Industrial workspaces, construction sites and workshops containing combustible materials are susceptible to explosion events.
If you are standing within the blast radius, the incident can result in extensive injuries that alter the course of your entire life in mere seconds.
Common catastrophic injuries
Catastrophic injuries are debilitating and usually require long-term medical treatment. After an explosion, you may experience one or more of the following conditions:
- Permanent loss of hearing or eyesight
- Internal bleeding and organ injuries
- Scarring or disfigurement from severe burns
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries or compound bone fractures
- Amputation or loss of limb(s)
A serious injury can impact your quality of life and shorten your life expectancy significantly.
Avenues for compensation
When an event happens on a job site, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible. Depending on the circumstances of the explosion, the fault could lie with one or multiple parties. You may seek recompense from an equipment manufacturer or vendor if a device malfunctions, building owners if your workspace is unsafe or private individuals whose reckless behavior or negligence caused the blast.
Be wary of an initial offer from an insurance company. They may try to low-ball you in an effort to settle your case quickly for much less money than you deserve.
In the aftermath of a catastrophic injury, nothing will make you whole again. Taking advantage of your options for financial recovery can help you build a future for your family in a world where you may never return to work.