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Fire and Explosion Injury Lawyer on Long Island

Fires and explosions often bring injuries and hardships that can be challenging to overcome. Some of these unfortunate events occur on and around Long Island, NY, because of others’ carelessness or recklessness. When this happens, victims have a right to seek compensation for their losses.

If you or a loved one is recovering from a fire or explosion in the Long Island area, you could seek a financial award that helps you cover accident-related expenses, including pain and suffering and ongoing medical care. A fire and explosion injury attorney on Long Island, NY, with Shulman & Hill can lead your case and pursue compensation from either a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. You may even qualify for both. Start with a free case consultation when you call 516.613.3196.

We Can Help You Seek Recovery After a Fire and Explosion Injury

At Shulman & Hill, our clients and their needs come first. We realize that managing a case for damages while trying to physically recover from devastating injuries is challenging. We can take on your case. Our fire and explosion injuries attorney can handle everything as you heal.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill to Represent Your Fire and Explosion Case?

Our full-service law firm can help you with workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases, making us ideal for clients who want one law firm that can do it all.

Each case is unique, and so are its results. Yet, before we determine how much compensation you could recover, we take a comprehensive look at all aspects of your situation, including your injuries, your expected recovery time, your medical expenses, and any anticipated medical and rehabilitation care you will need.

Our Long Island fires and explosion injury attorneys can consider your quality of life, income needs, and future in your case’s calculations. If you hire our firm, we protect your rights and interests and seek fair compensation for you.

Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Cases in a Fires and Explosion Case

If a fire or explosion accident happened while you were on a construction site or another work site on Long Island, we can help you seek workers’ compensation benefits that cover your medical treatment and lost income. If you lost a loved one, you may receive survivor benefits. Typically, workers’ compensation doesn’t cover pain and suffering and other losses outside of medical care, income, and survivor benefits.

Sometimes, third parties could hold blame for what happened. Third parties can include general contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, property owners, and property managers. If a third party caused the fire or explosion, you could seek compensation for pain and suffering, property damage, and other financial and non-financial damages via a personal injury case.

If your loved one passed away from the accident, our fires and explosion lawyers on Long Island can help your family file a wrongful death action that could help you recover your loved one’s final medical costs, the funeral and burial expenses you paid, and more.

We Can Help You Respond to Denied Workers’ Benefits Claims

We also can be there for you if your employer or its insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim. It is possible for the opposite party to say your injury or condition happened elsewhere or that you caused your own injury. We can defend you against these claims with evidence, testimony, and more.

Our job is to help you prove your case and get the benefits you deserve. If we help you with legal action against a third party, we must prove how their negligence is responsible for your fire- or explosion-related injuries and losses.

Fires and Explosions Happen Frequently in New York

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that 37,910 fires occurred on U.S. industrial or manufacturing properties between 2011 and 2015, killing 16 people, injuring 273, and causing $1.2 billion in property damage. This underscores that fires and explosions can occur for any reason, especially when workers fail to follow safety standards and guidelines.

Following fire safety regulations and carrying out assessments to guard against fires and explosions can prevent disastrous and deadly incidents. Employers are responsible for training workers to prevent these unfortunate events. This training should include recognizing possible causes of fires and explosions and understanding how they start. But negligence can occur and cause accidents.

Fires and explosions can stem from:

  • Combustible dust particles from chemicals, dye, wood, coal, plastics, metals, and food (They can ignite when mixed with air and a fire/flame source.)
  • Flammable and combustible liquids (e.g., cleaning solvents, diesel fuel, and oil)
  • Hot work (e.g., welding, burning, and soldering)
  • Faulty industrial and manufacturing equipment and machinery
  • Electrical hazards (e.g., overloaded circuits and out-of-date wiring)

We Advocate for People Who Have Suffered These Injuries on Long Island

Injuries that victims of fires and explosions may suffer include:

  • Burns of varying degrees
  • Bodily injuries from flying or falling debris
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Lung injuries/ailments from dust and smoke inhalation (respiratory damage)
  • Eye, facial, and dental injuries
  • Ear injuries (ruptured membrane middle ear damage)
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Internal organ damage
  • Hemorrhages
  • Amputations (e.g., limb loss)
  • Broken bones
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Strains, sprains, and bruising
  • Cuts, lacerations, and skin damage
  • Mobility impairments

This list is not complete. You may have injuries not listed here. Our legal team will review your case and take all your injuries into account when determining your financial recovery.

We Can Investigate, Build Your Case, and Handle the Insurance Company for You

After our fire and explosion lawyers on Long Island assess your damages, they can file a workers’ compensation claim and present your case to the liable party’s insurer. Our legal team can handle gathering evidence, including reviewing your medical records, talking with accident witnesses, and communicating with all parties. We may also keep your case on track and update you on any changes. We take care of everything while you concentrate on healing.

New York’s Deadlines for Injury Cases Involving Fires and Explosions

Generally, New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally three years, per CPLR § 214. It’s typically two years for parties filing wrongful death lawsuits, per EPTL § 5-4.1. Don’t wait to start. New York’s courts can refuse to hear cases filed outside their applicable deadlines.

Call Shulman & Hill on Long Island About Your Fire or Explosion Accident

Shulman & Hill is ready to represent you if you or a loved one suffered losses in a fire or explosion on Long Island. As you work to recover from the accident, we can lead your case and ensure we seek the fair compensation you deserve. If you were injured at work, our Long Island fire and explosion lawyers can work on your workers’ compensation claim and help you take legal action against a liable third party. If we take your case, you will pay no upfront fees or costs. We receive our payment only if we recover awards for you.

Call us today at 516.613.3196 to learn more during a free consultation.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

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"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided me...to get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

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"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

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"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

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"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

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"I would definitely like to thank Mr. Alex Shulman and his entire staff at Shulman and Hill for their exceptional work in helping me with my Worker’s Compensation case. Their entire staff was courteous and professional from start to finish and all work was done in a timely fashion. I was previously with a different law firm who were not as informative, and they made me feel like I was a mere money to them. I personally recommend the law offices of Shulman & Hill for any injury/ worker’s compensation case you may have. They strive to get you a maximum reward for your injury, while maintaining the utmost courtesy and professionalism."

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