Union County, SC (October 16, 2023) – The Union County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of an explosion that took place on Friday afternoon, October 13.
At around 12:15 p.m., authorities were notified that an explosion took place in the 3500 block of Furman L Fendley Highway.
According to official reports, an explosion took place inside of a home located on the roadway during the afternoon hours. Authorities arrived at the scene and evacuated people from the structure.
One person was injured as a result of the explosion. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital for emergency care.
The incident is being investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly.
Explosions in South Carolina
Being involved in an explosion can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, thousands of people are affected by these incidents in the United States every year. Far too often, people suffer serious injuries as a result of negligence.
We see many explosions take place as a result of the improper handling of hazardous materials. There are also many instances where explosions take place as a result of defective appliances.
Unfortunately, no matter what the cause of the explosion, the consequences are often devastating. We see many victims left with severe injuries that affect their lives forever. Common injuries reported in explosions include:
- Shrapnel Wounds
- Hearing Loss
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Blast Injuries
- Respiratory Injuries
- Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries
Any serious injury can have the potential to severely disrupt your life. Unfortunately, many people harmed in explosions have to go through extensive medical treatment. Many victims have to spend extensive time off work to recover. Not only are victims left with physical and emotional consequences, but they often face significant financial burdens as well.
After being hurt in an explosion, you have the opportunity to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Some of the damages you can recover for a personal injury claim include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Property Damage
- Loss of Consortium
After being injured, it is crucial to seek legal guidance from an explosion accident lawyer as soon as possible. You will want your attorney to get started on your case right away to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
At Burg Simpson, we are dedicated to standing up for the rights of those who have been affected by explosions. We understand the devastating impact that an explosion can have on individuals and families, and we are here to provide top-notch legal representation and support during this difficult time. If you or someone you know has been injured in an explosion, do not hesitate to contact our national explosion law firm by calling 888-895-2080 for a free consultation. Let our experienced team fight for your rights and help you receive the full compensation you deserve. Together, we can achieve justice and hold those responsible accountable.