Construction Accident:

Construction Site Fires and Explosions

Because of the inherent dangers of construction work, those employed on construction sites face serious and potentially life-threatening working conditions every day. Devastating accidents and injuries occur at an alarming rate at construction sites across the nation and, with a high demand for new construction projects, the frequency of construction site accidents is expected to increase. Often, poor handling of flammable materials can result in a construction site fire or explosion, potentially injuring nearby workers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site fire or explosion, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries. To find out if you qualify for an explosion lawsuit, fill out our free case review form to speak with a construction law attorney today.

Causes of a Construction Site Fire

A construction site fire can result from a ruptured gas main or exposed electrical wires. The presence of any of the following can also increase the likelihood of a construction site fire:

  • Propane tanks
  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Welding
  • Electrical wires and gas lines

Errors resulting from inadequate training, faulty equipment or failure to follow safety standards can cause a construction site fire or explosion. These construction site accidents can result in a construction burn injury, scarring, disfigurement, or even death.

Research shows that there are approximately 11 construction site fires every day. A construction site fire can cause serious injuries and extensive property damage. When an explosion occurs on a construction site, the results are even worse because of airborne debris and the likelihood of a structural collapse. Every worker present during a construction site fire, as well as any nearby pedestrians, may be at risk for a serious construction site injury.

Explosion Lawsuit

Construction workers who suffer a serious injury, such as a construction burn injury, from a fire or explosion may be able to file a construction accident lawsuit. Although most injured construction workers are prohibited from filing an explosion lawsuit against their employer, they may be able to recover compensation from an at-fault third party, such as a general contractor or subcontractor.

An explosion lawsuit can help an injured construction worker recover benefits typically more substantial than those offered by workers’ compensation. Generally, workers’ compensation laws severely limit the amount of benefits an injured construction worker can recover. Many state workers’ compensation laws also place a limit on the length of time an injured worker can recover benefits, even if their injury is expected to last indefinitely.

If you have suffered a construction burn injury or other debilitating condition in a construction site fire or explosion, contact our construction injury lawyers today. We have experience investigating construction sites, identifying key witnesses and preserving important evidence. Our construction litigation lawyers help injured workers “level the playing field” by providing solid advice regarding the practical and legal aspects of their construction accident claims. To receive a free case review with a construction accident lawyer, fill out the form on the right.

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