If you or someone you know has been involved in a plant explosion, you could be dealing with devastating injuries, significant financial losses, or even the untimely death of a loved one. In situations like these, it can seem impossible to move forward with your life. Fortunately, the team at John Foy & Associates can make the claims process simple and stress-free.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Atlanta have over two decades of experience handling cases like yours. If you’re dealing with the impacts of a plant explosion injury, we can explain liability, damages, and how to file a claim. Ultimately, we’ll fight for the financial remedies and justice you deserve.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Plant Explosion Injury?
Several parties may be held responsible for your or your loved one’s plant explosion injury. An attorney can investigate the incident, analyze evidence, and determine which party should be held accountable for the injuries, financial losses, and emotional distress you’ve been burdened with.
The following parties may be held responsible for the incident:
The Owner of the Plant
Industrial plants can be incredibly dangerous and have played host to a number of serious accidents in the past. As a result, there are a number of rules and regulations that plant owners must abide by. When they fail to comply with the law, workers and others can suffer serious injuries.
If we find that the plant owner failed to abide by plant safety laws, maintenance regulations, and other rules regarding how a plant should be operated, we may be able to take legal action against them.
In some cases, you may be able to file a claim with the plant owner’s liability insurance policy. The insurance policy may cover your losses if you were injured in an industrial plant incident caused by the plant owner, a negligent co-worker, or a third party.
A Manufacturing Company
If the plant explosion you were injured in was caused by a defective or malfunctioning piece of equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment may be held liable for damages. A seasoned attorney can work with engineering experts and other professionals to investigate the explosion and determine if equipment failure played a role in the accident.
You may have grounds for a claim against a manufacturing company if your incident involved one of the following elements:
- Equipment failure
- Equipment malfunction
- Defective design
- Manufacturing defect
- Marketing defect
If your injuries were caused by one of the abovementioned elements, a product liability lawyer from Atlanta can work tirelessly to hold the at-fault manufacturer liable for the injuries and losses you’ve been burdened with.
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Filing a Claim for Injuries Sustained in a Plant Explosion
There are several paths to compensation you may explore after a plant explosion injury. An attorney can meet with you to discuss your unique situation and determine what your best course of action is. Depending on the nature of your case, your lawyer may advise you to take one of the following actions:
File a Workers’ Comp Claim
If you were injured while working at a plant, you can file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If your claim is successful, you could receive several helpful benefits, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Medical benefits
- Permanent partial disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Temporary partial disability benefits
Pursue Death Benefits
If your loved one has passed away after sustaining injuries in a plant explosion, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ comp death benefits. These benefits can provide the compensation you need to cover burial costs and other expenses related to your loss.
File a Lawsuit
Lastly, an attorney may advise you to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the party that’s liable for the plant explosion. A lawyer can help you gather evidence of the incident, submit a civil suit on your behalf, and represent your best interests in court.
Damages You Could Receive From a Plant Explosion Injury Claim
When you hire a personal injury attorney to file a plant explosion injury suit on your behalf, they’ll work hard to identify all the damages you’re entitled to receive.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, the financial losses you’ve incurred, and how the incident has impacted your mental health, you could obtain several or more of the following damages from a winning suit:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Cost of medications, medical devices, and rehabilitative therapy
- Emergency medical costs
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one has suffered a fatal injury in a plant explosion, the at-fault party may be held liable for the following wrongful death damages:
- End-of-life medical care expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering the decedent experienced prior to their passing
- Loss of consortium
- And more
Schedule a Consultation With a Plant Explosion Injury Claim Lawyer
A serious industrial plant explosion can turn your life upside down, put your finances in jeopardy, and take a toll on your emotional well-being. The team at John Foy & Associates understands how difficult it can be to recover from incidents like these, which is why we’re here to represent you and fight for the compensation you’re owed.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a skilled attorney. They’ll meet with you to discuss your plant explosion injury, liability, damages, and how to file a strong claim. We look forward to providing the compassionate and effective advocacy you need to win your case.