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Winning millions in recovery for victims and survivors of tragic explosions

Explosions occur throughout the United States in various ways and scenarios, typically caused by some forms of negligence. Although our initial thought might go to terrorist attack or military action, the greatest potential for an explosion is in a work setting. Many occupations especially those using chemicals, electricity, gas, explosive substances, or flammable materials are the most prone. Even following the strictest safety and hazard guidelines daily, one mishap can be catastrophic. Notably most susceptible are industries such as refining, pipeline, oilfield or oil rig, and other industrial or manufacturing plants. In almost all cases, an explosion was preventable.

The damages caused by an explosion are extremely serious for victims. A blast has severe consequences, usually afflicting a great number of people, as massive amounts of energy are released all at once. There are dangerous and deadly reactions that take place directly from the blast, and afterwards with fire, toxins, smoke, fumes, radiation, and more. The effects can cause high casualties and very serious injuries. Survivors of an explosion, or family members of a deceased victim, should contact a skilled attorney to understand their rights and options after a tragic event like this.

EXPLOSION FAQ 

Answers to Common Questions about Explosions

What types of explosions are there?


There are three main types of explosions: chemical, mechanical, or nuclear. Depending on the type, there are considerable reactions that can occur. Explosive substances or devices release high volumes of energy upon impact that are dangerous to nearby people, structures, and the environment. CHEMICAL A chemical explosion can occur when certain explosive substances, like gases and liquids, rapidly undergo oxidation generating large amounts of hot gas. Whether intentional or accidental, combustion commonly occurs when an explosive substance is in the presence of oxygen and a flame or spark. MECHANICAL A mechanical explosion occurs when a high-pressured gas expands beyond the limits of the container it is. The structural integrity of the container (measured in tensile strength) cannot withstand the force of the gas and it causes a physical reaction to happen. In order to relieve the pressure, the vessel can burst creating a shock wave - and fire if the contents are flammable. NUCLEAR Fusion or fission creates a reaction that results in nuclear explosions. In a nuclear blast, large amounts of heat and gas energy is released which rapidly increases the temperature of the air. The reaction generates a powerful blast wave, as well as radioactive debris and radiation which is extremely harmful to anyone in the surrounding blast zone.




What are the primary causes of an explosion?


Explosions can be caused by many reasons. In the work environment, especially one in an industrial, chemical, or manufacturing industry, the main factors that cause explosions include:

  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Flammable gas or liquids
  • Electrical hazards
  • Combustion engines
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What are the dangers resulting from an explosion?


  • Exploding object fragments can erupt and fly out into pieces striking people or other objects.
  • Some highly explosive substances can release enormous pressure and kinetic energy in supersonic blast waves and also carry dangerous blast winds that cause serious damage to the surrounding area. The pressure explodes out into a circular pattern in a blast wave at speeds up to 13,000 miles per hour.
  • Thermal flashes of extreme heat in blast winds can create extensive burn injuries.
  • The explosion site can erupt in large or localized fires creating harmful smoke, toxic fumes, and other breathing hazards
  • In nuclear explosions, dangerous radiation and radioactive materials could be released.




What steps should you take after an explosion?


Consider the following steps if you’ve been injured from an explosion:

  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • If the explosion happened at work, notify your employer that you’ve been injured
  • Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help represent you and guide on you on next steps and your options




Why should I contact a lawyer after an explosion?


In almost every case, an explosion was a preventable event and caused accidentally from some form of neglect or wrongdoing. Explosions cause extreme damage and debilitating physical and emotional injuries. They often tragically result in disfigurement or death. Victims or surviving family members should not have to suffer further for these avoidable incidents. At Galindo Law, we will always protect your best interests in an explosion lawsuit and demand the maximum in compensation. Our dedicated and dynamic lawyers will do everything it takes to see that you and your family are taken care of and on the right path to rehabilitating your lives. Call the Galindo Law Firm at 888-800-1808 for a free legal consultation.





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