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The Francis Law Group
Explosions and Fires in the Workplace or Other Properties
Fires and/or explosions are destructive, traumatic events. If you’ve been involved in an explosion or fire, you can attest to how damaging such an experience can be. The aftermath of a fire or explosion can result in property damage, property loss, and minor to serious injuries for victims, including possible long-term or permanent disability or death. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a fire or explosion in the workplace or on someone else’s property, it is possible that the property owner is liable for damages. If there is any other entity that caused the fire through negligence or wrongdoing, there may be cause to initiate a premises liability lawsuit to obtain restitution for your damages. If the fire occurred while you or your loved one was on the job, there may be workers’ compensation benefits available as well.
If you feel that your losses are attributable to another person or entity, in the workplace or elsewhere, you should contact an attorney who specializes in such cases for guidance on how to handle your case and seek compensation. It is possible that you need to file a claim for workers’ compensation, open a premises liability claim or even a wrongful death claim.
Workers’ compensation insurance is a mandatory requirement for all employers. This type of insurance protects employees from the burden of medical bills and/or lost wages in the event of an injury, disability, health condition or death that is directly related to an event or condition of their work environment. If you were injured or your loved one was injured or killed in an explosion or fire in the workplace, you may be eligible for benefits through the company’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation benefits can include all medical bill payments, including doctor visits, therapy, hospitalization, tests and prescription drugs related to the injury from the fire. In addition, you may be eligible for replacement wages for any time lost at work, as well as ongoing benefits in the case of long-term or permanent disability. Death benefits are also available. The employer should open a workers’ compensation claim immediately after the fire, and follow-up will be required throughout the claims process. Consult an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation cases to help you manage the details of your case and ensure you are given a fair benefits package.
Premises liability may be a factor when an accident such as a fire or explosion occurs due to dangerous or poorly maintained property. Property owners, companies or other entities that are responsible for the safety of the property can be responsible for financial and other losses incurred by victims of the accident. Consult your attorney for expert advice on whether a premises liability case is warranted in your specific situation. Premises liability cases can reap compensation for financial losses related to medical bills and lost wages as well as pain and suffering.
When a loved one is killed in a fire or explosion, the degree of suffering for survivors can be devastating. Families experience a loss of financial and emotional support, and mounting medical bills and funeral costs can halt the process of grieving and moving on with a normal life. A wrongful death case can help offset costs related to the death and may provide some compensation to survivors for additional losses such as loss of companionship, parenting help and financial support.
Call The Francis Law Group for Help
The Francis Law Group specializes in helping victims of fire-related injuries. We can help determine what type of compensation to which you may be entitled and prepare a case that will result in fair restitution or a benefits package that will enable you to regain financial stability. Call us today at 888-327-2745 to set up a consultation to discuss your case with an attorney.