Gas explosions commonly involve natural gas, methane, propane, or butane, and may occur at work or home. When a gas explosion happens at work, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If someone else’s negligence caused the explosion and your injuries (either at work or home), you may also be able to collect compensation through an insurance claim or injury lawsuit.
Berger and Green offers free case evaluations and consultations for the victims of gas explosion accidents in Pittsburgh. A member of our team will review your case and help you understand the options for going after the money you need. Let a gas explosion lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA fight for your workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury payout.
Call us today at 412-661-1400 to get started.
You May Have More Options to Recover Compensation Than You Realize
Depending on how your injuries occurred and the details of your situation, you may have more options for recovering compensation than you realize. Workers’ compensation should be available if you suffered injuries at work, and we may also be able to hold the party who caused the accident liable. Lastly, if you suffered permanent injuries and cannot return to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
We can help you navigate the complex process to secure any of these sources of compensation. At the same time, we will protect your rights and fight for the full benefits you deserve.
If your injury occurred on a job site or while you were working elsewhere, you should qualify to receive workers’ compensation benefits. We can help you file your claim, fight a denial, or represent you if your employer or the insurer attempts to stand in the way of you receiving the maximum compensation available.
An Injury Lawsuit
While you cannot take legal action against your employer or hold a co-worker liable, there are often third parties who caused or contributed to a gas explosion accident. These parties could include:
- The property owner
- A general contractor
- Another party sharing the same job site
If we can identify a third party whose careless or reckless actions led to your accident and injuries, we may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against them and attempt to recover compensation to cover your damages.
Social Security Disability
If you suffered a permanent or long-term injury in a Pittsburgh gas explosion accident and cannot return to work, you may qualify for disability under Social Security Administration rules. We can review your application before you file it or fight for your benefits after a denial. Call us today to discuss your Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income claims.
Types of Damages Recoverable After a Pittsburgh Gas Explosion
The damages you may be able to recover after a Pittsburgh gas explosion depend on the options available to you. Some people may only be eligible for workers’ compensation while others may only have a third-party liability claim to depend on. Many have both options. When we review your case, we can explain the options available to you. In general:
Workers’ compensation offers very specific benefits for those who suffered an injury at work. If we can get these benefits started for you, you can expect:
- Medical treatment for your injuries
- About two-thirds of your regular wages paid as a cash benefit
- Temporary total disability or permanent partial disability
- Funeral and burial expenses to survivors of those lost in this type of incident
If we identify the at-fault party in your case and it is not your employer or a co-worker, we may also be able to file a liability insurance claim or injury lawsuit on your behalf. If we can negotiate a fair settlement agreement or obtain a verdict in court, you may recover:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of support
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering damages
If your loved one passed away from a Pittsburgh gas explosion, you may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation. We can help you navigate this process and submit the claim on your behalf. Call us today for your complimentary consultation and to learn more: 412-661-1400.
Let Berger and Green Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
At Berger and Green, our team understands how important it is that you get the most compensation available to you after a gas explosion accident. We will review your case and, if we accept it, handle it on a contingent basis. You pay us no attorney’s fees unless we win a payout for you.
As your attorneys, we will:
- Protect your rights by managing all communication with the insurer and other attorneys
- Fight for the full workers’ compensation benefits you deserve
- Investigate your accident and identify any potentially liable parties
- Collect evidence to prove negligence and liability
- Build a robust case against the at-fault party(s)
- Document your full range of losses and expenses
- File a claim or lawsuit
- Represent your best interests and fight for the compensation you deserve
Act quickly; Pennsylvania sets limits on how long you have to take action against the negligent party who caused your injuries. In most cases, we only have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit and recover compensation. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in this type of incident, we encourage you to give us a call today.
We can talk with you at the hospital, in your home, or in another location that works for you.
Talk to a Gas Explosion Accident Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA
The injury lawyers from Berger and Green can help you understand and navigate the processes necessary to recover maximum compensation after a gas explosion accident in Pittsburgh. Let us review your case for free.
Call our Pittsburgh office today at 412-661-1400 to speak with a member of our team.