A Sudden Explosion Can Leave Lasting Devastation

Few occurrences match the destructive power and force of an explosion. It can destroy your home, car or work site in seconds. An explosion and the ensuing fire can cause catastrophic injuries with lasting physical and emotional effects. Scarring and internal injuries add to the emotional distress.

At Holland Injury Law, LLC, we help explosion victims recover compensation for their injuries. Our attorney represents clients in the St. Louis metro and surrounding areas in Missouri and Illinois. Attorney William K. Holland has recovered more than $100 million throughout his career on behalf of injured people. He has successfully litigated dozens of claims for victims of explosions and fires.

Explosions At Home And In The Workplace

Liability for damage caused by the explosion is determined in part by where it occurred. Explosions at home can be caused by improper use of grills, smoking or faulty utilities. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to hold adjacent property owners, landlords, product manufacturers or utilities companies liable through a premises liability claim. Maximum recovery is essential to cover any medical costs and replacement or repair expenses.

Some jobs inherently carry a high explosion risk, particularly those involving working with fuels, mining or oil drilling, sewers or other utilities. When an employer fails to take adequate safety precautions to protect workers, they can be held liable. Most workplace explosions are the result of carelessness or cutting corners. After a workplace injury you may be awarded workers' compensation, but it only offers limited benefits. A third-party liability personal injury claim may help you recover additional damages representing the extent of your injury. William K. Holland has likely handled more third party explosion cases than any other lawyer in Missouri.

Common Injuries Caused By Explosions

Seek immediate medical treatment if you are injured or if your loved one was killed in an explosion. Many injuries caused by explosions require extensive medical care and prolonged rehabilitative treatment. Common injuries caused by explosions include:

  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Loss of limb
  • Collapsed lungs
  • Eye damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Spinal damage
  • Fractures

A Strategic Approach

A successful resolution is contingent on evidence that proves negligence or fault after a chemical explosion or any type of explosion or fire. Our firm vigorously pursues an accident from all angles to build a strong case for you. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer and learn more about recovery options, call 314-684-8321, or contact us online.