Roof Damage Caused by Plant Explosions
When an explosion occurs onsite an oil refinery plant, much more damage
is caused than could even be anticipated. Not only is the plant itself
susceptible to significant damages, but the buildings and homes nearby
the plant can also be in the direct line of fire. Although the flames
of an explosion are usually confined to the plant itself, the debris of
the explosion often carries over to nearby workplaces and / or residential
properties. In fact, the landowners of surrounding properties are sometimes
just as adversely affected from a plant explosion as the refinery is itself.
As heat intensifies, and crude oil is processed, the pressure that slowly
builds can ultimately result in an explosion, especially if
unseen corrosion has damaged machinery or safety standards have been neglected. The impact
of an explosion can be so forceful that the scattering of debris and building
parts could travel far beyond the perimeter of the plant on which the
explosion occurred. In fact, this is often the case, inevitably resulting
A natural consequence of flying debris is often roof damage to nearby properties.
As blown-out building parts are scattered through the sky, the closest
thing upon which they might land is the rooftop of an adjacent building.
Business and residential homes alike can be significantly impacted by
the force with which their roof is hit—particularly if the damages
to the building are impacted by an already unstable rooftop.
How to Recover Financial Damages for Your Physical Damages
Property damage, especially roof damage, can be extremely pricey to repair.
Businesses whose roofs are damaged might need to suspend work while repairs
take place. Homeowners whose rooftops are wrecked might need to move out
of their homes while repairs are under way. In both circumstances, money
and time will be unavoidably lost.
business owner whose company required suspension for repairs, you are entitled to file
a business interruption claim. When completed effectively, these claims
can be used to help cover the financial expenses that were incurred as
a result of suspending the production of your business. As a
homeowner who was forced to vacate their home to accommodate roof repairs, legal
action can be taken to reclaim the money that was spent on repairing your
roof, as well as money spent to accommodate temporary living conditions.
Under almost any circumstance, if it can be proven that roof damage was
caused to your property unnecessarily, then legal action can be taken
to recover compensation.
Move Forward with Arnold & Itkin LLP
With the help of an
industrial injury attorney from our firm, you can legally pursue the monetary compensation that you
need to financially recover from the roof damage that your property suffered.
As skilled personal injury litigators, our legal team has successfully
seen a number of claims and lawsuits through to completion, including
some of the most complicated and controversial cases in recent history.
Although roof damage is not as personally and physically debilitating
as a typical
plant explosion injury might be, it is life-altering nonetheless.
If the roof of your business or home was damaged as a result of a local refinery
plant explosion, you owe it to yourself to take legal action. Under the guidance of an
attorney at Arnold & Itkin LLP, the damages to your roof will be carefully
inspected, utilizing the latest technology in order to ensure that detailed
pictures are taken and intricate reports are made. We can help you identify
and preserve any evidence that could be used during a case, and we can
advise you on the receipts and expenses worth keeping track of as temporary
accommodations and repairs are made.
Call us today.