Dallas Explosion Injury Lawyer
Were You Injured in an Explosion?
Workplace explosions have become increasingly common events in the United States – part of this can be attributed to the constantly expanding industrial sector. As important as this increase in production is for our society, it doesn’t come without its risks. No matter what caused the explosion, it could leave victims with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an explosion, it’s in your best interest to seek qualified legal representation to assist you with any potential claim.
Give us a call at (214) 307-6307 to speak with an explosion injury attorney today.
No matter what challenges you may face throughout your case, the Dallas explosion injury attorneys at Aldous \ Walker LLP are ready to fight for your rights. Not only do we have the experience and track record of success to put us at the front of the pack, we have the passion and dedication you need to feel secure in your choice of attorney. We only take on cases that we personally believe in, and that belief translates into the fierce and unrelenting representation that will help you secure the compensation you need. Contact us today to discuss your case.
How Does An Explosion Happen?
Explosions can happen in the workplace for any number of reasons including neglected security protocols, overlooked safety hazards, and outright wrongdoing. Some of the most common causes of explosions include:
- Faulty Electrical Equipment and Wiring: Damaged plugs and loose cables are some of the most common culprits behind the start of explosions. If they aren’t replaced immediately, they could start fires and spark an explosion. An expert mush regularly check and test all electrical equipment to ensure that everything meets safety standards.
- Overloaded Electrical Sockets: Even if the wiring and outlets are in perfect working order, overloading them with an excessive number of appliances can cause them to overheat and start a fire. Basic safety standards state that no more than 3000 watts of 13amps can be plugged into a single socket.
- Airborne Particle Buildup: Particles can quickly build up from wood, plastic, and metalworking operations if a workspace isn’t properly ventilated. Once enough particles are airborne, it only takes a small spark to cause an entire room to go up in flames and cause a massive explosion. Factories and mining operations are especially susceptible to airborne particle buildup, but all workspaces should have extraction fans installed and maintained to prevent this from ever happening.
- Smoking: Smoking and tobacco can cause a variety of serious health problems, but those tend to take years to develop. However, if the smoldering butts aren’t disposed of properly, they can cause the much more immediate issue of fires and explosions. Whether the cigarette was disposed of in a dangerous location or if the designated smoking area was far too close to hazardous material, it only takes a single stray ember to spark a flame.
- Human Error: It only takes a simple negligent act to cause a terrible accident, even in the safest and best regulated workplaces. It’s next to impossible to eliminate all human error, but the worst cases can be mitigated through proper safety training.
Call An Attorney Today
If you were injured in an explosion, call the Dallas explosion injury lawyers at Aldous \ Walker LLP today to discuss your case. We’ve tried more than 200 cases in front of a jury, and have successfully secured over $1 billion for our clients in verdicts and settlements. Give us a call at (214) 307-6307 to speak with one of our attorneys, or fill out our online form to begin your case evaluation today.