Working in the oil, gas, mining, and other field industries naturally comes with dangers. Explosion accidents and injuries are an associated risk with the above stated industries. No worker should suffer injury or damages, and Doehling Law is here to help fight for you and your injury case.
Common Causes of Explosions
Explosion accidents and injuries are catastrophic for the individuals and families involved. They can result in lifelong injuries or sometimes even death. Common causes of explosions include poor safety practices, lack of safety equipment and tools, aging equipment, lack of employee training, and more. When these accidents occur due to negligence, it is important to seek fair financial compensation.
Types of Explosions
There are many explosions that can occur, and happen due to a variety of reasons. No matter how the explosions occur, they almost always result in burns and other injuries.
These types of explosions are common and result from different chemical compounds being mixed.
This type of explosion occurs when electricity interacts with the building materials such as, metal, insulation, and more. Oftentimes, these explosions result in fires.
Propane is one of the most commonly used gases that millions of people use. Extreme caution should be exercised when storing propane. Explosions can be set off in a second.
Petroleum explosions are also common due to it being a highly used gas amongst individuals. They can happen in cars, facilities, homes, and more.
There are 4 categories of explosion injuries that determine the type of case you have. These include primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary.
These injuries happen to individuals who are closest to the shock wave of the blast. They are most likely to cause permanent damage or death. Primary blast injuries can affect ears, organs, eyes, and more.
These injuries happen to individuals who are a bit further from the explosion, but generally still close. Secondary blast injuries are usually caused by flying debris from the explosion.
These injuries are caused by a sudden displacement of air when the explosion occurs. Tertiary blast injuries usually throw victims that were sitting or standing by the explosion.
This category covers any injuries that are not covered in the above categories. Quaternary blast injuries can include PTSD, lung damage from inhaling smoke, cancer from exposure to chemicals, and more.
Explosion Accident Lawyer
If you or your loved one has suffered an explosion injury, our law firm is here to help you. We have the experience and compassion it takes to handle your case. Explosion accidents often carry long-term effects and medical care.
It is important to seek the compensation and care you deserve. Doehling Law will focus on your settlement and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.