Fire & Explosions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that injuries from blasts bear some similarities to those that occur in combat. Some of the devastating wounds that blast victims may sustain include:
- Pulmonary (lung) damage
- Eardrum ruptures
- Penetrating trauma from flying debris
- Blunt trauma
- Traumatic amputations
- Crushing injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Skin destruction
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When the U.S. Department of Labor published its 2010 report on fatal occupational injuries, it revealed a tremendous increase in the number of workers who lost their lives in fires and explosions. The category saw a 65% rise over the previous year’s figures. In 2010, 187 work-related deaths were attributed to injuries caused by fires or explosions, and many of those happened in accidents that killed multiple employees. Government figures suggest that non-fatal injuries from fires and explosions affect about 10 times more employees – 2,000 or more per year.
At the Hollander Law Firm, Attorney Gregg Hollander and his team know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. When we work with families in Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities, we make every effort to be sensitive to the pain of unexpected losses. We know how hard it can be to understand your options and make decisions in the aftermath of a serious accident. That’s why you’ll find our firm is well-known for its personal approach to each case. We make it a point to talk with you about your concerns and to ensure that you can always access our team.
Injuries from explosions and fires often are extremely serious. The force of a blast can send people and debris flying through the air, resulting in multiple broken bones, trauma to the head, neck and spinal cord injuries, deep cuts and abrasions, and blunt-force trauma injuries. Victims of explosions often sustain damage to their lungs, leaving them unable to breathe well. Internal damage can affect all the major organ systems, causing acute pain and loss of function. Amputations, ruptured eardrums or other ear injuries, concussions, eye injuries, and crushing wounds also are seen following explosions.
At the Hollander Law Firm, our team of professionals works closely with burn victims to seek the maximum compensation available for the often long-term effects these traumatic injuries cause. Attorney Hollander knows how deeply affecting burn injuries can be, not just physically, but emotionally as well. Significant scarring can stigmatize burn victims, leaving them permanent reminders of their injuries. In the U.S., fire-related deaths are the third leading cause of fatal injuries that happen in homes. Government figures indicate that individuals are hurt in fires about every half hour nationwide. Fires cause loss of lives in the U.S. about every two and a half hours.
Attorney Hollander and his team know that burn treatment can be among the most costly aspects of fire-related injuries. Estimates place the annual cost to Americans at some $7.5 billion. The Hollander Law Firm team understands that you need help when you’ve endured a serious burn or injury from an explosion. Our firm has the resources needed to investigate the accident that injured you. We’ll work together to uncover evidence and to prepare a strong case designed to recover the maximum financial damages available to you and your loved ones.
Whether you’ve been hurt in a fire, explosion, motor vehicle accident, boating accident, medical malpractice event, by a defective product, or in any other situation in Naples, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, or elsewhere in South Florida, Attorney Gregg Hollander and his firm are your strongest choice in legal representation. When you contact the Hollander Law Firm, you’ll quickly understand why we say that “Each Case is Personal.”
Our firm’s reputation for compassionate and responsive service is our hallmark. We believe that you deserve an attorney who is accessible, who takes the time to understand your concerns, and who will dedicate his firm’s resources to recovering compensation for you. Call the Hollander Law Firm and ask for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case. If your injuries keep you from coming to us, Attorney Hollander will meet with you in your hospital room or your home.