Timely, dedicated representation to injured workers in Arizona for 45 years
While many of us are proud to call Mohave County home, the region has a dark and troubling history when it comes to worker safety.
The Kingman Explosion of 1973, also known as the Doxol Disaster or Kingman BLEVE, was a catastrophe that happened during a propane transfer from a Doxol railroad car to a storage tank on the Getz rail siding near Andy Devine Avenue/Route 66.
The incident began when a hairline crack in the side of the tanker started leaking odorless gas that was ignited by static electricity. This caused a spark that ignited the leaking propane gas, resulting in an explosion that was heard and felt for over 5 miles, and a fireball over 1,000 feet in diameter.
One railroad worker, a state trooper and 11 firefighters died trying to contain the blaze. Firefighters Memorial Park in downtown Kingman is dedicated to these brave heroes.
While not all workplace accidents are as catastrophic as the BLEVE, an occupational injury or illness can still leave you and your family struggling to make ends meet. Wherever you work in Kingman or Mohave County, you’re likely entitled to workers’ compensation under Arizona law to help pay for lost wages and medical expenses.
We offer experienced legal consultations and services in workers’ compensation cases throughout Kingman and Mohave County, including:
- Bullhead City
- Lake Havasu City
- Colorado City
- Dolan Springs
- Fort Mohave
- Golden Valley
- Mohave Valley
- Peach Springs
- Temple Bar Marina
- Willow Beach
At the Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, we’ve represented hardworking Arizonans for 45 years — including firefighters, first responders, police, professional athletes, construction workers and laborers. The workers’ compensation system in this state is complex, which is why injured workers in Kingman should seek expert legal counsel from a knowledgeable local workers’ compensation attorney.
Unlike other law firms, workers’ compensation is all we do – all day, every day – and we do it well.
“Mr. Wisniewski is the best lawyer that I have ever had the pleasure of working with and knowing. His dedication to me as a client has been unmatched. He is kind, caring, empathetic, and genuinely concerned about others. My life was restored after working with him and I was able to heal and continue teaching because of him.” – N.A.
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Resources for injured workers in Kingman, AZ
In Mohave County and throughout the state of Arizona, the workers’ compensation system requires employers to offer insurance benefits to their employees who suffer a job-related injury or illness.
Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, meaning the employer is 100% liable for job-related injuries or illnesses experienced by their employees — no matter who’s responsible for the workplace accident.
As a result, employees typically aren’t allowed to sue their employers to receive insurance benefits.
If you or a loved one were hurt on the job in Kingman, you might find the following local resources helpful:
The state agency that administers and enforces state laws protecting Arizona’s employees — including workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, payment of wages, and child labor.
Official website of the Arizona bar where you can find a board-certified lawyer, get legal help and more.
Official website of the City of Kingman, Arizona.
Official website of Mohave County, Arizona.
Everything an Injured Worker in Arizona Needs To Know
Visit the following pages and resources for more helpful information about workers’ compensation:
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