In cases of industrial explosions, the injuries and fatalities are often catastrophic or fatal. Chemical plant explosions create terrible injuries due to the burns and exposure to toxic chemicals. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died in a plant explosion, it is crucial that you contact a lawyer to assist you. These cases are very complex and your choice of legal representation is an important decision. At Shea & Shea, the legal team is recognized in the area as a high quality, ethical and professional firm. The firm has received successful verdicts and settlements in other complex cases in work-related injuries.
As plant explosions and determining the cause and responsibility of the accident is highly technical, expert investigators may be a required part of these cases. Suffering catastrophic injuries after a plant explosion is your concern, as well as your health and recovery. This is the most important of all aspects to the case - your health. It is important that you have the best of medical care after such an accident, and that all possible new medical treatments and rehabilitation are available to you. If you have suffered a catastrophic or life-changing injury that includes serious burns, loss of limbs or disfigurement, these issues must be dealt with legally. Your family has depended on the income from your job, and when the ability to work is lost, this lost income must be addressed in any claim for damages.
In many plant explosions, third party negligence may be discovered. This may be a faulty system that was provided by a commercial entity. It may have been caused by the negligence of another worker, or a leak of combustible toxic chemicals. In each case, the responsibility for the explosion must be found in order to successfully receive maximum compensation in your case. The incident will be investigated by law enforcement and other state or federal investigators, and the discovery of the cause of the accident will have much to do with how to proceed with your case.