Industrial Explosion Injury Attorneys in Louisville
More Than 50 Years of Legal Experience
Working in a power plant, refinery, factory, or another industrial setting can be quite dangerous, even if your company seems to have proper safety measures in place. Unfortunately, accidents involving industrial explosions often extend beyond the scope of the employees—nearby residents are often left to deal with the damaging fallout. Industrial areas house toxic chemicals, complex machinery, flammable materials, and other dangerous entities that could facilitate a serious accident or worsen an already perilous situation. As a result, even a minor mistake could trigger a major explosion, harming on-duty workers and nearby passersby or residents. Whatever the circumstances, if you were injured in a workplace accident that resulted in an industrial explosion, our firm is prepared to help you take action.
Many industrial fire incidents are the result of negligence or carelessness, which means you may have a right to take legal action if you were harmed. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, we can work with you to discover what caused your industrial explosion and who could be liable. If you’re ready to explore your options, get in touch with our firm.
Let Our Firm Help You
Our Louisville industrial explosion injury attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to provide you with the high-quality legal representation you need and deserve. We’ve been in practice since 1986 and have recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients and their families. If you were injured in an industrial explosion, we want to help.
Call (502) 242-8872 to request a free consultation with our Louisville industrial explosion trial attorneys today.
What Causes Industrial Explosions?
Industrial environments, including plants, refineries, and factories, often house chemicals, flammable materials, heavy machines, and other dangerous supplies and tools. Any worker who has direct or indirect contact with these dangerous materials and machines must be equipped with the proper training and experience, otherwise, they could endanger themselves and others. Is a workplace incident happens, and an explosion takes place, catastrophic, deadly injuries can follow.
Potential causes of industrial explosions include:
- Defective equipment
- Failure to comply with state or federal laws
- Inadequate safety equipment
- Lack of proper safety training
- Mishandling of flammable chemicals
- Poorly maintained equipment
- The presence of unstable gases
- Unsafe storage of materials
Understanding the Physical, Emotional, and Financial Damages
Industrial explosions are notoriously damaging and can lead to severe physical injuries. Workers caught in industrial explosions could experience severe burns, lacerations, contusions, broken bones, spinal injuries, head injuries, and more. Coping with these injuries isn’t just physically painful, it can also cause severe financial difficulties and emotional distress. It isn’t uncommon for explosion survivors to experience anxiety, insomnia, or PTSD, (post-traumatic stress disorder) for months, or years, after their accident. Additionally, survivors could be left with expensive medical bills, future medical treatments, costly medication, and loss of wages. Fortunately, if you’re left in this type of predicament, you don’t need to handle it alone.
Our firm understands how difficult it is to deal with the aftermath of a serious injury, especially when that injury could have been prevented. If the workplace explosion that harmed you was the result of someone else’s mistake or negligence, our firm may be able to help you pursue legal action against the liable party.
Determining Liability for Industrial Explosions
Unfortunately, industrial explosions aren’t rare, and when they occur, they often cause substantial damage. In the aftermath of these serious incidents, people are often left to wonder—what happened? An industrial explosion could happen for many reasons, including employee mistakes, supervisor blunders, mechanical failures, and more. Once we’ve determined what caused the explosion, our team can then help identify the liable party.
Depending on the circumstances of the incident, several parties could be liable for an industrial explosion, including machine manufacturers, machine designers, plant owners, and supervisors. If, for example, an industrial explosion took place in a factory due to a machine malfunction, the machine manufacturer could be liable. However, if the accident occurred because the owner failed to order regular machine repairs, the owner could be liable. Or, if one of these scenarios is true and workers suffered worsened injuries because they lacked proper safety equipment, their employers could also be liable for the resulting damages.
Ready To Get Started? We’re Here For You.
If your injury was caused by some type of foul play, we’re ready to protect your interests. We understand how traumatizing these types of incidents can be, and we want to do our part to hold the negligent party responsible for their careless actions. Our Louisville-based attorneys can provide you with the legal guidance you need while we pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Whether you were injured as a worker, bystander, or a nearby resident, we can put our legal skills to work for you.
Contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC to get in touch with our industrial explosion attorneys in Louisville.
We Have Some of the Largest Verdicts & Settlements in KY
Our Senior Partner is an Inner Circle of Advocates Member
We Have Over 5 Decades of Experience
In-House Medical Staff to Assist in Case Preparation & Investigations
You Won’t Pay Any Upfront Costs
Respected Among Other Firms For Our Reputation in Handling Complex Cases