Explosion Risks on Construction Sites

October 10, 2016

Georgia Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss Explosion Risks on Construction Sites

Construction projects are extremely hazardous and pose serious dangers to construction workers, visitors to construction sites, and even passing drivers of sites. While there are a multitude of dangers that lurk on a typical construction project, explosions pose a particularly serious risk of causing catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Despite extensive state and federal regulation of construction sites, there are many explosive and flammable substances that may result in extremely dangerous explosions.

Potential for Dual Approach to Seeking Compensation for Explosions on Construction Projects

If you are a visitor to a construction site, or a driver passing by who suffers serious injury in a construction site explosion, you might have a right to seek compensation for injuries caused by those whose actions contributed to the explosion. If you are an employee of the company responsible for the construction site explosion, then you may face a more complicated situation. Worker's compensation is typically the exclusive remedy against an employer in Georgia for injuries to a construction worker. However, for some clients, we are often able to identify third-parties on the construction project who may share responsibility for causing an explosion. If you can prove that the negligence of a third-party contributed to a construction project explosion, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the third-party responsible for your injuries, even while simultaneously pursuing a workers' compensation claim. 

There are an enormous number of potential causes of explosions and fires on construction sites throughout Georgia, including the following:

• Propane tanks
• Exposed electrical wires
• Gas mains
• Solvents and other combustible materials
• Malfunctioning equipment

The enormous physical and psychological impact of an explosion on its victims and their families can hardly be overstated. Explosions often result in the tragic death of those within the vicinity of the blast. People who survive an explosion frequently endure devastating injuries. The physical and emotional toll on explosion victims and their families is severe. When victims survive an explosion, they often face a prolonged recovery period of months or even years. Explosion victims often suffer painful injuries that require a physically grueling course of rehabilitation, which causes significant stress and anxiety. It also is common for explosion victims to be permanently disable, resulting in the loss of necessary family income. Our experienced Georgia construction accident explosion attorneys understand that you can face daunting physical, emotional, and financial challenges. If you have been injured in any type of construction explosion, contact Montlick & Associates today for a free consultation on your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.

Helping Victims of Construction Site Explosions

A serious construction accident like an explosion can impose difficult hardships not just on the accident victim but on the victim's family. If you have been injured by a fire or explosion on a construction site, our experienced Georgia construction accident lawyers fight hard for the fullest compensation under the law for our injured clients. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout Georgia and in the Southeast for over 35 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.