Fire & Explosion Accident Lawyers South Florida
Fire & Explosion Accident Attorneys Represent Injured Clients in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Throughout South Florida
Injuries caused by fire and explosion accidents can be severe and even catastrophic, and they can create devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the victim and his or her loved ones. While fire or explosion accidents can occur in any number of circumstances, these types of accidents tend to occur more frequently in the workplace, especially on construction sites where conditions are often particularly dangerous.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., the Greenacres fire & explosion accident lawyers understand that the injuries sustained in a fire or explosion accident can be severe, life changing, and even life threatening. These injuries can range from severe burns to lost limbs and even paralysis or brain injury. When another party’s negligent disregard for safety regulations caused the fire or explosion, that party can be held liable for compensating those who were injured as a result. The severity of most injuries sustained in a fire that has reached the point where an explosion results makes it particularly important for the victim to seek out qualified legal representation. Having a trusted attorney to advocate on your behalf while you focus on recovering physically can make all the difference in protecting your financial security following the accident.
Workplace Fire & Explosion Accidents in South Florida
Many fire and explosion accidents occur in the workplace, including on construction sites and other industrial work sites where improper maintenance or storage of materials and equipment may contribute to the cause of the accident. Construction companies have a strict duty to adhere to legally mandated safety standards in order to prevent fire and explosion accidents and to protect the safety of employees. If the construction company failed to properly follow these safety standards, it can be held legally liable for compensating victims who were injured in the fire or explosion.
Determining liability will require a thorough investigation of the accident scene to identify potential safety violations. The construction industry is heavily regulated in this respect, and federal law imposes the following requirements, among others:
- The employer must develop a fire protection program that is followed throughout the course of the construction work.
- The employer must provide fire-fighting equipment, including water and fire extinguishers, in easy-to-locate locations.
- Heat, light, and power equipment must be installed following prescribed safety standards.
- Smoking must be banned where a fire hazard could result.
- Equipment for storing, handling, or using flammable gases, liquids, or other combustible materials must be approved in certain locations.
- Containers filled with petrol gas must be at least 50 feet from buildings.
- Exhaust from certain equipment must be positioned away from combustible materials.
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Fight to Secure Compensation for Injuries Sustained in Fire & Explosion Accidents
Our Greenacres attorneys will work to establish liability for the fire or explosion that caused your burn injuries. If the fire or explosion occurred on a construction or industrial site, we will investigate the safety record of the construction company, as well as evaluate the safety policies and practices of the work site in question. Given the severity of most burn injuries, workers’ compensation will likely be insufficient to cover the full amount of the expenses, which may include pain and suffering, future medical care, and lost wages.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we understand how overwhelming and frightening the recovery and post-recovery process can be. We work diligently to ensure that our clients obtain the financial compensation that they need to pay for medical care and living expenses following a fire or explosion accident. We also believe in the preventable nature of many fires and explosions, and we put our skills to work in order to secure compensation for the inevitable pain and suffering and emotional distress that fire and explosion accidents cause our clients.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Bilingual Fire & Explosion Accident Attorney
We represent clients throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach County and Broward County. Contact our offices at 561-533-0345, or toll free at 888-888-3903, to schedule a free consultation today. We have our main office located at 813 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460, as well as an office in Pompano Beach, Florida. Our attorneys understand how important it is to be able to communicate in your own language, so we provide an entirely bilingual office to effectively represent your needs and fight for your right to secure compensation for your fire and explosion accident injuries.
FAQ: I have read that workers’ compensation laws will limit my ability to sue my employer for damages in a fire or explosion accident case. How can an attorney help?
While a lawsuit against the employer may not be legally possible because of workers’ compensation laws, our attorneys work hard to identify third parties such as equipment manufacturers, chemical companies, property owners, and subcontractors who may be liable for damages in your fire accident case. If the negligent actions of a third party caused or contributed to the fire or explosion, we will fight to hold them financially accountable, if at all possible.
FAQ: Do your attorneys handle fire and explosion cases where the accident was not workplace related?
Yes. We handle all types of fire and explosion accident cases, including fires or explosions that occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, residential fire, defective product, or even gas tank explosion.