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Explosion Accident Lawyer

The severity of harm incurred by victims of construction site explosions and fires and  demands aggressive legal representation. Edelman, Krasin & Jaye leverage more than 30 years of combined experience delivering impressive results in complex construction accident cases throughout the greater New York metropolis. Based in Long Island, our practice consists of New York’s brightest and most talented personal injury attorneys, who work tirelessly to ensure that negligent parties are held accountable.

New York explosion accident lawyers

Silhouette of firefighters explosion fireIf you were hurt by an accidental explosion at the worksite, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits to help pay for hospital expenses, lost income and medical treatment. Unfortunately, worker’s comp is rarely enough to cover the type of debilitating injuries and lasting incapacitation that results from explosion accidents. The consequences of gas fires and volatile chemical explosions are devastating in nature, resulting in severe hardship for victims, who may also be the family breadwinner.

When faced with life-altering injuries, lost income and the possibility of months out of work, it’s important to fight for your rights to fair compensation. Client success is always a priority at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, an award-winning law firm that has successfully handled construction injury claims throughout Suffolk and Westchester Counties and throughout New York City. During a free case evaluation, our skilled legal team will investigate your accident and determine who should be held liable for your injuries and losses.

Causes of explosion accidents

The average construction site is a veritable land mine of volatile chemicals, flammable gases, electrical components, heavy equipment and fuel tanks. This combination makes for an especially hazardous work environment, particularly on sites where proper safety protocols and training have not been undertaken.

Electrical wiring problems, faulty products, propane tank explosions and exploding gas lines are just some of the dangers that cause injury and death on construction sites. Injuries suffered in explosion accidents are only exacerbated by the kinds of equipment and conditions so prevalent at building sites. Workers may be operating heavy machinery, digging a massive trench or working from great heights, putting them at additional risk for grave harm.

Common causes of explosions on construction sites:

  • Improper or negligent installation and maintenance of gas lines
  • Defective equipment or machinery
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Gas leaks
  • Flammable material explosions

Gas explosion accidents

Natural gas and propane blasts have the ability to cause widespread damage and casualties, as both workers, pedestrians and adjacent buildings are exposed to fire, shrapnel and flying debris. These accidents can happen when electrical or construction workers accidentally strike or nick a buried gas line during the process of excavation. Before any type of construction project is given the green light, subterranean gas lines are located on a map and preparations are made to avoid hitting the line. In a perfect world, contractors and sub-contractors would ensure that proper protocols were followed, but this is not always the case. Some gas explosion accidents are the result of careless operation of digging machinery, or incorrect surveying. In situations like these, the accident victim would have a viable claim for damages.

Other injuries may stem from compressed gas explosions, caused by acetylene cylinders that were improperly stored or had manufacturing defects.

Regardless of the cause of your explosion accident injury, Edelman, Krasin & Jaye is uniquely positioned with the financial resources and knowledgeable support staff to help secure maximum compensation.

Construction explosion injuries

Explosion accidents, whether caused by negligence, defective machinery, improper installation or safety violations, can change one’s life in the blink of an eye.

Explosion injuries require extensive hospitalization and medical treatment:

  • Severe burns
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic head injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Dismemberment
  • Spinal cord injury

Construction accident attorneys NY

The first step to securing full and fair compensation is partnering with a law firm that is well-versed in explosion claims. Attorneys at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye work with medical experts and accident reconstructionists along with other professionals who can accurately assess the true value of your case.

Civil action can seek to recover compensation for:

  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Disfigurement
  • Damages for wrongful death

To schedule a free lawsuit review, you can reach our offices at 800.469.7429.

Explosion Accident Resources:

  1. International Civil Defense Organization, Explosion Accidents
  2. WSBTC News, One line reopens day after explosion hits Colonial Pipeline