Fires & Explosions
Los Angeles Construction Site Injury Attorney
Construction sites are often hazardous places for workers and site visitors alike. Even pedestrians passing by may be at risk of injury in the event of a fire or explosion. If you or someone you know was recently injured at or near a Los Angeles construction site, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the party that caused your injuries. If you were working on the site at the time of the accident, you may be able to file for workers' compensation benefits. To learn more, call Pacific Attorney Group at 800-670-8142 or schedule a consultation online. A construction accident lawyer at our offices will be happy to see how we can help with your claim.
Why a Fire or Explosion May Occur
A fire may break out at a construction site as a result of an exposed electrical wire or gas main. Flammable materials, such as paint, propane tanks, solvents, and adhesives increase the risk of fire, as does welding or working with gas lines or electrical wires. A mistake by a construction worker, equipment malfunction, negligence in maintaining safety standards, and a number of other similar situations may cause a fire or explosion at a Los Angeles construction site.
It is estimated that there are approximately 11 construction fires every day. A fire at a construction site may cause extremely serious injuries as well as extensive damage to the property. In the event of an explosion, the results are often worse due to flying debris or the possibility of a structure collapse. Every worker at the site of a construction fire or explosion, as well as any visitors or people nearby may be at risk of injury.
Get help with your construction accident claim involving a fire or explosion. Contact a lawyer at our Los Angeles law offices today.