Houston Explosion Lawyers
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Texas is blessed with oil but extracting and refining it is not easy. It is dangerous work that can injure or kill a worker in the blink of an eye. One of the biggest threats to the safety and welfare of oil workers in Texas is the possibility of a workplace explosion. Oil plants and oil refineries are particularly susceptible to explosion accidents, but other workplaces such a chemical plants and manufacturing facilities can also suffer an explosion if the necessary safety precautions are not taken.
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If you or a loved one has been hurt in a workplace explosion, you do not have to deal with the aftermath alone. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other financial strains often prove too much to deal with for a family that is trying to recover from a serious explosion injury, so turn to an experienced injury lawyer for help. At Williams Hart, our team of experienced Houston explosion attorneys will work to protect your livelihood and the well-being of your family. Contact us today at (713) 352-7071 to discuss your potential claim.
Types of Explosion Accidents
Oil plants and refineries are not the only workplaces that are highly susceptible to explosion accidents. At Williams Hart we have experience handling a wide variety of explosion accidents, including:
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- We have won over $1 Billion in client recovery
- We have several record-setting trial lawyers
- We've represented clients in many high-profile explosions
- We represent victims in Texas and around the US
- We give back to the community
- There's absolutely no fee unless we win
DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR AN EXPLOSION ACCIDENT?
Injured employees often mistakenly believe that their company will automatically come to their aid after a workplace explosion. However, the reality is that after a major accident or explosion companies mostly focus on what they need to do to stay in business and let their insurance provider handle the accident victims. Sadly, to the insurance company you are just one case among the many that they are handling. Consequently, claims adjusters rarely take the time to truly evaluate the full extent of your losses and instead match your injuries to generalized settlement amounts that are unlikely to fully reimburse you for your losses.
When you hire an explosion accident attorney from Williams Hart you not only gain a team of excellent legal professionals incentivized to maximize your recovery, but you also benefit from having a large firm backing you up. This is beneficial not only during negotiations, but also because it allows us to match you up with the best lawyer and staff given your individual needs. At Williams Hart, we have knowledgeable explosion attorneys who have the right experience to fight for your compensation after an accident.
What Damages Can I Sue For?
If you’ve been injured in a workplace explosion, you are probably wondering how you will pay for your increasing medical costs, your time lost for work, costs of rehabilitation, daily expenses and more. Explosion victims often claim the following compensatory damages:
The attorneys at Williams Hart can help you recover maximum compensation for a variety of damages, including for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost Wages
- Lost earning potential
- Lost enjoyment of life
If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a relative who died you may be able to claim additional damages such as funeral expenses, lost companionship, lost maintenance or lost inheritance.
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Explosion Accident FAQS
Were you hurt, or was your loved one killed in an explosion accident? Our team of compassionate attorneys and support staff are here to answer your questions about your rights and legal options. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to discuss the specific facts of your case and read a few of our frequently asked questions below.
This question can only be answered on a case by case basis as the unique circumstances surrounding your injury determines whether filing a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury claim would be more beneficial to you. Talk with a local personal injury attorney straight away about the potential pros and cons of each approach, and then make your decision after having been fully informed. But be warned, filing a workers’ compensation claim will generally prevent you from being able to turn around and then file a personal injury claim based on the same incident, so consult with a lawyer before taking any action on your own.
Yes, you can. Although most explosion accident lawsuits that we see here at Williams Hart are work related accidents, we also represent clients whose injuries are not related to their work at all. If you were injured in an explosion that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, then we want to hear from you as you likely have a viable personal injury claim on your hands.
If you are the spouse, child, or parent of the deceased then, under Texas law, you are likely eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for your relative’s untimely death. A wrongful death lawsuit is similar to a personal injury lawsuit in that the same damages (or compensation) can be awarded, however in a wrongful death lawsuit the court can also award damages for the losses that the surviving relative(s) suffered due to their loved one’s passing.
Each state has statutory limits (known are statutes of limitations) that preclude certain types of lawsuits from being filed after a prescribed period of time has passed. In Texas we have a statute of limitations that gives injured individuals two years within which they can file a personal injury claim in order to recoup their losses. The court generally refuses to hear claims that are filed after this two-year window closes, so be sure to get your claim filed quickly or else your right to compensation may be lost.
Types of Injuries From explosion accidents
Explosions occur suddenly and violently, and anyone within the blast radius is at serious risk of suffering severe or possibly fatal injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some of the most commonly-reported injuries in explosion accidents include:
- Severe burns
- Cuts and lacerations from debris and shrapnel
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal organ injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Closed or open brain injuries
- Traumatic amputation
- Lung injuries, including “blast lung”
- Vision & Hearing loss
If you’ve been hurt in an explosion accident, it is crucial to seek medical treatment right away. Getting treatment and documenting your injuries should always be your first priority after a sudden and unexpected explosion accident.
Unfortunately, these injuries could prove to be fatal. If you lost a loved one in an explosion accident, you and other family members could be eligible to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim.
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Examples Of Client Recovery
Obtained a $117,000,000 jury verdict for the family of a man killed in a plant explosion. The matter was settled for a confidential amount after trial.
Recovered $22,980,000 for a family that lost their husband and father in an explosion caused by the negligence of a large corporation.
Recovered $14,500,000 for widow and the adult children of a man killed in a plant explosion.
Recovered $12,120,000 for the family of an individual in a plant explosion.
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