Explosion Injuries are Serious
Our Atlantic City Workplace Explosion Lawyer Can Help
Explosions are abrupt and frightening, and they cause a great deal of damage to property and to people. Consequently, any person close to an explosion may suffer death or very, very serious injuries, such as severe burns, broken bones, tissue damage, nerve damage, brain damage and disfigurement. Car accidents, ruptured gas lines, improperly stored hazardous materials, unsafe demolition techniques and improper use of chemicals can all cause explosions.
At Targan & Pender, P.C., we have an experienced Atlantic City workplace explosion lawyer who does everything he can to help the victims of negligence recover for their injuries. Additionally, our team includes a medical expert and an investigator who can look at medical records, autopsy reports, photographs and police and fire records to help build a case to compensate you for your pain and suffering. Recently, Targan & Pender, P.C. successfully obtained a $2.9 million settlement for an Ocean County man’s family after an explosion. A United States military defense contractor mistakenly delivered explosives mixed with scrap metal to a recycling facility; the resulting explosion severely burned the man, causing his death.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Workplace Explosions?
Negligence causes most explosions that injure people, and negligence coupled with the right materials and conditions can change lives forever. When companies ignore safety regulations and procedures, they put employees at risk for injuries from a workplace accident. The most common causes of workplace explosions include:
- Failure to maintain equipment, especially gas lines and electrical panels
- Lack of proper safety gear
- Lack of training
- Defective products or equipment
- Improperly stored chemicals or other hazardous materials
- Failure to inspect the workplace
- Failure to correct known fire hazards
- Improper disposal of hazardous materials or waste
- Lack of ventilation
- Failure to remove flammable dust
Chemicals and dust in the air can ignite and are the cause of most workplace explosions. While explosions like these can result in serious burns, other injuries are common as well. One of the biggest dangers of any kind of explosion is the shockwave of pressurized air that is created by the blast. This wave can cause damage to a worker’s ear drums, internal organs and lungs. A worker could even face serious spine or brain injuries if he or she is thrown to the ground by the explosion.
Injured in an Explosion? Contact a New Jersey Workplace Explosion Lawyer Today
If an explosion injured you or injured or killed a loved one, you can recover for damages from someone else’s negligence. Contact the Atlantic City workplace explosion lawyer at Targan & Pender, P.C. right away for a free consultation and find out if you have a cause of action.