EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN AUGUSTA
Chemical plants can be exceedingly dangerous under the best conditions, and deadly under the worst. Whether you live or work near a chemical manufacturer, or you are employed at the plant itself, a plant explosion could cause you serious injury. Over the past few decades, plant explosions have made headlines and taken the lives of thousands of people, both workers and nearby residents. The disaster in Bhopal, India took the lives of nearly 4,000 back in 1984, and the explosion at a plant in Oppau, Germany cost the lives of more than 500 people.
If you or someone you love was injured or lost their life due to a chemical plant explosion, you may have a personal injury case. At Jackson Law Offices, P.C., we believe the wrongfully injured have a right to fight for justice and maximum compensation for the trauma caused by someone else’s negligence.
WHAT CAUSES PLANT EXPLOSIONS?
Most of the major chemical plant explosions that have happened in the past were caused by natural disasters, such as earthquakes. These types of large events can disturb the otherwise safely contained chemicals, leading to leaks, contamination, equipment failure, or other issues that may cause a deadly explosion.
Explosions might also be caused by human error and negligence. If a plant manager or worker fails to follow the safety requirements set out by state and federal governments, their actions could prove disastrous. Other potential causes include improper storage of hazardous chemicals, poor maintenance of machines, storage facilities, and alarm systems, inadequate worker training, and errors with equipment operation.
The potential for injury with plant explosions is endless. Explosions can often be fatal, for plant workers especially, and can cause serious injuries to anyone else in the near vicinity. Injuries may include broken bones, fractures, contusions, lacerations, internal wounds, respiratory issues, head injuries, spinal injuries, burns, and more. Individuals exposed to hazardous chemicals also run the risk of developing serious illnesses, such as cancer.
If you or someone you love was injured in a plant explosion, our firm wants to help you fight for justice and compensation.