Were You Seriously Injured In An Explosion?
Workplace explosions are terrifying, and worryingly, increasingly common
incidents, partially due to the rapidly and perpetually expanding industrial
sector in the United States. This growth has obvious value, but cannot
come without proper safety measures and precautions needed to keep workers
safe. These types of incidents often leave victims with life-changing
and potentially permanent injuries, and are frequently caused by someone’s
actions, or lack thereof. If you were seriously injured by an explosion
in your workplace, you may be able to take legal action.
Call our firm at (888) 387-4134 to discuss your case with one of our Omaha
personal injury lawyers today.
Explosion injuries can cause catastrophic and potentially life-changing
injuries, and are often the result of negligence or wrongful actions.
If this is the case, you deserve the chance to take the party or parties
who caused your suffering to court to fight for the compensation you deserve.
At the Domina Law Group, our Omaha personal injury lawyers have spent
more than 40 years working with clients to secure the legal outcome they
require to move on to the next phase of their lives. Contact us today
to speak with a member of our firm and begin planning out your next steps.
How Do Explosions Happen?
There are a variety of reasons why an explosion can occur at the workplace,
including outright wrongdoing, overlooking safety risks, neglecting security
protocols, and more. Some common causes include:
Human Error: It doesn’t take much to cause a catastrophic accident, it just takes
moving the wrong part, ignoring a potential hazard, or any number of other
potential causes. While eliminating all human error is next to impossible,
the risks can be significantly mitigated with proper safety training.
Smoking: On top of the myriad of health issues smoking tobacco can cause, cigarette
butts that aren’t properly disposed of can cause serious issues
that take far less time to occur. Whether the designated smoking area
was too close to hazardous material or if the smoldering butt was disposed
in a dangerous location, it only takes a single stray ember to start a fire.
Airborne Particle Buildup: Without proper ventilation, particles from metal, plastic, wood, grain,
etc. can quickly build up to dangerous levels. Once the concentration
of airborne particles builds up to a high enough level, it only takes
a single spark to cause a massive explosion and set the entire area on fire.
Overloaded Electrical Sockets: Plugging too many appliances into a single power source can cause it to
overheat, even if everything is otherwise in perfect working order. According
to basic safety standards, a single socket can only handle up to 3000
watts of 13amps. Any more is a potentially deadly safety hazard.
Faulty Wiring and Electrical Equipment: Loose cables and damaged plugs are among the most common causes of explosions
in the workplace. This equipment needs to be repaired or replaces as soon
as possible to prevent any incidents from occurring, and all electrical
equipment heeds to receive regular checks to ensure that there are no issues.
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a case consultation.
Contact An Experienced Omaha Attorney Today
If you were seriously injured in an explosion accident caused by someone’s
negligence or wrongful actions, you deserve the chance to fight for the
compensation you deserve. Our Omaha personal injury attorneys at the Domina
Law Group have spent decades representing clients throughout Nebraska
and across the United States, and through our efforts we have secured
more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Give
our firm a call at (888) 387-4134 to discuss your legal options today,
or schedule a case consultation by
filling out our online form.