California Explosion Accident Attorneys
Last Updated: 02-01-2017
Have you been injured in a construction site explosion accident while performing your job duties? You should be able to receive medical coverage and other benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance program. Unfortunately, some insurance companies fail to uphold their end of the bargain, fighting tooth and nail against injured workers with completely legitimate claims – and all for the sake of preserving their bottom line.
Don’t let your right to full and fair compensation be ignored any longer! As someone who has worked hard their entire life, you deserve better. The compassionate construction accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm are here to fight for you. We understand that no amount of money can make up for all of the losses you have endured. However, it is absolutely worth pursuing legal action because a successful case can make the recovery process much, much easier.
If you would like to discuss the specifics of your case with one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers, call us today at (800) 522-7274. By providing you with a comprehensive understanding of your case, where you stand, and what you should do next – all in a free consultation – we can help you achieve peace of mind.
What Causes Explosions on Construction Sites?
Construction sites are rife with hazards, all of which can cause devastating accidents if neglected or mishandled. Explosions in particular are commonly caused by:
- Gas leaks,
- Faulty electrical wiring,
- Faulty heavy duty equipment, and
- Flammable materials.
Although there are federal and state regulations which require employers to take reasonable care to maintain safe working environments, they are not always respected. The thousands of preventable construction-related fatalities that are reported each year are testament to the fact that negligence remains a big issue in the industry.
Compressed Gas Explosions
Compressed cylinders of extremely flammable gases can be found at most construction sites. They are highly dangerous but necessary tools in the industry. Acetylene is used to power the welding, cutting, brazing, and soldering of metal, while propane is often used to fuel forklifts and other heavy machinery.
While both gases are dangerous on their own, they can be particularly deadly in construction because they cause so many different types of accidents. In addition to explosions, compressed gas can also cause chemical burns, poisoning, and asphyxiation.
The production and storage of compressed gas cylinders are all highly regulated. Manufacturers as well as employers are legally bound to inspect and test cylinders for faults. The storage of cylinders must also be done in proper fashion. Bottles should be chained to walls to prevent breakage and also stored in shade to prevent overheating. And workers must receive adequate training on how to safely use and handle gas bottles.
We Treat Clients Like Family
Whatever the circumstances of your explosion accident injury, the legal team at Wilshire Law Firm can provide you with the personalized, high quality representation you need to obtain maximum recovery for your losses. If you are unable to afford attorney fees, no worries! We don’t charge any upfront costs and we don’t get paid unless you win! Contact our offices today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.