Gas pipes can explode with no warning, causing serious injury to pedestrians above ground and even flattening buildings or damaging vehicles. But what causes underground gas explosions? Ageing pipes, poorly carried out maintenance works or a build-up of pressure could all contribute to an explosion, and if you’ve been injured, it’s time to find out if you could claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in the personal injury industry helping people claim compensation for underground gas explosions and our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by making a claim with us.
You might be wondering who is responsible for an underground gas explosion. It depends what caused the explosion in the first place. If maintenance was carried out and it wasn’t up to a professional standard, the contractor(s) or firm carrying out the maintenance could be held liable for the explosion, and your injuries. Damaged gas pipes underneath a building which have sprung a leak could be blamed on the gas supplier, who have an obligation to ensure that pipes are maintained to a safe standard. But what sort of injuries could a gas explosion cause? There have been cases where exploding gas pipes have levelled buildings and killed people, as well as causing the following injuries:
- Burns – from fires caused by the explosion
- Injured by flying debris, for example facial and head injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries, if a building collapses
- Collision injuries such as cuts and bruises, broken bones or neck injuries – for example if you’re driving a car at the time of the explosion
If you’ve suffered injuries, however minor, in a gas pipe explosion, you’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer if you’re to claim personal injury compensation. We’re here to help and our personal injury advisors offer no-obligation advice, in confidence.
Make a full recovery
Whilst most people will make a full recovery from their injuries, it may be that you or someone you love has suffered a long-term injury which will permanently affect you, such as the loss of a limb or injuries to your legs which have affected your mobility. If this is the case, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help you claim personal injury compensation. You could receive a substantial settlement which could compensate you for your pain and suffering, loss of earnings and medical expenses – so call us today. Remember there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen