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What To Do if You’re Injured by an Explosion

What To Do if You’re Injured by an Explosion

Apr 18, 2019

Every year, people suffer personal injuries or death as a result of explosions. Some of these explosions are the result of workplace injuries; others are from gas lines that explode, fireworks, lithium-ion batteries, or fires. Types of personal injuries from explosions can range from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, hearing loss, and even death.

If you are injured by an explosion, there are certain things you should keep in mind:
    1. Medical Treatment.The most important thing is to immediately get the medical attention you need. The type of treatment will vary from person to person depending on the type and severity of the injuries. Some people may find themselves facing hospital admissions and surgeries. Others may be admitted to burn units. Others may need to seek help from a mental health professional to address the mental trauma that can occur after witnessing or being injured in an explosion.
    2. Documentation.After seeking and receiving medical treatment for your injuries, you will want to start documenting details surrounding the explosion. Keeping a journal to track your recollections and your day-to-day life can be helpful. This will allow you to keep track of things like the ways your daily life changed as a result of your personal injuries, witness names and contact information, and more. You will also want to keep a folder of documents related to the explosion such as investigative reports, photos, medical bills and records, and insurance correspondence.
    3. Free Consult.Take the time to research personal injury attorneys in your area and reach out for a free consultation as soon as you are able. You will want to look for a personal injury attorney who has experience with personal injuries, wrongful death, and burn or explosion injuries. You will also want an attorney who really listens to you and views you as an individual and not just another case.At Paynter Law, we have recovered over $500 million in verdicts and settlements, have over 75 years of combined experience, and have handled cases ranging from burn injuries to exploding lithium-ion battery injuries, personal injuries, auto accidents, wrongful death, and more. We provide a free consultation. During that consultation, we take the time to learn about you, your needs, and the facts of your case. We will also discuss your legal options with you and talk you through the process of filing a claim for your injuries. If you have any questions, please do not wait to contact us. We’ll help guide you along the way and take the weight of the claims process off of your shoulders so you can focus on healing, on yourself, and on your loved ones.