Chemical plants have many hazards, and an explosion at a chemical factory can cause catastrophic injuries. While there are a multitude of factors that can contribute to chemical plant explosions, in many cases, these incidents are caused by human error. Plant owner or operator negligence could lead to an explosion, as can inadequate training and safety standards.
If you need a chemical factory explosion attorney, contact the Doan Law Firm today. Our skilled and experienced team will get to work investigating your case in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
In the aftermath of a chemical factory explosion, injury victims must seek assistance from an attorney with vast experience handling these types of cases. You can count on the Doan Law Firm for help.
Chemical factory explosion victims often do not have the resources or time necessary to thoroughly investigate the incident and prove liability. Your attorney will be the one to handle all aspects of your case. This will include:
There are many ways that chemical factory explosions can occur. However, human error is responsible for the vast majority of these explosions. Some of the main causes of chemical factory explosions can include:
In many cases, chemical factory explosions are the confluence of multiple errors. For example, if employees have inadequate training and the equipment they are using has been poorly maintained, catastrophic disasters can occur.
Unfortunately, chemical plant owners and operators often put the drive for profits above safety. This jeopardizes the safety of the men and women who work at these facilities.
It could also be the case that the equipment or parts used at a chemical factory came from a company or manufacturer already defective. This could be due to a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or a problem with the product’s label that leads to improper use. In these cases, the company or manufacturer of the product could be held liable if an explosion occurs.
There are various types of injuries that can occur due to a chemical factory explosion. Chemical factory explosions will cause a blast wave that could severely injure anyone in the blast radius. An explosion blast wave can cause severe damage to gas-filled areas of a person’s body, such as the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and middle ear. Some of the most common injuries caused by a blast include:
Those near an explosion could also be harmed due to blunt force trauma caused by slamming into objects as well as by debris flying after the explosion. These injuries can include broken bones, severe lacerations, head injuries, brain injuries, amputations, and more. In many cases, an explosion can exacerbate existing medical conditions such as respiratory illnesses, heart problems, blood pressure issues, and more.
Of course, a major concern and a chemical explosion will be burn injuries that can lead to disfigurement, the risk of infection, and lifelong pain. Depending on the type of chemical used at the factory, exposure can lead to severe respiratory damage, organ damage, or other long-term injuries.
Additionally, survivors of an explosion incident often sustain severe emotional trauma. This can include post-traumatic stress disorder, which can make it hard for a survivor to live a healthy and secure life. Victims often re-live the incident in their minds and have trouble returning to a career in the same setting where the explosion took place.
Victims of chemical plant explosions often sustain severe injuries. This includes both physical injuries as well as emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident. At the Doan Law Firm, our chemical plant explosion lawyers have extensive experience helping clients recover compensation in the aftermath of these incidents. The total amount of compensation awarded for these cases will vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular situation. However, our attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover both economic and non-economic damages.
For an example of how economic and non-economic damages could be calculated, suppose that Maxwell sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a chemical plant explosion. He incurred significant medical bills and sustained tremendous physical and emotional pain and suffering. Attorneys calculated Maxwell’s medical bills to be $100,000. Using a multiplier of three, Maxwell’s attorneys determined that his pain and suffering damages were $300,000. As a result, attorneys will ask for $400,000 in total compensation for Maxwell.
Liability could fall on various parties in the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion. These are typically very visible incidents that make it into the media, and the public outcry for justice often obscures liability. At the Doan Law Firm, we want to ensure that victims are properly cared for by holding the right parties accountable for their actions. Some of the parties that could be held liable in the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion include the following:
When working to determine liability for a chemical plant explosion, the attorneys at the Doan Law Firm will examine whether:
If you or a loved one had been injured in a chemical factory explosion that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, contact the Doan Law Firm today. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work investigating the incident in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to. Our lawyers are the best when it comes to chemical factory explosion claims. This could include:
In most cases, workers’ compensation insurance will not be enough to properly compensate an explosion accident victim for all of their losses. These injuries can become incredibly costly and often come with various “hidden expenses,” such as long-term in-home cases, travel to and from burn specialists, home and vehicle modifications, and more.
Chemical factory explosions can be a life-altering experience for both you and your loved ones. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation to see how we can help you with the support that you deserve.