Grand Junction Explosion Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Your Rights After a Devastating Blast
Working in the fields of oil and construction comes with certain inherent risks. Regardless, no one deserves to be injured on the job. When accidents do happen, victims need compensation to pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an explosion accident in Colorado, contact Doehling Law. Our compassionate and experienced Grand Junction explosion accident attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you need to pay for your medical and other expenses for the long term.
How Explosion Accidents Happen
Explosion accident injuries are some of the most devastating imaginable. They can easily cause permanent damage or even kill someone in an instant.
There are four classifications of explosion injuries:
- Primary: Suffered by those in the closest proximity to the original blast, primary explosion injuries are the most likely to cause permanent damage and death. These are caused by the shock wave of the blast, which can cause injuries affecting the ears, lungs, and other internal organs.
- Secondary: These injuries are typically caused by flying debris and affect those a bit further from but still close the explosion.
- Tertiary: These injuries are caused by the sudden displacement of air caused by an explosion, which can violently throw victims from where they were standing or sitting.
- Quaternary: These injuries include any of those not caused by any of the above. These can include flash burns from the heat and respiratory damage from the smoke and/or chemicals released from the blast.
Explosions accidents may result in any of the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Minor to severe burns
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb
- Wrongful death
Explosions can be caused by a number of factors, such as a safety oversight, defective product, negligence, poor maintenance, hazardous chemicals, faulty wiring, and mechanical sparks. They are most likely to occur in oilfields, chemical or manufacturing plants, and at construction sites.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in an explosion accident, it can take a great amount of effort and care to achieve a successful recovery. Explosion accidents often lead to long term if not life-changing consequences, which can require ongoing or even permanent medical care. Explosion accidents may also lead to the victim losing their job and their ability to function in the day to day. Emotional and/or mental trauma may affect the victim as well.
These are not consequences that should be taken lightly. The pain and suffering resulting from such an accident, especially during the immediate aftermath, can be immense and must be treated with the appropriate weight. At Doehling Law, our attorneys are not only extremely capable and successful, but are also empathetic and accessible. We will be at your side when you need us the most, processing the legal aspects of your case while you focus on recovery. Unlike large firms or case mills which treat their clients as mere numbers, we will take the time to get to know you and your needs so we can build you the best case possible. Our focus will be on getting you a settlement that will pay for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses for as long as you need them, even if that means for life.