Kansas City is home to many booming industries and plants. We’re also manufacturers of many types of ammunition, which workers produce right outside our city limits. Because of the flammable nature of the work, explosions can and do occur at plants like these more often than we would like to think. Kansas City residents might sustain injuries in an explosion at work, a car accident or through the dangerous manufacture of a defective product. If you or a loved one sustained an injury in an explosion, schedule a free consultation with the Kansas City explosions lawyer of Wendt Law Firm, P.C.
If you or a loved one incurred a serious injury in a work-related explosion, your first line of compensation will likely be through your workers’ compensation insurance. The state of Kansas requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees in the event of work-related accidents. The workers’ compensation system in Kansas is no-fault, which means you won’t need to prove your employer was negligent to collect benefits. On the other hand, collecting these benefits forfeits your right to collect compensation for negligence, even if your employer played a role in your injuries.
Workers’ compensation claims are advantageous because they pay for all your medical care and may even pay for total or partial disability benefits in the event of catastrophic injury. The main disadvantage, however, is that they only compensate for a portion of your lost wages. For workers who live paycheck to paycheck, workers’ compensation claims may not be enough to survive. For these individuals, a third-party claim might be necessary.
When it comes to an explosion, there are a number of different parties that could be held liable for a fire or an explosion. Here are a few examples:
If you incurred injury because of an explosion at a plant, because of a defective product, or even in a public place, you may be able to file a claim against the parties responsible for damages. Personal injury lawsuits provide valuable protections to citizens by providing compensation for:
One of the most important aspects of your case will be deciding who is legally responsible for your injuries. Explosions are catastrophic events that may lead to several serious injuries such as burn injuries or wrongful death. As such, these cases require an experienced hand. At Wendt Law P.C., we’re committed to helping you find the legally liable parties and holding them responsible. With a personal injury claim, you can gain compensation to help you live your best possible life.
The process begins with a free initial consultation. Let us review the facts of your case and decide on your next best steps. To schedule your risk-free case review, contact us.