The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw represent explosion victims and their families after a tragic event occurs. Our San Antonio explosion attorneys, alongside the rest of our team, fight landlords, manufacturers, gas companies, and other wrongdoers to hold them accountable for the horrible pain, possible disfigurement and loss of life resulting from gas explosions. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in San Antonio due to an explosion our team of skilled attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are standing by to assist you today.
Some of the main cases of explosions in San Antonio are:Electrical Hazards
Electrical fires can happen if there is wiring that is exposed or not up to code, outlets are being overloaded, circuits become overloaded or due to static discharge. All of the above hazards can cause a spark, which can serve as an ignition source for flammable liquids, gases and combustible dust resulting in severe injuries and property damage. Obvious ways to avoid these types of explosions is to not overload outlets with appliances, avoid the use of extension cords if at all possible and unplug items that are not in use. If you or a loved one was injured in an electrical fire at your place of residence our home fire accident attorneys are ready to take on your case today.Equipment and Machinery
Faulty equipment and machinery are the main culprits of many industrial fires.
Equipment involving heating are typically the biggest offenders when it comes to machinery explosions. For instance, furnaces that aren’t properly installed, operated, and maintained. In fact, many mechanical equipment can become a fire hazard because of friction between the moving parts. It may be surprising to note that even seemingly harmless equipment can become hazardous under the right conditions.Flammable Liquids and Gases
It is obvious that while working with flammable liquids and gases there certainly is some danger present, but if all available safety precautions are utilized the risk can be significantly mitigated. Some ways to accomplish this task is to wear personal protective equipment, control all ignition sources and store flammable liquids properly.Hot Work
Hot work is one of the leading causes of industrial explosions across all occupations.
Although hot work is typically identified as welding and torch cutting, there are many other activities including soldering, heating, burning and brazing that also pose fire risks. Some ways hot work incidents can be avoided are: finding an alternative to hot work, proper training, clearing the area of combustible and flammable materials and utilizing safety personnel to supervise the work.Combustible Dust
The silent but deadly cause of explosions is combustible dust, often used in pharmaceuticals, metalworking, chemical manufacturing, woodworking, and food manufacturing. The simple fact is almost everything, including chemicals, metals, dyes and foods have the tendency to become combustible in dust form. These types of explosions can be very dangerous as a small fire can result in a secondary explosion if the dust is to become airborne. Education plays a key role in preventing these types of explosions. Being up to date on regulations and safety regarding combustible dust is the surest way to prevent an unwanted explosion.
There are thousands of ways an explosion can occur, so whether you were injured on the job, at home or in public, our explosion lawyers in San Antonio have the necessary experience to help you resolve your case with your best interests at heart. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation for more than just physical pain, but also emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of quality of life and other damages caused by the explosion that the victims deserve; as well as help burn survivors and their families with their financial needs, such as, medical bills, lost income and cost of care.
At Carabin & Shaw, our San Antonio explosion lawyers believe our clients should have the resources needed to get the best representation to deal with the physical and emotional consequences of burn injuries and help fight those who are responsible. Our attorneys have a reputation for client care and will stop at nothing to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. The San Antonio explosion lawyers at Carabin & Shaw will ensure that you and those you love are properly taken care of.
Do you have a case? Contact the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw today for a free consultation regarding your explosion and/or fire case. Call us at 1.800.862.1260. We’re ready to help.