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Firefighter putting out an explosion which caused major injuries.You may not hear about explosions as often as car accidents or slip and fall injuries, but explosions cause traumatic and life-threatening injuries each year. Explosions can occur because of a variety of causes, including some causes that might surprise you. A simple mistake using everyday chemicals could result in a traumatic explosion injury. Negligence, recklessness, and other wrongful acts can result in a lifetime of pain and suffering for the victim and the victim’s family.  The Clark Law Office represents clients who have been injured in explosions. Our Michigan explosion injury attorney will help you seek justice from the party who caused your injury.  Call 517-347-6900 to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Explosions That Cause Injuries

There are several different types of explosions that can cause injuries. Explosions that commonly result in traumatic injuries include:

  • Chemical Explosions
  • Mechanical Explosions
  • Electrical Explosions
  • Nuclear Explosions

Explosions can occur because of negligence, improper maintenance, equipment malfunction, improper training, failing to vent gases properly, and many other reasons. Determining the cause of the explosion is crucial because you must prove fault, negligence, or other wrongdoing to recover compensation for injuries.  However, the investigation of an explosion is usually best left to the authorities who are trained to analyze the accident scene and evidence to determine why the explosion occurred. In addition to government agencies, private insurance companies and other parties may conduct independent investigations to protect the best interests of various parties.

Therefore, while you should not attempt to investigate an explosion, it is in your best interest to contact a Michigan explosion injury attorney for help. We work with experts and independent investigators to uncover the truth of what happened to you and why. Our goal is to explore the cause of the explosion to establish fault and liability so that you can recover compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.

Common Locations of Explosions

Firefighter standing over remains of gas explosion.Some of the locations where explosions may occur appear obvious when you think about the work performed and the types of chemicals and materials on site. For example, plants and oil rigs are common places for explosions. However, explosions can take place almost anywhere. Homes, auto accidents, construction sites, and mining sites are also common locations for explosions. Cell phone batteries have been known to explode. Therefore, anywhere an explosion takes place and injures someone, that person could be entitled to significant compensation if the blast was caused by negligence or wrongdoing.

Types of Blast Injuries Victims Of Explosions Sustain

Regardless of the type of blast, blast injuries are classified by one of four types. Each category of blast injuries contains life-threatening injuries. The categories are simply for identifying the proximate cause of the injury based on the phase of the blast.

  • Primary Blast Injuries

Primary blast injuries typically occur when the victim is in close proximity to the initial explosion. The injuries are caused by the shock waves produced by the explosion. Common injuries that are categorized as primary blast injuries usually involve the lungs, ears, and gastrointestinal tract. Blast lung is a deadly condition that is a common cause of death in explosion survivors. The blast wave causes bleeding, severe pulmonary contusion, or swelling, and blood vessel damage.

  • Secondary Blast Injuries

Secondary blast injuries are caused by flying debris from the explosion. Projectiles flown through the air can cause penetrating injuries and blunt force trauma.

  • Tertiary Blast Injuries

Tertiary blast injuries are caused by the force of air displaced by the blast. The victim can be thrown around by the blast wind causing a variety of serious and traumatic injuries including amputations, penetrating injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and blunt force trauma injuries.

  • Quaternary Blast Injuries

The fourth category of blast injuries covers all other injuries not included in the first three blast injury categories. The types of injuries from an explosion vary greatly depending on the circumstances. Some of the injuries a victim could suffer in addition to primary, secondary, and tertiary blast injuries include severe burns, respiratory injuries, and crush injuries.

If you or a loved one is injured in an explosion, speak with one of our highly rated personal injury lawyers about filing a claim for damages against the party responsible for the blast.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover If I File a Claim for an Explosion Injury?

The types of damages and the amount of compensation you might recover depends on numerous factors and circumstances. The severity of your injury, the total financial losses, whether you are permanently disabled, and the length of your recovery.  Common types of damages that victims of an explosion or blast may recover by filing an injury claim include:

  • Cost of medical care, including future medical treatment and care
  • Cost of personal care, including future personal care
  • Loss of income, including past lost wages, future lost wages, and loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional suffering, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders
  • Loss of consortium (spouses)
  • Scarring, disfigurement, and permanent impairment
  • Funeral expenses and burial costs in the event of a wrongful death

Our team of legal professionals works closely with our clients and their families to carefully document the financial losses and non-economic losses in an explosion injury claim. Our goal is to obtain maximum compensation for our clients in each case.  Money does not replace a lost loved one or undo what has been done. However, victims deserve to be compensated for their injuries and damages. Furthermore, compensation can provide medical care and pay living expenses for many years while victims and family members work to move forward after a tragic and often preventable explosion injury.

Contact Our Michigan Explosion Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Our attorneys represent clients in Okemos, Lansing, and the surrounding areas. If you are searching for an explosion lawyer, we are here to help you. It does not cost you anything to meet with an attorney and get the legal advice you need to protect your right to compensation. Take advantage of our free case review to learn how we can help you get the justice you deserve.  Call The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation.