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Fire and Explosion Accidents

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Fort Lauderdale Explosion and Fire Accident Lawyers

Top-Rated Accident Injury Attorneys Successfully Recover Financial Compensation For Victims Of Explosions and Fire Accidents In Palm Beach County and Broward County, Florida

Explosions and fire accidents can cause serious injury and sometimes death. For those who are injured, the road to recovery may be long and costly. Many injured victims wonder how they will pay the steady stream of medical bills when their injury has left them unable to work. We can help.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our top-rated attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury law. Our experienced trial attorneys have in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience, and a proven track record of successfully securing financial compensation for victims of explosions and fire accidents. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we help our clients to recover from their accident injuries and other losses. Let us help you.

Common Causes Of Explosion and Fire Accidents In Florida

Understanding the cause of an explosion or fire accident is critical to pursuing the appropriate avenue for recovering compensation for your injuries and other losses. Some common causes of explosion and fire accidents in Florida include — but are not limited to — the following:

  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Defective smoke detectors
  • Construction vehicle fires
  • Chemical leaks
  • Poorly maintained gas lines
  • Improper storage of chemicals
  • Defective propane tanks
  • Welding accidents 

Construction work is particularly hazardous due to the size, weight, and type of equipment that is used on a regular basis. Gas lines are known to set off explosions and cause severe damage and injury, and even a simple spark from a tool can ignite chemicals that were not stored properly. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our accident attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in handling all types of fire and explosion accidents. Our skilled team investigates the accident to determine the cause, building solid cases that hold any at-fault party accountable for their negligence.

Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Victims Of Explosion and Fire Accidents To Hold At-Fault Parties Accountable 

When someone else behaves negligently — and this may be a person, company, construction site manager, or another entity — and this negligence causes an accident that injures a person, the injured person may seek to recover compensatory damages. How does this work? The injured party files a personal injury claim in a state’s civil court to recover any of the following losses and more:

  • Emergency room expense
  • Cost of prescription medications
  • Expenses for medical treatment
  • Hospital bills
  • Cost of surgery
  • Cost of physical rehabilitation
  • Cost of in-home assistance
  • Bills for doctor visits
  • Emotional pain and suffering 
  • Loss of life enjoyment and companionship
  • Future anticipated expenses for medical treatment related to the injury
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Lost earned sick and vacation time

Have questions about the personal injury claims process in Florida? Schedule a free consultation with an accident attorney at Lawlor, White & Murphey.

Construction Workers Who Are Injured In Explosions and Fire Accidents May Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits

When doing your job results in injury and financial loss, you do not have to sit in silence. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to employees who are injured during the course of performing their work duties, offering compensation to assist them with their recovery. In Florida, workers’ compensation benefits include the following:

  • Medical treatment: benefits for reasonable and necessary medical treatment that is a result of the workplace injury
  • Coverage for temporary disability: coverage for temporary disability, providing  monetary benefits that are designed to replace some of the wages that were lost as a result of the workplace injury
  • Coverage for permanent partial disability: coverage for workers who have suffered permanent partial disability in workplace accidents. Monetary compensation is based upon the specific body part that has been affected by the disability
  • Coverage for permanent total disability: coverage for workers sustaining permanent total disability in a workplace accident that will not improve with additional medical treatment
  • Expenses for education or vocational rehabilitation: coverage for education or vocational training for workers who are injured at the workplace who need to pursue a new line of work

Experienced Trial Attorneys At Lawlor, White & Murphey Have A Proven Track Record Of Recovering Full Compensation For Victims Of Explosion and Fire Accidents

Attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims and fighting for justice on their behalf. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our legal team specializes in personal injury law and we have a proven track record of recovering full compensation for victims of explosion and fire accidents.

We understand that pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim can be challenging and time-consuming. Our experienced team is available to meet with you at no charge to answer your questions, explain the process, evaluate your claim, and discuss the level of compensation you may be eligible to recover. To schedule your free confidential consultation, with one of our explosion and fire accident attorneys, contact our office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Explosion and Fire Accident Injuries In Florida

FAQ: Why are explosion and fire accident claims more complicated than other accident injury claims?

Explosion and fire accident claims can be more complicated than other accident injury claims because the nature of the accident destroys the evidence. Charred, burnt, melted materials often remain after an explosion or fire accident and this makes determining the cause of the accident as well as liability for the accident difficult. Attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey are experienced at handling explosion and fire accident injury claims; schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team today.

FAQ: I sustained severe burn injuries in a construction accident explosion and have experienced emotional pain and suffering as a result. Can I recover compensation for damages such as these?

To recover compensation for emotional pain and suffering, you must file a personal injury claim. Personal injury law protects injured victims who have sustained a variety of losses, including losses such as these that are non-monetary. The Florida court takes into consideration all aspects of a personal injury claim to assign a value to those losses that are immeasurable.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

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Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!

Lisa

John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.

Anonymous

I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.

Anonymous

Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.

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$1.7million

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$2.0million

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$3.0million

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$1.2million

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