Fires and explosions, including those from gas lines, are among the most dangerous New York construction accidents.
Construction site fires and explosions can result in extensive property damage and serious injuries for New York construction workers. Burns, disfigurement, broken bones, and numerous other injuries can be caused by flames, extreme temperatures, and falling debris in a New York construction site fire. In the event of a large explosion, people passing by the construction site can also be injured. Defective products, electrical problems, exploding gas lines, and acetylene tank explosions are just a few of the hazards that can cause fires and explosions on construction sites. In order to minimize the risk of injury to construction workers, a fire safety plan and evacuation route should be developed and all employees should be made aware of it. Employers should also establish rules and guidelines for employees to follow when handling flammable or combustible materials.
New York Accident Lawyers for Fire and Explosion Injuries
If a New York construction worker is injured in a fire or explosion, and that injury could have been prevented by a more appropriate or thorough evacuation plan, or if the fire itself was caused by someone's negligence, the victim may have legal recourse. Construction site owners, contractors, property owners, and others are responsible for ensuring that a jobsite is safe. When this duty is neglected, people get hurt. A New York construction accident lawyer can help victims pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to the disfigurement, disability, and discomfort that fires and explosions can cause.
Contact Block O'Toole & Murphy for FREE legal advice today if you are the victim of a construction site fire or explosion. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries, so it is important that your legal rights are protected. Our experienced New York injury lawyers will investigate your claim and your medical situation to determine the extent of the damages you have suffered, and who should be held responsible for them.
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