Ohio Fires and Explosions

Experienced Legal Counsel for Fire and Explosion Accidents in Ohio

Ohio attorneys fighting for just compensation for injured workers and bystanders

Fires and explosions at construction sites pose dangers to workers and non-workers alike. Many of these catastrophes cause someone to tragically lose a life. Those who survive often suffer permanent harm and need a lifetime of care. Injuries include severe burns, respiratory problems, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, scarring and disfigurement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 53 people died in 2014 because of an occupational fire. Death and injury are not confined to workers. Anyone within range of the fire or explosion can also be killed or severely injured.

At Crandall & Pera Law, our Ohio construction accident lawyers have the resources and experience to help victims who were injured due to a fire or explosion. Our legal team guides clients through every part of the claim process including getting the case ready for a jury trial. We have obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements, including many multi-million dollar awards. Our attorneys work diligently for the families of deceased victims and for clients who suffer any kind of personal injury.

Reasons why fires and explosions happen

Fires and explosions can occur due to:

  • Flammable materials, gases, chemicals and other sources
  • Welding and power tools shorting out
  • Drills that cause flammable materials to ignite.
  • Smoking around gas
  • Portable heaters
  • Demolition work

Workers, independent contractors, and bystanders may be able to bring a lawsuit against the construction site owners, contractors, and other business entities. If equipment is defective, claims can be brought against the manufacturer of the equipment as well as the distributor and the retailer. Families of deceased victims may also be entitled to personal injury damages.

Safety measures

The Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains a set of regulations for protecting construction sites from fires and explosions. These rules are based on industry standards to ensure fires do not occur and if they do occur, that they are extinguished quickly. These regulations also aim to minimize any kind of explosion. In addition, Ohio has state laws and regulations to protect workers and bystanders on job sites.

OSHA and local rules require that construction sites:

  • Have equipment to fight the fire, such as sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers
  • Inspect the site for possible dangers on a regular basis
  • Have a clear fire escape plan
  • Have a way to contact the local fire departments
  • Have rules for properly storing and using flammable items
  • Have a proper water supply to aid the firefighting
  • Have fire alarms

Those most at risk for fire or explosion injuries include welters, electricians, carpenters, painters, demolition workers, pipefitters, and others.

Contact an experienced Ohio construction site accident lawyer as soon as possible

Delay can hurt your claim. Our legal team works to quickly investigate the cause of the accident. We use professionals who understand exactly how fires or explosions happen and what steps could have been taken to prevent the accident. At Crandall & Pera Law, our Ohio fire and explosion attorneys have the experience to counter many defense strategies. We work aggressively to get you every dollar you deserve.

We see clients in Chesterland, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chagrin Falls, and throughout Ohio. Please phone for a free consultation at 877-686-8879 or schedule an appointment by completing our contact form.

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Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220

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