Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. When sites are not properly maintained, machinery breaks down or individuals act negligently, construction workers’ health and safety are put at risk. While fire and explosion accidents are not as common as other construction site-related accidents such as scaffolding and ladder accidents, when fires and explosions do occur, they are often deadlier.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are an average of 36 fire- and explosion-related deaths on construction sites every year.
Since 1992, the attorneys at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm in New York City have built a reputation for being the Voice of the Injured. When handling a construction accident case, our goal is to not only get our clients the compensation they need to make up for lost wages and medical bills but to get them the financial resources they need to move forward with their lives and support their families in the future. This commitment has led us to recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We will apply this same dedication and skill to your case.
Explosion or blast injuries can cause severe physical injuries. Shock waves from the blast can put pressure on the ears, lungs, and other internal organs.
Many people who suffer from blast injuries have no outward physical injuries. It can also take hours or days for these injuries to be recognized. Because these injuries are often invisible and get gradually worse over time, they can be difficult to diagnose. Working with the proper medical professionals is the only way to ensure those blast injuries are properly diagnosed and treated.
Another common source of explosion injuries is being struck by falling or flying objects. The force of an explosion often causes other objects to be propelled through the air, striking whatever and whoever is in their path. Blast winds can also throw individuals, and respiratory injuries are also common due to smoke inhalation or inhalation of toxic materials.
Over the past two decades, we have seen the devastating impact that construction site accidents like fires and explosions have on our clients and their families. Our lawyers can’t turn back the clock and undo the harm that has been done to you. But we can fight to get you the medical treatment and financial compensation you need to begin the healing process and move forward with your life.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction fire or explosion, call 212-268-3222. Consultations are free and cases are taken on a contingency basis — that means you don’t pay us anything until we get compensation for you.