INDIANAPOLIS EXPLOSION INJURY LAWYER
Fires and explosions can happen anywhere: Chemicals, flammable materials, and faulty wiring can leave people unaware of their exposure to explosive accidents. Motor vehicles, tankers transporting oil and other flammable materials, homes and businesses with faulty wiring, over-capacity bars and nightclubs, factories, hospitals, and mines filled with hazardous materials–all of these examples can provide a ripe environment for explosion disasters. According to the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the onus for fire and explosion safety lies with the employer. Fire and safety codes need to be updated and checked often in workplaces.
Air, fuel, and an ignition source are the three ingredients that, combined, will start an explosion or a fire. Obvious fuel sources include:
* Hazardous chemicals
* Natural gas
* Paint thinner
Some less obvious fuel sources may include:
* Flood particles
* Machining dust
* Organics oils
If ignited, any of the above fuel sources could rapidly create an out of control explosion accident or raging fire.
Although law enforcement typically investigates the scene of an explosion, it’s important that you document and record the incident for any compensation you may seek in the aftermath. However, you will need an expert explosion injury lawyer to help navigate the legal waters, and to ensure you gather as much detailed forensic evidence as possible.
Seek medical attention immediately after the explosion to accurately document any diagnoses you may receive. Keep records of any further appointments, hospital stays, medical bills, prescriptions, and procedures needed to heal your injuries. If you lose your job or need to take time off of work, document this as well. An excellent explosion injury lawyer can take the reins of your potential case, and utilize a team of forensic experts to review any documents, photos, and videos related to the explosion. A lawyer can also speak to any witnesses to the explosion and deal directly with the insurance company so that you can take time to focus on moving forward and healing.
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