Explosion accidents are frequently just that, namely accidents. While many explosions can be prevented by following proper safety protocols, that is not always the case. In many instances, explosions can happen even when safety protocols are properly followed. If you, unfortunately, suffer explosion-related injuries, our team of expert explosion accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have been successful in recovering millions of dollars in damages for our Massachusetts clients and can help you too.
An explosion occurred at an elementary school in Bristol, Connecticut that severely damaged a trash truck and the wall of the school. The driver was compacting trash after picking it up from the school. The Bristol Police Department said the force of the blast was felt blocks away. When they arrived, they saw a gaping hole in the side of the trash truck, which had just collected trash at the school. As the truck was pulling away from the dumpster, and had actually cleared the building, an explosion occurred in the rear of the truck causing some minor damage to the building.
It was reported that no children inside the building were hurt when the blast happened, and the driver appeared to walk away with only minor injuries. The school’s crisis team was called in and took immediate action, relocating all of their students from the west end of the building towards other classrooms and areas of the building.
If you or a loved one has been seriously burned, injured, or even died in an explosion accident, then you may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Our Boston, Massachusetts law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. A Boston explosion accident lawyer expert can be reached 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!
Federal and state governments have enacted laws that require all workplaces to maintain a safe working environment for their employees. When companies fail to adhere to these standards imposed by law, and you are hurt or a loved one dies in an explosion caused by negligence, then you should turn to an experienced explosion accident attorney or wrongful death lawyer here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to help you begin the complicated litigation process. This may be the best way for you to start to recover money damages for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Federal safety records show that 10 workers have died over the past decade at well sites linked to drilling contractor Patterson-UTI, the same driller involved in last week’s rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. An analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data shows the previous accidents happened at drilling sites in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas. The company also was fined nearly $367,000 over the past 10 years for more than 140 safety violations. Houston-based Patterson-UTI said in a statement it has embraced safety improvements and spent millions of dollars in recent years on worker training and protective equipment. Last week’s blast was the deadliest oil and gas industry accident since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion off the Louisiana coast that killed 11 workers.
Have you or a loved one of yours suffered serious injuries or died in an explosion? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries along with any outstanding medical expenses. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have been recognized nationally for their decades of experience helping Massachusetts clients recover millions of dollars in damages. Call our expert explosion accident lawyer or our wrongful death attorney specialists by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!
Each year, hundreds of people die of unintentional injury caused by explosions. Thousands more sustain non-life-threatening injuries. In addition, explosions account for many of the largest United States fire accidents. Technically speaking, an explosion is defined as “the sudden conversion of potential energy (chemical, mechanical or nuclear) into kinetic energy that produces and violently releases gas.”
Historically, the deadliest United States explosions and fires have involved coal mines or steamships. Today, reports indicate that firework accidents have become another high-risk category for fatal explosions. Ultimately, explosion accidents can happen anywhere: businesses, restaurants, in motor vehicles or on an aircraft. Still, studies show that most fatal explosion accidents occur in factories or on construction sites. It is in factories and at construction sites that Massachusetts workers are regularly exposed to hazardous and flammable materials. This puts these workers at a high risk for explosion accidents.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for the establishment and enforcement of workplace safety rules and regulations. OSHA is also the administrative body responsible for issuing fines to the Commonwealth and private companies who violate the rules of regulations. According to OSHA reports, approximately 250 workers die in workplace explosions each year. Five thousand more are injured on the job due to workplace explosions. Many of these accidents are completely preventable. With proper safety measures and a reasonable level of care and attention, most explosion accidents occurring each year could have been prevented.
Although work-related explosions account for most explosion accidents suffered in the United States, a large majority of accidents are also caused by gas leaks in residential areas. Gas leaks in a home can cause devastating results for a family, including property loss, serious personal injury or even wrongful death.
Far too frequently, Massachusetts families are forced to endure the wrongful death of a loved one in the aftermath of a devastating explosion accident or fire. For the Massachusetts victims who survive an explosion accident, they are often left with both physical and emotional scars. Although injuries suffered in explosion accidents vary in severity, many victims suffer burns, lung injuries, hearing loss, vision loss, and other internal injuries. In addition to the physical injuries, many victims feel emotional trauma coping with their own injuries and perhaps the death of a loved one.
Who is held legally responsible for my explosion accident injury?
Many victims have trouble pinpointing who is to blame for their explosion-related injuries. That is why it is important to call our expert explosion accident injury attorneys at your earliest convenience in the aftermath of an explosion. Our dedicated expert attorneys are available 24/7 and are highly skilled and experienced in getting Massachusetts explosion victims the money they deserve.
Ultimately, several parties may be held legally liable for your injuries and the death of a loved one in the aftermath of an explosion accident. For instance, when a gas leak causes an explosion or fire in a Massachusetts home, our expert personal injury attorney advocates begin by investigating the local gas company, Massachusetts gas suppliers, installation and maintenance businesses who worked on the house, appliance manufacturers, and even Massachusetts landlords and homeowners. It depends on the facts of the specific case, but any and all of the aforementioned parties can and have been named in Massachusetts explosion accident injury lawsuits as defendants.
To prove liability, our dedicated attorney specialists must show that the defendant, whoever that may be, owed the victim a duty. Duty is the first element of any negligence claim, and can often be met by showing that a person who is bound by professional safety standards owed the victim an obligation to behave as any reasonable professional in that field would have behaved under the circumstances. The other three elements of negligence include breach, or breaking that duty by failing to act with reasonable care or prudence; causation, which is the relationship between the duty, breach and subsequent harm; and damages, which is the harm caused to the plaintiff.
Don’t waste another minute. If you or a loved one has been injured by an explosion or fire accident, it is time to call our expert Boston law office. Our attorney professionals are nationally renowned for delivering top-notch legal representation and superior client service. We will work tirelessly and diligently to get you the results you deserve. Please call today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!