Lakeland Plant Accidents
Refineries, factories, power and chemical plants are important, integral parts of the U.S. economy. Industrial plants, however, carry extreme risks. Chemical plant explosions are, almost by default, catastrophic. They can lead to serious injury and illness for workers, civilians, and nearby communities alike. The most famous chemical plant accidents, such as Chernobyl, are still being studied decades later. While not every chemical plant explosion leads to nuclear fallout, any given explosion is likely to involve catastrophic injury such as burns, loss of limb, disability, illness due to chemical exposure, air quality issues, among many others. Anyone injured as a result of a chemical plant accident has the right to recover for the harm they have suffered.
The Lakeland plant accident attorneys at The Turnbull Firm represents the brave men and women who put themselves at risk every day to keep our most dangerous factories, warehouses, chemical plants, and power plants running. Our plant injury team helps clients in Lakeland and across Central Florida recover the damages they are owed after a catastrophic plant incident threatens to derail their livelihood and their finances. Whether you are an injured worker, the family of a plant employee killed in an accident, or simply a person unfortunate enough to be in the area when a plant accident occurred, The Turnbull Firm will fight to get the results you deserve and the recovery you are owed.
Recovering for Chemical and Power Plant Injuries
Factory accidents can lead to a variety of serious injuries, whether they are caused by fires, explosions, chemical exposure, or any number of industrial accidents. Often, explosions and other accidents should have been preventable but were in fact caused by negligent supervisors, malfunctioning equipment, inadequate training, or the absence of appropriate safety equipment and procedures.
Even if an accident occurred without fault, plant owners and operators are responsible for minimizing the physical harm and death that can result after an accident, and a lack of adequate preparation or implementation of safety measures before or after an incident can greatly increase the likelihood of serious injury or casualties. If an employer was negligent and that negligence led to the accident or exacerbated the resulting damage, you may be able to recover more than workers’ compensation will provide.
Common plant accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Explosions and fires
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals and poisoning
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Forklift accidents
- Falls from ladders, lifting devices, or higher levels of elevation
- Falling objects, equipment, and debris
- Getting crushed or trapped in between machinery
The hazardous nature of chemical plants means that you may be even more injured than you know after an accident. Get medical help immediately following an explosion, fire, chemical exposure, or other plant accident to check for internal bleeding or bruising, lung damage, brain damage, concussion, poisoning, or other latent injury. If you are injured at or near a chemical plant either as a civilian or as a plant employee, you are entitled to recovery for the harm you have suffered. The Turnbull Firm can help.
Results-Oriented Service for Lakeland Clients
The plant accident lawyer at The Turnbull Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury matters in Florida and spent much of his career right here in Lakeland. Seasoned personal injury lawyer Sanga Turnbull has been on both sides of the table, scoring massive recovery for injured plaintiffs as well as defending insurance companies facing injury claims. Mr. Turnbull has spent the last decade fighting for the rights of Lakeland clients, becoming intimately familiar with the procedures, the laws, the attorneys, the parties, and the judges in Lakeland personal injury matters. He knows how the defense thinks, whether they are employers or insurance providers trying to minimize exposure, or defense attorneys representing big companies trying to escape liability. Mr. Turnbull will hold these parties to task for your injuries and fight for the damages that you and your family deserve.
Contact a Dedicated Lakeland Personal Injury Attorney for Help After a Plant Accident
Industrial plant accidents can be devastating, leading to permanent disability and death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a plant accident, you deserve to be compensated for your loss. The seasoned, passionate, and effective Lakeland plant accident attorney at The Turnbull Firm is here to help. Call our Lakeland office today at 863-324-3500 for a free evaluation of your case. Let’s fight for the damages you are owed, together.