Explosion Accidents and Injuries
Explosion accidents and injuries are accidents and injuries that are caused by some type of explosion. Explosion accidents and injuries usually produce devastating consequences that include serious injuries, disabling and debilitating injuries and death.
Explosion accidents and injuries are likely to take place on any job where volatile substances, fuel products or some kind of chemicals are being used. In many instances, explosion accidents and injures are the result of corporate neglect or human error.
However, there are several other things that can lead to explosion accidents and injuries. Some of these are:
- Overheated pressurized consumer products
- Electrical malfunctions
- Gas tank design defects
- Unsafely stored and unguarded explosive materials
- Chemical spills
- Vehicular accidents that take place during the air freight, trucking or other delivery of explosive materials
- Defective products
- Improperly maintained equipment and factories
- Failure to follow safety instructions, procedures and guidelines
- Improper employee supervision or training.
Types of Jobs with Higher Explosion Risks
Explosion accidents and injuries are a danger on many kinds of jobs and occupations. However, some types of jobs involve a higher risk for explosion accidents and injuries than others. These include:
- Underground sewer or cable repair workers
- Manufacturers of compressed gas or chemicals
- Those who work with toxic fumes
- Oil and gas workers
- Those who work in mines
- Paint factory workers
- Power plant workers
Possible injuries sustained from a work place explosion
The injuries that result from explosion accidents can be devastating, shocking, overwhelming and catastrophic. There are many types of injuries that are caused by explosion accidents that occur on the job. Some of these are:
- Fracture and traumatic amputation (loss of limbs)
- Burns that may be partial, flash or full thickness
- Pulmonary barotrauma (blast lung)
- Complications or exacerbation of existing conditions
- TM rupture and middle ear damage
- Eye penetration that may be occult (concealed)
- Penetrating ballistic (fragmentation) or blunt injuries
- Crush injuries
- Abdominal perforation and hemorrhage
- Open and closed brain injury
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Concussion (TBI without physical signs of head injury
- Spinal damage
In addition to the physical injuries that you may sustain from an explosion accident, there is also likely to be severe emotional trauma that you experience.
Can I get workers comp for my work related explosion injuries?
If you have suffered injuries from an explosion at work, you may wonder if you can get workers comp for your injuries. The answer is, Yes," you can get workers comp.
Workers comp is a no-fault" business type of insurance that most employers, with few exceptions, in every state except Texas are required by law to carry. This means that when it comes to workers comp, it does not make any difference who was responsible for causing the explosion accident. Fault is not an issue when it comes to workers comp.
If you were doing your job for your employer and suffered injuries from an explosion accident, you are entitled to get workers comp. If your employer is trying to keep you from filing for or getting workers comp, you need to see a workers comp lawyer. A workers comp lawyer will make sure that you get all of the workers comp benefits that are rightfully yours.