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Construction Fires and Explosion Injuries

Construction sites contain numerous fire hazards that can quickly spiral out of control, leading to catastrophic explosions and loss of life.  

Common triggers include stray sparks, gas line ruptures, chemical leaks, and faulty electrical equipment. Workers and nearby residents may sustain severe, life-altering burn injuries and trauma from falling debris and smoke inhalation. 

New York Construction Fire and Explosion Lawyers 

Survivors of construction fires and explosions often sustain severe burn injuries, smoke inhalation damage, crushing injuries, traumatic brain damage, and wrongful death. They require extensive, expensive medical treatment and may never fully physically or emotionally recover. Families can be burdened with crushing medical debt, funeral costs, and loss of income in addition to their grief. 

If you or a loved one suffered harm in a construction fire or explosion caused by negligence, the Porter Law Group can help you pursue maximum compensation through litigation or settlement negotiations. 

Contact the Porter Law Group for a free consultation with our experienced construction accident lawyers and find out how we can help hold all responsible parties fully accountable. Justice and recovery are possible despite these companies' reluctance to accept responsibility.

Who Can be Held Liable?  

Determining legal accountability involves investigating the root causes and oversights leading to the incident. Some possibilities of those that can be held liable include:

  • General Contractors: Site managers failing to enforce hazardous material handling protocols, adequate subcontractor training, electrical precautions, or stop work orders when fire risks are extreme. 
  • Subcontractors: Specialty trades like welders, electricians, and plumbers conduct negligent work directly triggering explosions, fires, or gas leaks. 
  • Architects & Engineers: Design professionals and consultants approving building plans lacking proper fire containment and prevention safeguards. 
  • Manufacturers & Suppliers: Companies distributing defective equipment that malfunctions and sparks blazes or volatile chemicals/explosives that fuel major explosions. 

Injuries From Construction Fires and Explosions 

Construction fires and explosions can spark in an instant, but leave victims and families dealing with profound physical suffering, emotional trauma, and financial devastation that lasts for years. Those injured often face a lifetime of medical treatments, permanent disability, PTSD, inability to return to work, and intense stress over how to pay mounting bills.

Grieving families may struggle with funeral costs, loss of their loved one's income, and watching children grow up now without a parent. Common injuries that occur from construction fires and explosions are:

  • Third and fourth-degree burns over large areas of the body, requiring extensive skin grafting and reconstruction surgery 
  • Blindness and respiratory damage from smoke inhalation 
  • Traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, and spinal cord damage from falling objects or debris 
  • Orthopedic injuries like crushed limbs or amputations requiring prosthetics
  • Severe emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder 

Pursuing Accountability and Compensation

Victims severely harmed by negligent safety practices may be eligible to pursue compensation for all accident-related expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

The dedicated team at the Porter Law Group can fully investigate the causes and liability while aggressively advocating for your best interests during settlement negotiations or litigation. Call the Porter Law Group at 833-PORTER9, or e-mail us at info@porterlawteam.com.

Last Updated on January 3, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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