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The word catastrophic is used to describe injuries that are truly devastating, ones that are unthinkable. Explosions cause catastrophic injuries. They leave survivors with immense physical and emotional wounds and they have long-lasting consequences. Explosion injuries leave victims and their families with losses that may never heal. In the aftermath of an explosion injury, victims need support and they should be fairly compensated if another person’s careless or negligent actions caused the explosion.
At the Doan Law Firm, our qualified and experienced explosion accident attorneys will investigate your explosion incident and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
In the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion injury, you and your loved ones need to secure an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally. Attorney Jimmy Doan founded the Doan Law Firm to serve those who have suffered injuries caused by others.
Explosion incidents can become incredibly complex. In most cases, a person injured in an explosion does not have the resources or experience necessary to properly investigate their case and take on the negligent party. An attorney who specializes in explosion injuries will be responsible for handling every aspect of your case. This includes:
The truth is that companies are often liable for these injuries. A company wants you to believe an explosion was unpreventable and spontaneous because this would let them “off the hook.” Companies should never be off the hook for an injury they caused.
Some places are more common than others for explosions accidents. Companies are responsible for ensuring that their plants, factories, rigs, refineries, construction sites and vessels are all properly inspected and maintained so they operate as safely as possible.
Explosions can happen in the workplace for a number of reasons, including aging equipment, poor safety practices, lack of safety tools or equipment, and a lack of employee training. Some of the most common causes of explosions include:
In many cases, an attorney investigating an explosion incident will find a company culture devoted to productivity over safety. While this may pay off in the short run, a drive for profits over safety will almost always result in injuries for employees. Any company that does not follow proper safety protocols could be held liable for an explosion injury.
Your attorney will also investigate the company that manufactured any equipment that exploded. It could be the case that the equipment was defective and that the defect was caused by the manufacturer.
There are various types of injuries that can occur in an explosion incident: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary.
These injuries are caused by the explosion pressure wave hitting the body. In these cases, any gas-filled structures inside the body (lungs, middle ear, gastrointestinal tract) can be affected. These injuries can include:
These injuries are caused by flying debris or fragments caused by the explosion and can include:
These injuries happen as a result of a person being thrown due to the explosion blast wind and include:
Finally, quaternary injuries are those not covered in the first three categories. These involve a variety of injuries, illnesses, and diseases that are a result of the explosion or caused by the exasperation of existing medical conditions:
Attorney Doan can review the details of your case, advise you what to expect in compensation, and explain what claims can be made on your behalf.
If you or a loved one were injured in an explosion, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Doan Law Firm, our qualified and experienced team will investigate your incident and move to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This can include:
The costs of these injuries can be tremendous and can extend well beyond medical bills. In many cases, explosion accident victims and their families incur various hidden costs, including home and vehicle modifications to aid in mobility, the need for in-home care, the cost to travel to and from hospitals, and more. When you need an explosion injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by calling 1 (800) 349-0000.