When discussing explosion injuries, the word “catastrophic” is a recurring theme. That is because injuries from explosions are just that – catastrophic. Victims of explosion injuries are often permanently disabled and unable to live the life they are accustomed to. In the aftermath of an explosion injury, victims often turn to the Doan Law Firm for help recovering the compensation they need. Here, our explosion attorneys want to discuss the most common injuries that we encounter in these incidents.
In the aftermath of an explosion injury, you and your family need to turn to an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally with your case. The Doan Law Firm is ready to help.
In the aftermath of sustaining an explosion injury from an explosion accident, most victims do not have the resources or legal experience necessary to determine liability in their case to recover the compensation they need. In these cases, an explosion attorney will be an invaluable resource. An attorney will be responsible for handling the entire case, including:
Due to the varied nature of explosions, there is a range of injuries that can occur. These injuries can be the result of the initial blast wave, due to flying debris, or due to structural collapse caused by the explosion. Here, we describe the various types of explosion injury categories.
These injuries are caused by the blast wave (over-pressurization wave) striking a person’s body. In these cases, the gas-filled structures inside of a person’s body, such as their lungs, middle ear, and gastrointestinal tract, can be affected. The blast creates a pressure differential that can cause internal damage. Primary injuries can include:
Secondary injuries are those that are caused by flying debris and fragments in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. These injuries include the following:
These injuries are the result of a person being thrown in an explosion due to the blast wind/wave. Any part of a person’s body can be affected by these injuries. Tertiary blast injuries can include:
These injuries are used to describe any injuries not listed above, but that are also a result of the explosion. We can break these down into traumatic injuries, illnesses and diseases, and emotional and psychological trauma.
There are various ways that explosion injuries can affect a victim. The most obvious way the victims are affected is the pain they sustain due to their injuries. Victims can also expect to incur major medical expenses, as well as other “hidden costs” such as possible home and vehicle modifications to aid in mobility, the cost of travel to and from medical specialists, and a loss of income if a victim can no longer work or experiences a diminished earning capacity.
Explosion injuries affect not only the victim but their entire family. Their financial livelihood could be put into jeopardy, which is why it is vital that any negligent party be held accountable.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury due to an explosion caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The total amount of compensation that an explosion injury victim receives will differ from case to case and is dependent on the specific factors related to their particular injuries. However, it is not uncommon for the explosion injury attorneys at the Doan Law Firm to help clients recover the following:
When you need an explosion injury attorney, you can count on the Doan Law Firm to give you the support and guidance you deserve. Contact us today to see how we can help you secure the compensation you need in these difficult times.