A construction site generally contains a variety of volatile chemicals and gasses. Activities on the site can create electrical sparks that, in turn, can trigger a deadly explosion. Compounding these dangerous conditions, flammable materials can rapidly feed the fire. Contractors have a duty to prevent high-risk explosive and fire conditions and to provide sufficient means of escape if an explosion happens.
The Gumprecht Law Firm can help you recover damages for such serious explosion injuries as third degree burns, head injuries, spinal cord damage, hearing and vision loss, and organ damage resulting from acute toxin inhalation. We have a history of successes that earned us a membership in the invite-only Million Dollars Advocates Forum and listing on the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
Attorney Michael Gumprecht is available to discuss your claim 24/7 so you can gather crucial evidence before the negligent corporation destroys it. We suggest you do not talk to company representatives or their attorneys until you have consulted your own legal counsel, as anything you say can be misconstrued and used to your detriment in the civil courts.
Damages for Workplace Explosion Injuries
In the past, a worker who was injured on the job faced serious financial hardships. The worker had to prove his employer was negligent to recover costs of medical bills and lost wages, which was often a long, onerous process. In the meantime, he could not earn money to support his family and might not be able to pay for treatment.
Georgia law alleviated this unreasonable burden on workers through its workers’ compensation program. In return for receiving benefits regardless of negligence, the worker is barred from suing her or his employer.
Many workers are aware of this limitation on the workers’ compensation program, but incorrectly believe it means they cannot sue anybody else for their injuries either. This is not the case. You have the right to file a claim against a negligent party with which you do not have an employment relationship. Construction projects typically involve multiple contractors, subcontractors and vendors, making this scenario highly likely when injury occurs on the jobsite.
For example, if you were on a construction site delivering supplies when an explosion occurred, you could collect workers’ compensation benefits from your employer while pursuing damages from the gas company that mismarked the location of gas lines, the excavator that broke the lines and the welding contractor that sparked the explosion. As an experienced Georgia construction accident attorney, Mr. Gumprecht analyzes the explosion to determine which parties may be responsible and advises you on whether you have a valid civil claim.
Learn More About Your Rights From a Georgia Construction Accident Attorney Today
You may have a strong case against a negligent company at the worksite if it contributed to the explosion and your subsequent injuries. To learn more about your options for recovery, call a Georgia construction accident attorney at 678-800-1050 to discuss your case 24/7. The Gumprecht Law Firm offers you a free initial consultation and a contingency fee arrangement that allows you to wait to pay attorneys’ fees until we recover damages for you and only if we recover.