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Los Angeles Explosion Lawyer

Injured in an Explosion at Work or at Home?

An explosion can cause catastrophic injuries, including severe burns and disfigurement. Explosions can occur at chemical plants, oil refineries, laboratories, or any business or home where natural gas is piped or a boiler is used for heating. If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion, you are urged to contact an explosion accident attorney in Los Angeles, like those at Shoop APLC.

Hurt in an explosion? Call (866) 884-1717 or contact us online to discuss your case with our Los Angeles explosion attorneys in a free consultation.

Common Types of Explosions

Some of the most common types of explosions include:

  • Natural gas explosions: Natural gas heats most homes and fuels most stoves. It has to be channeled to each home through a path of underground pipes. If low-grade piping is used or if there is shoddy workmanship in the installation, an explosion may be the result.
  • Oil explosions: Oil of course is quite flammable. At oil refineries, if refining units are overfilled with oil-based liquids, on heating an explosion may result. At any place where oil or gas is stored, a fire nearby may touch off an explosion.
  • Chemical explosions: Science laboratories use all manner of explosive chemicals. Improper storage or use may set off an explosion.
  • Boiler explosions: A defective or poorly maintained boiler may explode causing extensive property damage and injury.

Ways That Explosions Can Be Caused by Negligence

Improper Storage of Flammable Materials

One of the most common causes of explosions due to negligence is the improper storage of flammable materials. These materials, such as gasoline, propane, and other combustible liquids and gases, can easily ignite if they come into contact with a spark or flame. This is why it is important to store these materials in an area that is well-ventilated and away from any sources of ignition.

Poor Maintenance of Equipment

Another potential cause of explosions due to negligence is poor maintenance of equipment. For example, if a piece of machinery is not properly maintained or inspected regularly, it could malfunction and create sparks or flames that could ignite flammable materials in the area. Similarly, failing to inspect electrical wiring for frayed wires or loose connections can also lead to an explosion.

Ignoring Safety Protocols

Negligence can also occur when safety protocols are ignored or not followed correctly. For example, if workers fail to wear proper protective gear when handling hazardous materials, there is an increased risk that a spark or flame could be created and cause an explosion. Additionally, failing to follow safety protocols related to the use of machinery can also lead to an explosion due to negligence.

Unsafe Work Environment

An unsafe work environment can also be a cause of explosions due to negligence. If workers are not provided with adequate safety training or if they are exposed to hazardous conditions without proper safety measures in place, there is an increased risk that a spark or flame could be created and lead to an explosion. Employers must ensure that their workplace meets all safety regulations.

Seeking Compensation for Explosion Injuries

Dealing with the aftermath of an explosion can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an explosion injury lawyer in Los Angeles.

At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our dedicated legal team has a proven track record of successfully handling explosion cases and maximizing compensation for our clients.

Why choose Shoop APLC to handle your case?

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience specifically in handling explosion injury cases. We understand the complexities involved and have the knowledge and expertise to navigate the legal process effectively.
  • Thorough investigation: We conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the explosion to determine liability. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Maximizing compensation: Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We fight tirelessly to negotiate fair settlements or take your case to trial if necessary.
  • Compassionate support: We understand the physical and emotional toll that an explosion injury can have on you and your family. Our team provides compassionate support throughout the legal process, guiding you every step of the way and advocating for your best interests.
  • Personalized attention: We believe in providing personalized attention to each client. We take the time to listen to your story, understand your unique circumstances, and tailor our legal strategies to meet your specific needs and goals.

Don't wait to seek legal help if you've been injured or lost a loved one in an explosion. Contact Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the legal process and maximize your compensation.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover?

If you suffered a serious injury as a result of an explosion, whether at work or at home, it is important to be aware of the different types of compensation that may be available to you.

Economic damages are designed to compensate for actual financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate for intangible losses like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

In rare cases, punitive damages may be awarded when the actions of the defendant were particularly egregious, and are intended to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

Speaking with a Los Angeles explosion accident lawyer at Shoop APLC can help you evaluate your case and determine what forms of compensation you may be entitled to.

Hire a Team That Gets Results

Attorney David Shoop has the knowledge, experience, and resources to successfully handle explosion claims. He investigates the explosion to isolate the cause and takes legal action against the responsible parties. His goal is for clients to be able to get the surgery and other care they need to recover from burns and disfigurement and have all the compensation needed to move forward with their lives.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or even death due to an explosion, you need a Los Angeles explosion attorney on your side. Call us today at (866) 884-1717.

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