Chemical Plant Fire & Explosion Lawyers
Representing Victims of Major Chemical Plant Disasters
Chemical plants contain many hazards and pose numerous risks to workers, as well as nearby residents and businesses. One of the most serious risks is the possibility of explosions, which frequently cause catastrophic injury and death. 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 of disaster.
Potts Law Firm is dedicated to holding negligent plant owners and operators accountable for the immense, widespread harm they cause workers, residents, businesses, and the wider environment. If you or someone you love was involved in a chemical plant fire or explosion, we can help. Our attorneys aggressively pursue maximum compensation for victims of toxic exposure and other chemical plant disasters. Let us protect your rights and advocate for you as you focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
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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
When a chemical plant owner, operator, or employee acts negligently, leading to an explosion, fire, or similar disaster, they can be held liable for victims’ resulting injuries, losses, and damages. We encourage you to contact our chemical plant explosion and fire attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options during a free and confidential consultation.
The Effects of Chemical Plant Explosions & Fires
When an explosion occurs, it creates a blast wave that can cause severe harm to anyone within its radius. Explosions and fires are the most common types of accidents seen in plant refineries and can cause devastating injuries to those nearby.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from chemical plant fires and explosions include:
- Blast lung
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Eye and face injuries
- Head injuries
- Hearing damage and loss
- Middle-ear damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Traumatic amputation
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Long-term effects, such as cancer or other illnesses
These and other injuries arising from chemical plant fires and explosions often have long-lasting or even lifelong implications for victims and their families. Those who survive may suffer permanent disabilities, disfigurement, and impairments that prevent them from returning to work or obtaining any gainful employment whatsoever. Victims nearly always require hospitalization, multiple treatments and surgeries, ongoing rehabilitation, and additional medical care.
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to an explosion or fire at a chemical plant, or if you were diagnosed with a related illness or medical condition, it is important that you work with a lawyer who understands the long-term and future damages you face. At Potts Law Firm, we work tirelessly to obtain settlements and verdicts that not only compensate our clients for their immediate losses but also their future needs.
What Damages Are Available to Victims of Chemical Plant Explosions & Fires?
The exact damages and overall value of your claim depend on numerous factors, including the severity of your injuries and the cost of medical care, as well as any projected future expenses you are likely to incur as a result of your injuries. That being said, many victims of these incidents are able to recover certain types of damages in single-plaintiff lawsuits and toxic tort litigation.
Examples of common damages in chemical plant explosion and fire cases include:
- Actual Damages: Actual damages include tangible and intangible losses you have suffered as a result of the event, such as loss of income, loss of earning capacity, medical costs, pain and suffering, etc.
- Consequential Damages: Also known as special damages, consequential damages are losses resulting from the failure of one party to meet its obligations to another, such as a breach of contract
- Exemplary Damages: Exemplary damages, or punitive damages, are awarded in rare circumstances when the defendant is found to have acted with gross negligence or willful disregard for the safety of others
We have handled countless claims against major corporations for causing harm to factory workers and neighboring residents. If you have been injured or your loved one was killed due to a plant explosion, please contact us. There are various types of damages victims of plant explosions can receive. We urge you to seek the advice of one of our attorneys who focuses on this field to help ensure you recoup as much as possible for your losses.
Call (888) 420-1299 or submit a free case evaluation form today to get started.
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. At Potts Law Firm, we calculate the full value of your past, current, and future losses by consulting with reliable medical and economic experts. Our skilled attorneys aggressively negotiate with the necessary parties in an effort to secure our clients a just settlement to cover all of their damages.
As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way. Our award-winning trial lawyers have earned a reputation as some of the nation’s leading litigators, and we have extensive and proven experience in this particular area of law. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win.
If you are unsure if you have a case, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys are ready to review your claim and fight for you.
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