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Queens Fire and Explosions Lawyer

While any job will have potential hazards in the workplace, construction is often more dangerous than others. One of the major dangers of working in construction is the number of flammable chemicals that workers use every day.

Several commonly used tools and pressurized containers can cause explosions and result in injuries that can be fatal. If you or a loved one have been injured in a fire or explosion while working, reach out to Shulman & Hill’s fires and explosions lawyers in Queens for assistance today. You may be entitled to recover compensation for a number of losses.

The Danger of Queens Workplace Explosions

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 66 construction workers are killed every year by on-the-job explosions—and many more are left permanently injured or disabled. In addition to construction workers, other laborers like electricians, HVAC technicians, and carpenters are regularly exposed to the dangers of on-the-job explosions.

Explosions can come in many forms. Mixing chemicals, working around natural gas, faulty pipes, and even basic electrical issues are just a few of the many ways harmful explosions can occur. Regardless of your line of work, your employer and relevant property owners and contractors are responsible for ensuring that your work environment is safe and everyone is properly trained. If you are injured in a workplace explosion, it is likely that you can recover compensation for your injuries by filing for workers’ compensation benefits and/or a personal injury lawsuit.

Common Fire and Explosion Injuries in Queens

An explosion may cause a wide array of serious injuries. The most common are burns. Like any injury, burns range in severity. Minor burns are classified as first-degree burns while third-degree burns are the most severe and often cause disfiguration. It is also possible that you could sustain a chemical burn while working with certain flammable chemicals.

Outside of burns, you could also sustain other injuries from these blasts, including hearing or vision loss. The force of the explosion could cause you to fall and suffer a concussion or back injury.

If you are involved in any kind of explosion, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be apparent right away but can end up causing health problems in the future.

What to Do if You Are Hurt in an Explosion In Queens

If you are involved in an explosion in the workplace, seek medical attention immediately. After you are treated for your injuries, it is critical that you report the explosion and your injuries to your employer. This may help your claim for compensation later on.

Make sure that you gather all information related to your injury. Both your employer and doctor should keep a documented record of your injury on file. Ask your doctor to write a letter detailing your injuries and articulating when you will be able to go back to work. Similarly, make sure that your employer provides a clear, written record of the incident. You will likely need this for your case.

Pursuing Workers’ Compensation

Most injured workers can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. This can help cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, filing a claim can be complex without prior experience or legal background, particularly if your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer attempts to deny your claim by stating that your injury was not work-related.

Call one of our Queens fire and explosions lawyers for assistance. We can help you file your claim and increase your chances of receiving any compensation to which you may be entitled.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In many cases, there are multiple companies that are responsible for the safety of a construction site. As a result, there is a chance that an entity other than your employer may have caused or contributed to the explosion that injured you, such as a property owner, general contractor, or subcontractor.

If this is the case, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a lawsuit against the liable party.

Contact the lawyers at Shulman & Hill today to discuss the details of your case. A fire and explosions attorney will explain all of your options and help you navigate every aspect of your case. We can help identify and investigate potentially liable parties and determine if you may be able to file a lawsuit.

We can gather all necessary evidence showing how you were injured, as well as help you fight back against low settlement offers that do not fully cover the extent of your injuries.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Here at Shulman & Hill in Queens, we take every case seriously. When you work with us, you can trust that your case is in good hands. Since we opened our doors in 2013, we have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our fires and explosions lawyers are specially trained to help you with every part of your journey so that you can focus on what is most important: your recovery.

Fires and explosions are serious workplace events with the potential to cause life-altering, sometimes fatal injuries. If you or a loved one were injured in a workplace explosion or fire, you may be entitled to compensation. After seeking necessary medical treatment, contact the fire and explosions attorneys at Shulman & Hill today to explore your options for pursuing compensation. You will only pay for our services if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.


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