Illinois Explosion Accident Attorney
Some of the most catastrophic accidents in Illinois involve explosions. Whether these incidents occur at a manufacturing plant or during the course of demolition, workers caught in explosion accidents can suffer serious, life-threatening injuries. If you encounter an explosion while on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim—but recovering benefits can be a challenge without an Illinois explosion accident lawyer on your side.
In these situations, trust the lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC to represent your claim. We have recovered over $400 million on behalf of our clients and will fight tenaciously for your right to recovery. Call us today at (312) 586-1700.
Why Choose Us
- Our lawyers hold decades of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We have represented hundreds of injured Illinois employees.
- The aftermath of an explosion accident can be painful. Our lawyers will handle your claim from start to finish, allowing you to focus on recovery, not paperwork.
- Our firm strives to provide open communication. We will always be available to respond to your questions and concerns, and will always inform you of important case updates.
Common Injuries in an Explosion Accident
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, explosions generate a significant amount of force and heat. If you are caught in an explosion, you can sustain catastrophic injuries that require long-term care. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are fatal.
Some of the most common injuries that occur during explosions include the following:
- Severe burns, scarring, and disfigurement
- The loss of limbs and need for amputation
- Damage to the eyes, resulting in blindness
- Traumatic brain damage
- Crushing injuries due to falling debris
- Broken bones and fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
What to Do After an Explosion Accident
If you are in an explosion accident at an Illinois workplace, you likely qualify for a workers’ compensation claim. Through this process, you can recover benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term disability. You will need to take a series of careful steps to file your claim.
- First, seek medical attention from an authorized provider and save all records related to your treatment.
- Next, notify your employer of your injuries. You have 45 days from the date of the accident to provide this written notice.
- While your employer files your claim, save and document all evidence related to the accident. Keep a journal and record how the injury is affecting your day-to-day life.
- Contact an Illinois workers’ compensation attorney to represent your claim and assist you during the process.
Your employer will have 30 days from the receipt of your written notice to file a claim with his or her insurer. If you miss more than three days of work, your employer must begin making payments to you, provide a written request for additional information, or provide you with an explanation as to why he or she is denying your claim.
In these situations, you need an attorney on your side to represent your interests. An Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer will negotiate with your employer on your behalf, complete all required paperwork, and gather evidence to support your claim and your right to benefits. As soon as possible after the accident, contact an Illinois work injury attorney to discuss your case.
Contact an Illinois Explosion Accident Attorney
Have you sustained injuries in an explosion accident? The attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. We can represent you in your Illinois workers’ compensation claim and craft a compelling case for your right to benefits. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation and learn more about your optimal path to recovery.