An Oklahoma burn injury lawyer notes that a lawsuit claims a man suffered second- and third-degree burns after a natural gas explosion destroyed dozens of homes. Some residents in an Oklahoma community are claiming they were pressured to accept low settlements following the explosion. When a burn or smoke injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, Oklahoma burn injury attorneys can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Oklahoma. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Oklahoma burn injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Some Residents Claim They Were Pressured to Accept Insufficient Settlements
An Oklahoma natural gas company is refusing to publicize data about the prevalence of gas leaks in a neighborhood following a natural gas explosion that devastated numerous homes and left one resident with second- and third-degree burns. NewsOK.com reports that the burn victim has filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma Natural Gas in relation to the explosion. Although the company stated it had already settled claims with dozens of residents affected by the incident, some residents tell a different story.
Some community members claim they were pressured to accept inadequate settlements following the explosion by Oklahoma Natural Gas, a company that determined “poor workmanship” was the primary cause of the incident. More specifically, a seam not welded together properly and a cracked pipe were among the problems with the pipeline equipment that ultimately led to the explosion. The man who suffered severe burns in the incident now seeks more than $225,000 in damages, and he claims he faces long-term medical care and permanent disfigurement as a result of the company’s negligence.
How an Oklahoma Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help
If a victim suffers a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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