Brooklyn Construction Fire & Explosion Accident Attorney
Were You Involved in an Explosion or Fire on a Construction Site in Brooklyn?
One of the riskiest occupations in the United States is construction. Construction workers' safety and health are at risk from negligent behavior, broken machinery, and poorly maintained sites. Even though accidents involving fire and explosions on construction sites are less frequent than those involving scaffolding and ladders, they are often more deadly.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that 36 people per year die on construction sites as a result of fires and explosions.
Severe bodily injuries can result from explosions or blast injuries. The blast's shock waves have the potential to impinge on the lungs, hearing, and other internal organs. However, many victims of explosion injuries have no obvious physical wounds. The time it takes for these injuries to be noticed can also be hours or even days. These injuries can be challenging to identify since they are frequently unnoticed and progressively worsen over time. The only way to guarantee that such explosion injuries are correctly identified and treated is to see a qualified medical professional.
Explosion injuries can also result from being hit by falling or flying materials. When there is an explosion, other things are frequently thrown into the air and hit anything or everyone in their path. Individuals can be thrown by blast winds, and breathing problems from inhaling hazardous substances or smoke are frequent.
The lawyers at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, in Brooklyn, New York have a track record of success. We have witnessed the devastation that fires and explosions on construction sites cause to our clients and their families. Let us fight to obtain the medical care and compensation that you need in order to start the healing process and continue on with your life.
Call (877) 740-7603 if you or a loved one were hurt in an explosion or fire at a construction site in Brooklyn. We accept claims on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay us anything unless we recover money for you. Consultations are free.
How are Construction Fires and Explosions Caused and Who is at Fault?
When filing a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance claim for a fire and explosion injury, the cause of the accident must be determined. This enables the court to determine liability and whether or not you have a valid claim.
Problems with smoke detectors can result in a delay in the fire alarm. During a fire, you have only a few minutes to safely evacuate the building. If your smoke detectors did not activate or if the building owner failed to install them, you may have a case for negligence.
Emergency exits that are blocked or incorrectly labeled can delay your escape from a burning building or explosion site.
Faulty electrical wiring can cause electrical fires and explosions in your walls and outlets.
Decaying gas lines and faulty propane tanks can cause major fires and explosions that can affect an entire building.
Electronics with defects can overheat, spark, and explode, causing fires and severe injuries.
Multiple parties, including contractors responsible for wiring, gas, and propane, building owners, and defective product manufacturers, may be named in fire and explosion lawsuits.
Explosions and fires in construction are generally brought on by:
- Overheating equipment
- Faulty electrical wires
- Breaking a gas pipe
- Failure to safely secure a buildings gas line
- Defective tools/equipment
Regardless of the cause of the accident, we seek to identify the liable party. Sometimes the at-fault party is a worker who negligently damaged a gas line or a contractor or foreman who neglected to maintain the equipment. If certain electrical or gas line issues were not disclosed, the building owner could be held liable.
Fires & Explosions may Trigger Other Events
Unfortunately, fires and explosions can cause a variety of additional issues within the structure. Given that fires can rapidly spread to multiple areas of a structure, it is likely that the building's foundation will be compromised, resulting in a building collapse. In addition, if the structure is still under construction, fires and explosions may result in falls from heights or falling debris that can injure people.
Consult With Brandon J. Broderick a New York Fire & Explosion Lawyer About Your Claim
To ensure that you receive full compensation for your losses, you must retain the services of an experienced construction accident attorney. Cases involving fires and explosions on construction sites can be extremely complex.
The Law Offices of Brandon J. Broderick, which represents victims of explosions and fire accidents in Brooklyn, New York, will help guide you through the complexities of your fire and explosion case, and work toward getting you the compensation that you are legally entitled to.
Call (877) 740-7603 if you or a loved one has been injured in a construction fire or explosion. Consultations are provided free of charge, and cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis.