Explosion Accident Lawyers in Alabama
Seeking Fair Compensation for Your Burn Injuries
Of all the accidents that can happen to an industrial worker, explosions are perhaps the most dramatic and life-altering. From severe burn injuries to limb amputation, explosion accidents have lasting consequences – and they tend to disproportionately affect industrial workers in the oil and mining industries.
When your life has been disrupted by an explosion accident, our Alabama legal team at Cunningham Bounds, LLC will stand by your side and help you seek appropriate compensation for your losses. If another person’s negligence contributed to your industrial injuries, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit to hold them accountable.
Contact our team today at (251) 299-0101 for a free case evaluation. We’ll help you review all the legal options available to you.
Common Causes for Explosions and Fires at Work
While explosions are relatively rare compared to other industrial accidents, they come with a particularly heavy cost. In 2013, fires and explosions caused almost 150 worker fatalities across the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to these tragic deaths, hundreds of workers suffer from a range of burn injuries and ailments related to explosions each year. Even the home isn’t entirely safe from the risk of explosions. Because of fireworks and other combustible devices, more than 10,000 Americans suffered from blast and explosion injuries in 2014.
The cause for an explosion can vary, and may include:
- Lack of supervision for dangerous chemicals and compounds
- Poor safety training programs for industrial workers
- Carelessness with flammable liquids and fabrics
- Broken or defective machinery and products
- Volatile gas leaks
- Lack of consistent inspections for a given facility
- High air pressure combined with reactive substances
- Intentional wrongdoing
Explosion and Burn Injuries
The force of a serious explosion can have a ripple effect on the entire surrounding area. Even workers who believe that they have no injuries may discover later that they have hearing injuries, visual impairments, and other physical side effects from contact with a major explosion.
Here are some of the most common explosion injuries:
- “Blast ear,” or middle ear damage
- Organ perforation from the blast force
- Second and third-degree burn injuries
- Ruptured corneas and damaged eyesight
- Limb amputation
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Spinal cord and brain injuries
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
When you’re suffering from the effects of a major explosion, particularly in the workplace, you can rest assured that our Alabama lawyers at Cunningham Bounds, LLC will fight on your behalf. With a member of the elite Inner Circle of Advocates on staff, along with a full team of award-winning attorneys, we’ve shown that we can get the results that our injured clients deserve. By customizing your case strategy and giving you a tailored approach to legal representation, we’ll aim to increase your chances of getting fair and full recovery.
Give us a call at (251) 299-0101 today!