Philadelphia Explosion Accident Lawyer
Over 20 Years of Legal Experience
An explosion can cause widespread devastation, damaging property, injuring workers, and causing significant harm to anyone in the vicinity. The blast itself and resulting fires, structural collapse, and smoke inhalation can cause catastrophic injuries or even death.
Victims of explosions in the Philadelphia area can turn to The Villari Firm, PLLC for experienced legal insight. Our firm fights for innocent workers, individuals, and families who have suffered injuries or losses in industrial explosions, plant explosions, gas explosions, and other disasters. We have the resources to properly investigate an explosion to determine its cause. We have the know-how to identify what party (or parties) should be brought to justice.
Explosions may occur at construction sites, chemical plants, or other workplaces where hazardous substances are manufactured or mixed, where electricity is present, or where radioactive materials are handled. Workers at or near the site may be seriously injured in the primary explosion or as a result of a subsequent fire or the release of chemicals, smoke, or gas.
The Villari Firm, PLLC represents victims of occupational explosions in Philadelphia and throughout the surrounding areas, including:
- Chemical explosions, such as those involving chlorine, fluorine, nitrogen, nitroglycerin, xenon, and other chemicals. These often occur at plants where these chemicals are mixed or manufactured.
- Electrical explosions, which are caused by electrical currents reacting to other materials, such as metal or insulation. Such explosions may occur at power plants or other places where workers deal with electric currents, such as construction sites.
- Gas explosions, including propane tank or pipeline explosions as well as petroleum explosions that may occur at oil refineries or storage facilities, or affect motor vehicles, electrical generators, or heaters.
Types of Injuries Caused by Explosions
Explosions are particularly devastating because they can cause four different levels of injuries:
- Primary injuries caused by the blast itself;
- Secondary injuries caused by flying debris;
- Tertiary injuries that occur from being thrown by the blast; and
- Quaternary injuries, which include all other explosion-related injuries, such as illness caused by smoke inhalation or chemical exposure, or preexisting conditions exacerbated by the incident.
Explosions may cause severe burns, crush injuries, traumatic amputation, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and many other types of physical harm. These may require emergency medical care, hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, and ongoing treatment. They may render a victim unable to return to work for a time—or at all. The recovery of complete compensation is vital if a victim of an explosion is to face a more stable future.
Electric Shock Injuries
When you suffer an electric shock, you can experience a wide range of serious injuries. Most electric shocks lead to serious burns, which are usually most severe at the points of contact with the electrical source and the ground. In addition to burns, you could experience shortness of breath, chest pain, hand or foot pain, or even cardiac arrest.
After suffering an electric shock, it is important that you seek medical attention right away. A doctor can assess the extent of your injuries and ensure that they are well documented, which can benefit your personal injury claim.
Contact Our Philadelphia Offices Today
Your future may seem bleak after an explosion, but The Villari Firm, PLLC is here to offer hope. A successful claim may grant you the opportunity to recover money for your medical care, lost earnings, and other losses or injuries. It can give you the help you need to begin the process of rebuilding and moving on. Put our Philadelphia explosion accident attorney in your corner and you will have the full force of her over 20 years of legal experience and our firm’s resources to pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.