Fires and Explosions
Attorneys for Victims of Workplace Fires and Explosions
Did you know there are thousands of workplace fires and explosions every year? Employers are supposed to take preventative measures and have emergency plans in place in the event of a these industrial accidents, but serious and fatal injuries still occur. Sources of fires and explosions on the jobsite range from unsafe work equipment to oily rags or other combustible materials. No matter what the cause, if you've been injured from a workplace fire or explosion, you need legal help now.
Fires and explosions can cause devastating injuries, but we know that's not the only thing you're dealing with – your medical bills are piling up and you may not be able to return to work. Don't try to deal with this on your own. Our law firm has over 35 years of experience helping injury victims move forward after an accident. We'll investigate the cause of the fire and work with experts to build your case.
If you're wondering where to start, the first step is to call 412-394-1000 or fill out the form at the top right of this page to see if you have a case. Industrial accidents and explosions are extremely time sensitive, so call our legal professionals today. Our consultations are free, confidential, and come with no obligation to use our services.
Causes of Workplace Fires and Explosions
Some frequent sites and causes of dangerous workplace fires and explosions include:
Defective Tools or Equipment
Tools or maintenance products such as woodworking equipment, saws, or industrial vacuums are used on jobsites every day. Sometimes however, they are defectively designed or not properly maintained, resulting in a fire. Depending on the fire's cause, you may have a third party claim – a claim involving a party that is not your employer – or a workers' compensation case.
Mining is one of the most high-risk professions and mines have been the sites of explosions that have killed and injured many workers. This worksite is particularly dangerous because miners work in small, dark spaces underground. If an explosion or fire occurs, it is difficult for workers to escape, which can have fatal consequences.
Marcellus Shale Drilling
Explosions and fires at Marcellus Shale drilling sites have made headlines for the last few years, especially as drilling activity has increased across Pennsylvania. These are dangerous industrial accidents that result in serious injuries.
Workers come into contact with many different types of combustible materials, but if they're not properly handled, stored, or disposed of, a fire can occur.
Sometimes you don't know why a fire or explosion started in your workplace. That's why we work with experts and investigators to determine the cause and help you figure out where to go from here. Evidence can disappear and there are time limits to file a claim, so it's important to act fast with our free legal consultation.