Explosions are events that can cause devastating injuries and severe property damage. Victims of explosions in Louisiana often experience tremendous losses. Survivors can be left with severe physical and emotional wounds that can impact their entire lives. In the aftermath of an explosion incident, victims need support, and they should be able to recover compensation if the explosion was caused by someone else’s careless or negligent actions. At the Doan Law Firm, our skilled and experienced Louisiana explosion accident attorneys are ready to investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
When a victim sustains an injury due to an explosion, they should be able to count on an attorney who is driven and dedicated to helping victims secure compensation. Attorney Jimmy Doan is ready to help with Louisiana Explosion Claims.
Most Louisiana explosion injury victims do not have the time, resources, or legal experience necessary to properly pursue compensation for their claim. An explosion accident attorney will be devoted to handling every aspect of your case. They will be responsible for:
There are various types of explosions that can occur in Louisiana. First and foremost, there are more than 4,000 production platforms in drilling rigs off the coast of this state. These facilities have a very high explosion risk associated with their operation. Workers operate around flammable materials and heavy equipment on a regular basis.
There are also 17 oil refineries in Louisiana that account for nearly one-fifth of the refining capacity in the United States. Oil refinery workers also face an increased risk of explosion injuries on a daily basis.
Aside from the oil industry, Louisiana is also home to industries that use chemicals and equipment that poses exploding risks for workers.
Regular citizens also face explosion risks. This can include danger from exploding propane tanks, gas pipelines, and other explosive materials.
Explosions can occur for a variety of reasons. This can include poorly inspected and maintained equipment, a lack of adequate safety training and practices by employees, defective parts or equipment from a manufacturer, and more.
An explosion in Louisiana can lead to a range of injuries that happen in a variety of ways. In many cases, victims sustain injuries caused by the explosion’s pressure wave. This will primarily affect the gas-containing organs inside a person’s body such as the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and middle ear. These injuries can include ruptured eardrums, abdominal damage, blast lung, brain injuries, and more.
Secondary injuries are also very common after an explosion and are caused by a person being thrown into objects due to the force of the explosion, by debris flying through the air, and by structural collapse. Some of the most common secondary injuries that occur due to an explosion include the following:
It is also not uncommon for an explosion to exasperate pre-existing medical conditions or cause new illnesses. This can include respiratory damage, circulatory damage, cardiac issues, and cancers from chemical exposure. Finally, explosion victims often experience tremendous emotional and psychological damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Any explosion injury can lead to massive medical bills and other “hidden costs” for victims and their families. This can include lost income, the cost of home or vehicle modification, medical devices, travel to and from medical visits, and more.
In the aftermath of an explosion, there may be one or more liable parties. For workplace or industrial explosion accident injuries, an investigation will center around the companies involved. This could include a person’s employer or another third-party involved.
In cases where a product defect is suspected to have caused the explosion, the product’s manufacturer or distributor will need to be investigated.
Employers, companies, any manufacturers will often claim that an explosion was unpreventable, that they had no part in the incident, and should be “off the hook” for what happened. However, no negligent party should ever be let off the hook after they cause injuries and property damage.
If you or somebody you love has sustained an explosion injury in Louisiana, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Doan Law Firm, our compassionate and experienced explosion lawyers have vast experience handling these cases. While the total amount of compensation an explosion injury victims receive varies depending on the factors of their case, it is not uncommon for our attorneys to recover the following for victims:
Contact us today for a free initial consultation and see how we can help you secure the compensation you deserve in this trying time.