Do?
If you have been injured in a commercial explosion that was caused due to equipment malfunction or by the negligence of another person, you may be eligible for compensation.
Needless to say, seeking appropriate medical attention is the first order that needs to be addressed, however - once that initial danger has passed, you will need someone on your side that can help obtain compensation for the injuries that you or a loved one may have sustained.
The costs associated with medical treatment, loss of wages, ongoing therapies, medication and similar services can add up very quickly, and without competent legal representation, you may not get all that you deserve.
Here at Gordon & Doner, we are sympathetic to those that have been injured, and will help to guide you past all of the pitfalls that can arise during the personal injury litigation process.
How Can I Contact An Honest Attorney?
With over 150 years of combined personal injury legal experience, the team of lawyers at our firm have the knowledge and experience to handle your injury litigation. We have a proud history of fighting for the people - not the powerful - and have your best interests at heart.
We support this by offering our services on a contingency basis. What this means is that we do not charge you for our fees and services unless we obtain a settlement for you.
Having obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for thousands of clients, we have the skills and determination to fight for your maximum compensation benefits.
To find out more, please contact us on 1 (855) 722-2552 - we have offices that cover most of South Florida and are ready to help you today.
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