Seeking Fair Compensation From 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 and 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 Law 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. Their 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, they will fight to get the results you deserve and the recovery you are owed.
Maximizing Injury Compensation
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.
Various Types Of Accidents
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 another plant accident to check for internal bleeding or bruising, lung damage, brain damage, concussion, poisoning or another 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.
Get The Help You Need
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 Law Firm is here to help. Call their Lakeland office today at 863-336-6993 or by emailing them for a confidential evaluation of your case.