There are many dangers in construction work, which is one of the most dangerous occupations in this country. But with all the dangers that can be expected in the workplace, very few workers and their families expect to be injured or killed by explosions.
However, explosions are more common on construction and other work sites than might be expected. Explosions are not only common on construction sites, but they are also among the most catastrophic and often fatal accidents. At Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., our lawyers represent construction accident victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Our Cleveland, Ohio, attorneys take our construction and other workplace accident cases seriously. We provide sound counsel, marked with compassion and professionalism, and we fight aggressively to help our clients obtain the best compensation awards possible. Contact us today to speak with a Cleveland workplace explosion attorney today.
Trust the Workplace Explosion Attorneys at Bashein & Bashein
- Our attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. We understand the complexities of these cases and will guide you through each stage of litigation.
- We maintain a success rate of over 99% and have been recognized by our peers for our track record of excellence. Our lawyers were named in the top 5 attorneys in Cleveland.
- Workplace explosion injuries can be painful. Our firm will handle all legal matters on your behalf so that you can focus on your treatment and recovery,
Explosions Can Cause Serious and Permanent Injuries
Workplace explosions can be catastrophic and devastating events. Many victims suffer serious and life-threatening injuries, such as:
- Burn injuries and permanent scarring
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
If you were the victim of a workplace explosion, you deserve justice. At Bashein & Bashein, our attorneys will fight aggressively to secure a fair settlement or benefits and help you recover from these significant losses. We will evaluate all potential avenues to compensation, gather evidence to prove your right to damages, and craft a compelling case in your favor.
Common Causes of Workplace Explosions
Construction and worksite explosions and fires can be caused by:
- Gas leaks
- Combustible cleaning solvents
- Combustible dust
- Hot work
- Flammable liquids and gases
- Faulty equipment and machinery
- Electrical hazards
- Mechanical sparking
- Other sources
Explosions can cause the collapse of buildings, and direct contact with explosions can result in serious burn injuries.
Our attorneys will explore the causes of the accident and work to get you a just settlement or verdict so you can move on with your life.
Exploring Worksites For OSHA Violations
Our lawyers explore all aspects of our clients’ cases, including evidence of OSHA violations. When we can show that employers failed to follow OSHA regulations, it builds strong cases for our clients by establishing causation and liability.
Damages and Benefits Available to Victims of Explosions
As a victim of an explosion injury, you will likely require extensive and ongoing medical care. Your injury can impair your ability to go to work or hold a job at all. The physical and emotional impact of the injury can be extremely damaging as well.
You could pursue a workers’ compensation claim for the explosion, or you could file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party who caused the accident. There are different types of compensation available to explosion injury victims, depending on the type of claim that you file.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
In a personal injury lawsuit, you can secure compensation for two categories of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages involve the tangible, financial losses that you suffered, such as the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage sustained in the accident
- Mobility equipment and other disability accommodations
- Specialized treatments and therapies, like rehabilitation
Non-economic damages involve the physical and emotional pain and suffering that you endured. Examples of pain and suffering damages include chronic pain, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and permanent disability.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation insurance will pay for all reasonable medical expenses related to your workplace injuries. You could also secure benefits to pay for any vocational training and mileage expenses. If a person dies as a result of a workplace explosion, his or her family could recover death benefits.
You could also secure temporary or permanent disability benefits. Temporary disability benefits are paid during the period when you are unable to work as a result of your explosion accident, and serve as a form of wage replacement. If your injuries result in permanent impairments, you could receive long-term disability benefits.
Contact An Experienced Attorney
If you were injured in a workplace explosion, Bashein & Bashein can help you seek fair compensation for your losses. Our Cleveland injury attorneys will advocate aggressively for your right to recovery.