Representative Fire And Burn Injury Cases
Fire is one instrumentality that all of us fear. Burn injuries are said to be the most painful of all. Our lawyers have successfully prosecuted cases against those who have caused fire and burn injuries and deaths through their misconduct:
Union Oil Fire Litigation – Acted as lead counsel on behalf of plaintiffs who were injured or died in the Romeoville explosion and fire. All cases settled for an aggregate of $29,900,000. The six clients represented by BRP settled their claims for a total of $12,700,000 and worker’s compensation lien waivers valued at approximately $1,000,000.
J.P. v. Central Illinois Manufacturer – $7,500,000 settlement for a Peoria area man who lost his lower legs due to burn injuries sustained when he contacted high voltage conductors at a job site in central Illinois. The conductors were not properly kept behind a locked fence, allowing the worker access to the area where he was shocked.
R.S. v. United Engineering Co. – $4,650,000 settlement to the family of a thirty-eight-year-old husband and father of two who suffered third degree burns and later died as the result of an explosion at a steel making furnace in Bartonville, Illinois. The defendant designed and manufactured water-cooled panels used in the roof of the furnace that leaked, causing the explosion.
M.D. v. Alpha Construction – Tried case on behalf of the survivors of a 75-year-old woman who died in a gas explosion at her home caused by negligent trenching. The verdict of $3,600,000 for her wrongful death is an Illinois record for loss of society. The case was appealed and the full judgment amount was collected.
R.K. v. Commonwealth Edison – Represented a young adult who suffered electrical injuries when the mast of a portable drill rig he was driving contacted an overhead power line. Case settled for $1,800,000.