Explosion and Fire Accidents Lawyer Pittsburgh, PA
PA Construction Accident Attorneys Helps Victims of Explosion & Fire Accidents in Allegheny County and Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Explosions and fire accidents are not entirely uncommon in the workplace, particularly at construction sites that have not been adequately evaluated and subjected to strict fire safety protocols. Workers may therefore be exposed to an unreasonable risk of such injuries. If you have been injured in an explosion or fire-related accident while working at a Pittsburgh construction site, then you may have a right to recover compensation for your injuries, pursuant to Pennsylvania law.
Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, we represent injured claimants in a variety of personal injury disputes, including those involving explosions and fire accidents at construction sites. We have successfully handled personal injury litigation in Washington, Uniontown, New Castle, Cranberry Township, Erie, and throughout Western Pennsylvania. Contact our firm today for a free consultation about your fire or explosion injury claims.
Negligent Acts Leading to Explosion and Fire Accidents in Greensburg, PA
Negligent acts that substantially contribute to the occurrence of explosion accidents and fire accidents (in the construction site context) include:
- Failure to secure flammable materials.
- Failure to install adequate fire safety infrastructure and equipment (i.e., sprinklers, extinguishers, etc.).
- Failure to properly train employees to prevent such accidents.
- Failure to properly train employees to respond to the occurrence of an explosion or fire and thereby limit losses.
- Failure to comply with local building and workplace safety regulations.
- And more.
Employer negligence will probably not give you a right of action to damages, assuming that workers’ compensation applies. In all likelihood, you would instead be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, unless you can show that your employer acted willfully and/or maliciously in causing injuries. If you sue a negligent third party, however, then you may be entitled to the full range of damages under PA law.
Damages May Be Significant in Uniontown Explosion Accident Claims
If you have suffered injuries in an explosion or fire accident in Pennsylvania, then your losses could include:
- Medical expenses
- Wage loss
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- And more
Importantly, however, in the work-related injury context, it’s likely (unless you work for an employer exempt from Pennsylvania workers’ compensation) that you will be entitled to secure workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are provided on the basis of strict liability. In other words, you need not prove that the employer was negligent, or even involved in causing your injuries. You should be eligible for workers’ comp benefits so long as you were injured while in the course and scope of your employment.
PA workers’ compensation benefits are generally limited in comparison to standard damages. If you are suing a party outside of the employment context (i.e., a third party), then you could be entitled to significant damages for the pain and suffering associated with your injuries, for example. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits, by contrast, only cover medical expenses and wage loss.
Contact an Experienced Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer at Berger & Lagnese to Discuss Your PA Fire or Explosion Accident Case
Have you been injured in a work-related explosion or fire accident in Pittsburgh, perhaps while on site for a construction job? You may have an actionable claim for damages, depending on the particular circumstances of your injury. You also may be eligible to secure compensation in the form of workers’ compensation benefits. You will therefore want to speak to a seasoned Pittsburgh fire and explosion accidents lawyer for guidance on navigating the complexities of such litigation.
Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our firm represents injured plaintiffs in a range of personal injury disputes, including those that occur at PA construction sites — whether the injuries affected workers or non-associated bystanders. Our Pittsburgh explosion and fire accidents lawyers are more than capable of negotiating a favorable settlement, securing workers’ compensation benefits, or litigating a claim at trial to obtain a substantial verdict on behalf of our clients.
If you would like to learn more about your fire or explosion accident claims, and potentially bring an action to recover damages, then we encourage you to get in touch with one of our highly qualified PA personal injury attorneys for assistance. Call (412) 471-4300 or submit an online claim form through our website to schedule a free and confidential consultation today. We look forward to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.