Chemical plants can be major sources of danger and risk. Even the best managed plants tend to be more dangerous than other workplaces.
If you have been the victim of a chemical plant accident, you need the services of a chemical plant explosion attorney. Our best lawyers at Zehl & Associates will ensure that you receive the fair and equitable compensation you deserve. The type of compensation you receive may depend on several factors, including the cause of the accident, whether there was negligence. Determining these factors is critical to formulating your case, and we can help you do so. Be sure to work with an attorney who is experienced in chemical plant accident cases so that your case has the best chance of success. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
Common causes of accidents in chemical plants
One of the first things we will consider when handling your chemical plant accident case is the cause of the accident. There are two main causes: natural and human error. Natural causes occur in ways that can be unexpected and unforeseen. In general, no one has made any mistakes when these problems arise. On the other hand, accidents caused by human error often involve carelessness, poor judgment, and related factors. It is important to know which cause is relevant.
A chemical plant explosion that originates from natural causes cannot be controlled or anticipated by you or other people. For example, a natural cause would be an earthquake or tornado. Natural causes can lead to devastating accidents, but that does not mean that there is one person to “blame” for the accident. However, just because you are involved in these types of accidents does not mean that compensation is impossible. If proper precautions were not taken to prevent your injuries, or if a natural disaster exposed a failure in infrastructure or equipment that caused your injuries, you may still be entitled to compensation.
Human error is one of the main causes of explosions in chemical plants. People make mistakes, even if they are very careful not to. Some accidents that are caused by human error include issues related to:
- improper security precautions or processes
- equipment failures
- lack of adequate maintenance controls
- poor training
- lack of caution regarding potential problems
People can get hurt when they make mistakes. They can also hurt other people. If you have been the victim of a chemical plant accident as a result of human error, it is important that you contact the experienced attorneys at Zehl & Associates, PC. We will make sure to find out what type of compensation you may be entitled to receive and guide you through judicial procedures.