Explosion Injury Lawyer

Explosion Injury Lawyer

Explosions are one of the most damaging accidents out there. An explosion accident can happen anywhere, anytime, and there’s no telling what can happen to the people around the explosion site. Explosions can happen for several reasons, so being extra careful when dealing with explosive materials should be practiced.

Read on to know more about explosions and how an explosion injury lawyer can help. 

Understanding Explosion Injury

In Canada, the occurrence of explosions due to negligence has been increasing at an alarming rate. Although these explosions occur in different settings, the majority of the cases occur in workplaces. The risk of explosions also increases depending on the industry of a person’s job. Workers in refineries, oilfields, oil rigs, and pipelines are particularly more vulnerable to explosion accidents and injuries. 

Aside from leaving survivors with physical trauma, explosions can also give the victims emotional wounds that can last a lifetime. Dealing with explosion injuries takes more than just support; it also takes a lot of money to finance medical needs that include buying medicines and equipment, and hiring a specialist to treat burns, psychologist to manage trauma and other mental health illnesses that may be experienced due to the accident, and personal attendant to aid the victim to perform daily activities, especially if the explosion prevents him from doing them on his own.

It would also cost money to support the victim’s family while their loved one spends weeks or even months recovering from the injuries sustained from the accident. So you see, dealing with an explosion isn’t a simple task; the victim will have to undergo many hardships just to live a normal life again.

That is why if you’re injured because of an explosion, you must do everything in your power to protect your legal rights. To do this, you must immediately call a trusted explosion injury lawyer to help you finalize your claim.

Compensation in an Explosion Injury CaseCompensation in an Explosion Injury Case

The circumstances and specific information about an explosion and the nature and severity of your injuries determine the amount of compensation you can get from the case.

However, for most cases, here are the following aspects you can get compensation from after filing a claim:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Emotional stress and mental anguish
  • Physical disability
  • Physical disfigurement
  • Lost wages

In explosion accidents, the reality is that you may face injuries that will require medical care and treatment even in the future (physical and mental therapy). You may suffer indefinitely, and you may not be able to return to work any time soon. These are only some of the future losses you might face after the accident. Determining all the things you can get compensated for is vital before filing a claim. That is why talking to an excellent explosion injury lawyer should be your top priority.

Common Injuries Associated with Explosions

Explosion injuries are divided into four separate categories: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary. 

Primary Injuries

Primary injuries are mainly caused by the over-pressurization wave that hits the body. Internal damage is present in most primary injury cases due to the painful pressure differential that occurs in the gas-filled structures in our body (lungs, gastrointestinal tract, middle ear). Primary injuries can include the following:

  • Abdominal hemorrhages
  • Middle ear damage
  • TM ruptures
  • Concussions without blunt force trauma
  • Blast lung
  • Globe eye rupture
  • Abdominal perforation

Secondary Injuries

Secondary injuries are those that result from flying debris or fragments at the blast site. Secondary injuries can include the following:

  • Penetrating injuries
  • Blunt injuries
  • Eye penetration
  • Lacerations
  • Cuts
  • Impalement

Tertiary Injuries

When the blast wind coming from an explosion reaches a person, they may sustain injuries, classified as tertiary injuries. Any part of the body can be affected by these injuries. Tertiary injuries can include the following:

  • Traumatic amputations
  • Closed/open brain injuries
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Sprains
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Bruises

Quaternary Injuries

Quaternary injuries involve all explosion-related injuries, illnesses, or diseases that are not listed under the first three categories. Quaternary injuries can include the following:

  • Crushing injuries
  • Angina
  • Exacerbation of respiratory illness
  • Burn injuries
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Closed and open brain injuries 
  • COPD
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Cancer from chemical exposure
  • Hypertension

If you’ve been a victim of an explosion, contact Diamond & Diamond immediately! Our professional explosion lawyers will be ready to assist you in getting maximum compensation for your injuries!

Contact an Explosion Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an explosion accident or have lost a loved one killed in such an event, an explosion accident lawyer from Diamond & Diamond will be ready to assist you. 

Schedule a FREE Consultation with Diamond & Diamond today!

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Pro Tip

Wearing proper PPE when handling explosive materials will help protect you from sustaining injuries.

FAQs About Explosion Injury Lawyers

What type of PPE can protect me from explosions?

Aside from the typical PPE set, personnel working with potentially explosive materials should wear additional PPE. This includes heavy leather gauntlets and an apron, together with a face shield. Hearing protection is also advisable since an unexpected explosion may result in permanent hearing loss.

Can explosions cause head fractures?

Yes. High explosive blasts can cause skull fractures, fractured bones, head injuries, or any traumatic injury.

Why should I cover my ears during an explosion?

You should cover your ears during an explosion so that you delay the air hitting your eardrums until it can also come in through the eustachian tubes.

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