Two individuals were taken to a hospital after a house explosion in Janesville. According to the Janesville Police Department, the explosion was caused by a natural gas leak and a lit cigarette. One of the injured individuals said they smelled gas before the other lit a cigarette. One of the victims is being treated for minor injuries while the other is in serious condition with severe burns. A dog that was in the home at the time of the explosion is also being treated for serious burns.

The duplex is considered a total loss, and the person living on the other side of the duplex was not injured and is now staying with family. The accident is still under investigation.


Burn injuries can result from heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, or radiation coming into contact with the skin and can be extremely serious, especially if the burn is considered to be second-, third-, or fourth-degree.

If you’ve been injured in a fire or explosion, you should seek medical attention immediately, especially if you have the following:

  • Chemical burns
  • Second-degree burns
  • Third-degree burns
  • Burns that take up over 10% of the body
  • Burns accompanied with a traumatic injury

Burn injuries are often classified under catastrophic injuries, which defines injuries that can become permanent and require lifelong care and treatment. Catastrophic injuries often cause disabilities that prevent victims from returning to their normal way of life, and many have to quit their jobs if their injuries no longer allow them to perform their tasks.


Many injured individuals are weary of hiring a personal injury attorney to help them file a claim because they can’t afford to pay on top of their already existing medical bills and property damage. Fortunately, our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t win until you do. We also offer free consultations so we can hear your story and provide you with options should you wish to proceed.

Our lawyers have recovered the following damages for our clients to relieve them of their burdens:

  • Medical bills, including ambulance rides, surgeries, hospital stays, and more
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages or future earning capacity from missing work

If your burns were caused by a negligent party, our team can use our resources and knowledge to get to the bottom of the situation and determine liability.


Suffering from burn injuries after a devastating accident can feel overwhelming as well as isolating, but our attorneys can be by your side throughout the personal injury claims process. Our team at Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law is dedicated to pursuing justice for those who have been wrongly harmed – you won’t be alone in your recovery. Through honest communication and fierce advocacy, we strive to secure the results you desire while you focus on resting. Allow us to help you navigate the legal system and file the necessary paperwork. We’ve helped clients suffering from thermal burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, natural gas burns, propane burns, and industrial burns.

Contact our legal team online or by phone at {F:P:Site:Phone} for a free consultation regarding your burn injuries or other injuries caused by negligence. The burn injury lawyers at Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law have defended the rights of the injured for more than 25 years. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.