Denver Explosions Attorney
Explosions, whether at the workplace or at home, can lead to disastrous consequences. The victims of an explosion often deal with the consequences for a lifetime. If you or a loved one suffered harm in an explosion, contact our attorneys at Jordan, Herington & Rowley today and schedule a free initial consultation with a Denver explosions lawyer. We will determine the parties responsible and demand full compensation for your material and immaterial losses.
Why You Need an Attorney
Explosions represent complex legal cases that may have multiple negligent parties and claims. For example, an explosion in the workplace may result from employer or third-party negligence. In this case, you will need help filing a worker’s compensation claim, as well as any third-party personal injury claims resulting from negligence.
If the explosion occurred at home or an apartment complex, on the other hand, you must determine the root cause and hold the negligent parties responsible. Did the apartment supervisor negligently rent an apartment to another resident? Did the owner of the property fail to properly maintain the safety of your building? Or did the manufacturer of a defective product lead to your injuries?
The attorneys at Jordan, Herington & Rowley conduct a thorough investigation into the explosion and determine who may be liable for your injuries. This may require knowledge of several legal theories, such as negligence, premise liability, and workplace safety standards.
Types, Causes & Injuries Resulting From Explosions
While an explosion may result from any number of scenarios, some are more common than others. Some examples include:
- Consumer products that overheat or over-pressurize
- Electrical malfunctions
- Malfunctioning or improperly maintained gas tanks
- Chemical or hazardous material spills
- Defective products
- Vehicular accidents involving explosive materials
- Unguarded or improperly stored explosive materials
- Improperly maintained equipment or premises
- Negligent training or supervision of employees
- Failure to adhere to federal safety guidelines
No matter their cause, explosions often lead to permanently disfiguring or disabling injuries that require extensive care and rehabilitation. Examples include:
- Burns of the second, third, or fourth degree
- Broken bones or fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Blunt force trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal Cord injury
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you suffered injuries in an explosion, you have a couple of avenues of recourse available to you. If the explosion occurred at work, your first form of recourse will be a worker’s compensation claim. These benefits will cover your medical expenses and compensate for a portion of your lost wages. Colorado law requires most employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance, which is a no fault system that allows you to collect benefits as long as you can show your injuries occurred at work.
If your workplace explosion resulted from third party negligence or the explosion occurred outside of the workplace, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and hold the responsible party liable for the damages you incurred. This includes not only your material losses (medical bills and lost wages), but also any intangible losses associated with the accident. Examples may include physical pain, emotional distress, or the loss of partnership or consortium (in the case of wrongful death).
Your Explosion Injury Law Firm
Explosions lead to permanently incapacitating and devastating injuries. As a result, families often experience significant medical expenses and loss in income. Denver injury attorneys at Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help you obtain fair compensation for the harm you and your loved one suffered, as well as reimbursement for your immaterial losses. To schedule a free review of your legal options today, contact the attorneys at Jordan, Herington & Rowley. We help Colorado victims of explosions recover damages on a contingency-fee basis, which makes the personal injury claims process simple for your family.