Plant Fires and Explosions

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Chemical plants hold many hazards and there are many risks that come with working in this industry. One being the possibility of explosions, which can cause catastrophic damage and harm. In many instances, these occurrences come down to human error and negligence on part of the plant owner or operator. Unfortunately, owners of these facilities frequently prioritize profits over safety, which in turn, increases the likelihood for disaster. When an explosion occurs, a blast wave is created which could cause severe harm to anyone within radius. Fires and explosions are the most common types of accidents seen in plant refineries and can cause devastating injuries including burns, broken bones and lacerations, and traumatic brain injuries.

Common injuries include:

  • Blast Lung
  • Burns
  • Concussion
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Middle Ear Damage
  • Long-term effects such as cancer or other illnesses

We have handled countless claims against major corporations for causing harm to factory workers and neighboring residents. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to a plant explosion, please contact us. There are various types of compensation victims of plant explosions can receive. We urge you to seek the advice of one of our attorneys who specializes in this field to ensure you recoup as much for your damages as possible. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until you win.

Common Damages
  • Actual damages
    • Loss of income
    • Loss of earning capacity
    • Consequential damages
  • Attorney fees
  • Medical Costs
  • Court costs
  • Pain and Suffering Damages
Frequently Asked Questions
How do chemical plant explosions occur?

Chemical plant explosions can happen in a variety of ways. Most of these explosions, however; are caused by human error.

Some of the main causes of explosions include:
• Inadequate employee safety training
• Inadequate safety gear
• Noncompliance with state and federal laws
• Unsafe conditions or procedures
• Improper storage or combination of chemicals
• Poorly maintained or defective equipment

What damages can be claimed in plant explosions?

Common Types of Economic Damages (calculable losses):
• Current and future hospital bills
• Medical device costs
• Lost Income, if unable to work
• General household out-of-pocket costs
• Prescription medication expenses

Common Types of Non-Economic Damages (often referred to as “pain and suffering damages”)
• Emotional and psychological distress
• Physical pain and suffering
• Loss of enjoyment of life damages
• Loss of consortium for family members

How can an attorney help?

An experienced plant explosion attorney will conduct a full and thorough investigation of the incident while working with state and federal safety regulators to determine the exact cause of the accident. We will also be calculating your entire losses as a result of the explosion injuries by consulting with reliable medical and economic experts. Additionally, our skilled attorneys will negotiate with the necessary parties to secure our client a just settlement to cover all damages.

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