We all depend upon various products in our daily lives. From an alarm clock waking us up in the morning to the car we use to drive to and from work, nearly everything that we do requires interaction with some type of item. While many of these interactions go as planned, occasionally, a product may not function as designed, leading to serious injuries for the users.
One of the more serious types of defective products involves those that use some sort of gas to operate. Many of these items are found in factories, but they are also common in the home. From stoves that operate on natural gas to grills that operate on propane, extreme care is necessary when these products are being used.
However, even if a person follows all the necessary precautions, problems may still arise. Many of the incidents happen when the product allows too much gas to be present in a particular area. Vents and valves may not operate properly, allowing the gas to build up. Since some of these gases are odorless, a person may not be aware that there is anything wrong. Any spark may then cause a significant explosion, which can result in the user suffering serious burns.
Factory workers also may find themselves unknowingly in harm's way. Whether it is the machines used to make goods or the goods themselves, workers may come into contact with items that have the potential to cause explosions. Even something as seemingly harmful as dust can trigger a catastrophic explosion if the right elements are present.
While many rules are put in place to ensure that products perform properly, makers of defective goods may find themselves subject to products liability lawsuits. Burn injuries can result in extensive scarring, and those who are injured may need to undergo costly rehabilitation in order to completely recover.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your area to understand the opportunities that may be available to you. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.