Injuries caused by explosions at the workplace are almost always severe. This is the unfortunate nature of an explosion. Persons near to an explosion, commonly suffer from burns, traumatic brain injuries, blunt trauma and overpressure that can lead to debilitating, life-long effects and in some cases can even be fatal. While many of these injuries are immediately apparent, others, such as internal injuries, can be more difficult to diagnose, making it challenging for you to obtain the recovery you deserve.
Sheff Law has experience representing victims of workplace explosions, and our team of personal injury lawyers near Boston, MA, can help you recover damages for your physical, emotional and economic losses. We have a proven history of getting favorable results for explosion injury victims, and we work tirelessly to help guide you through this difficult time.
According to OSHA, 84 workers in the United States suffered fatal injuries as the result of explosions in 2014. This was an increase of 25 percent compared to the previous year, largely due to an increase in piping, tire and pressure vessel explosions.
While victims of explosions can suffer from a wide range of injuries, some of the most common include:
- Injuries sustained due to air pressure from the blast, including damage to lungs, vision and hearing
- Burns and exposure to smoke, gas, chemicals and other toxins
- Injuries caused by flying objects or debris
- Injuries suffered from being thrown against other objects due to the force of the explosion
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury due to a workplace explosion, contact Sheff Law for a free, no-obligation consultation today. We have the knowledge and resources to earn you the recovery you deserve.