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Two Lawsuit Filed in Alabama Barge Explosion

Two Lawsuit Filed in Alabama Barge Explosion

Two Lawsuit Filed in Alabama Barge Explosion

A barge exploded on the Mobile River in Alabama last month, and two lawsuits have been filed since this explosion. The most recent suit was brought by injured worker, George Erickson, and his suit names four companies as defendants. He is seeking an unspecified amount of damages. Several people were working on or around the barge when it exploded, and Mr. Erickson's suit follows Casey Tyson's suit. Mr. Tyson was working on a nearby tugboat when the barge exploded, and he received burns as a result of the explosion on the barge. According to this current lawsuit, Mr. Erickson sustained second and third degree burns over more than 50 percent of his body. None of the defendants named in the suit would comment on the pending litigation. The cause of the explosion has yet to be revealed, and an investigation is still ongoing. However, the plaintiff has named several companies including the company responsible for towing the barge and the company who owned the barge.

Many of the facts of this case are unknown, and until an investigation is complete it will be difficult to speculate as to liability. Towing barges can be a very complicated matter because many different companies have to work together to accomplish the task. One noteworthy aspect of this story is that the victims did not wait to seek representation. These two suits were filed a month after the explosion, and this enables their attorneys to demand documents and review investigation results early in order to prepare a strategy. This will increase the likelihood of a favorable recovery for the injured workers.

If you have been injured on the job and seek compensation through your employer, you need experienced Missouri Workers' Compensation attorneys at your side. The workers compensation attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC can help you recover the money you deserve. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for more information.

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