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A work-related injury can happen to anyone and in any industry across Alabama, including the gas and oil industry, which is no stranger to accidents, such as pipeline explosions. With multiple pipelines traversing the state, a worker’s life can change in an instant because of employer negligence.
Under state and federal law, pipeline companies are required to conduct inspections on a regular basis. These inspections can help identify ruptures, leaks, defective flanges or valves, rust, erosion, and other flaws that can prompt life-altering work-related injuries.
Pipeline companies who do not comply with legal requirements may be held liable for pipeline explosions that lead to property damage, serious work injuries and, in some cases, death. The personal injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. have helped countless victims collect fair compensation for their losses.
There are a variety of reasons that a pipeline accident can happen. However, they often occur because of the pipes themselves, as the flanges and valves can become outdated and not properly maintained. Alabama pipeline companies are responsible for upkeeping these pipelines and when they are neglected, their employees and contractors are left vulnerable.
Pipeline explosions can fire off shrapnel or propel workers through the air leaving them injured with a burn, broken bone, limb amputation, fracture, paralysis, a spinal injury, facial injury, neck injury, traumatic brain injury, or hearing loss. These injuries may prevent an employee or contractor from being able to continue working for a long period of time.
If you suffered from work-related injuries or lost a loved one because of a pipeline accident, you should seek legal representation immediately. Alabama work injury lawyers will assess your particular situation and fight on your behalf to ensure you are fairly compensated for the medical bills, diminished earning capacity, lost wages, mental anguish and permanent disfigurement you have been left with. We will identify who should be held liable and ensure your rights are protected.
Pipeline explosions have the potential to create serious devastation. To speak with a highly-skilled workers compensation lawyer that can help you achieve the best possible outcome for the hardships caused to you and your family, call Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. today.
We can be reached at (205) 933-1500 and would be happy to provide a free, no-obligation consultation. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, or Montgomery, call an experienced Alabama work injury attorney.