Helping Workers Injured in Oil and Gas Explosions
An oil or gas refinery can be a dangerous place to work. If you suffer an injury in an oil or gas explosion, you could suffer severe, life-altering injuries. Attorney Gilbert Fisher in Fresno, CA, has compassion for injured workers. His father suffered a traumatic injury at work, so he understands the toll these accidents can take. You can count on him to help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries. Book your free case review by contacting us online or calling (559) 447-1210.
The Dangers of Oil and Gas Explosions
There are oil refineries throughout California. Each of these industrial workplaces poses significant dangers to the workers on site. Strict procedures are put in place to protect against these dangers because even minor negligence can result in toxic chemical releases, fires, and explosions. These incidents can cause an array of serious, lasting injuries, from brain damage and lost limbs to spinal injuries and death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that oil and gas explosions were the leading cause of injury among American industries with more than 100,000 employees between 2015 and 2016.
You need an attorney on your side who can determine the cause of the accident and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injury.
Common Injuries in Oil and Gas Explosions
Oil and gas explosions can result in a number of serious injuries, including:
- Burns: Fires, explosions, and chemical spills can cause burn injuries of all kinds. They can range from manageable first- and second-degree burns to severe third- and fourth-degree burns. These extreme burns can char the skin and extend to the deep layers of the dermis, often resulting in amputations or even death.
- Brain injuries: Brain injuries often occur on account of falling debris and oxygen deprivation through smoke inhalation. Brain damage is often irreversible and can result in lasting physical, emotional, and financial hardship.
- Wrongful death: Whether on account of burns, malfunctioning equipment, fire, dismemberment, or other accidents, there are a number of life-ending injuries that can occur in an oil and gas explosion.
Why You Should Contact a Lawyer Immediately
If you are injured in an oil or gas explosion, it is vital to contact a burn injury lawyer immediately. It is important to gather the facts and evidence as quickly as possible to build the strongest case possible. This is extremely difficult when trying to cope with the aftermath of a work injury.
A large percentage of oil refinery injuries occur due to negligence, but liability is not always immediately clear. That is why you need an attorney on your side who can determine the cause of the accident and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injury. Gilbert Fisher can determine if any third parties, such as equipment manufacturers, contributed to your injury.
Contact Attorney Gilbert Fisher Today
You can count on Attorney Gilbert Fisher to fight for your maximum compensation. Schedule your free case review by contacting us or calling (559) 447-1210 today.