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New York Explosion Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction workers face daily threats of work-related accidents from numerous hazards, including explosions. An injury from an explosion construction accident can bring high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Worker’s compensation doesn’t always cover your medical damages and other bills. However, if a third party is responsible for your accident, you may be entitled to seek additional compensation. Let an experienced New York explosion construction accident attorney from Meirowitz & Wasserberg pursue the compensation you deserve for all the damages you’ve suffered. 

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An explosion construction accident is just one of the perils workers face at New York City worksites. The City that Never Sleeps is constantly buzzing with construction activity, and the people who risk their safety to make it happen deserve protection.

Whether you were working on old construction to preserve the city’s history or new construction to keep it vibrant, you deserve protection from workplace accidents. If you were hurt in a New York City explosion construction accident or otherwise injured on the job, the experienced and skilled personal injury attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg can help.

Why Choose Meirowitz & Wasserberg?

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our personal injury attorneys have decades of combined legal experience. We are ranked as Super Lawyers and among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers. Our team has secured over $360 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including $28.5 million in a New York City asbestos case.

Our client testimonials show our dedication, compassion, and willingness to fight at every step of a case. We will always answer any questions you and your family may have, and we never back down from a fight with a deep-pocketed corporation or their insurance company.

To help you get fair compensation after a construction explosion or other accident, our dedicated attorneys will:

  • Gather evidence, including witness statements
  • Investigate the construction site and company for past incidents that led to injuries
  • Notify the court and the other party of your intent to sue
  • Engage in settlement negotiations to try and secure maximum damages
  • Prepare you for depositions or court appearances
  • If necessary, fight vigorously on your behalf in the courtroom
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Why You Need a Lawyer After a NYC Explosion Construction Accident

Explosion construction accident cases are complex and challenging to navigate without the help of a highly experienced legal team. Several parties could be responsible for your injuries, including your employers, equipment manufacturers, or other negligent parties. In some cases, more than one party is liable, and understanding how to sue them is critical to getting the compensation you deserve.

Our NYC construction accident attorneys have experience fighting large corporations and insurance companies. We understand the tactics they try to use to reduce your settlement or avoid responsibility altogether. You need a strong advocate on your side when the liable parties try to bully you into an unfair or no settlement.

Statute of Limitations in NYC Explosion Construction Accident Cases

You must file a personal injury lawsuit within three years of your NYC construction accident date. 

If you are also filing a workers’ compensation claim, you must notify your employer within 30 days and file your full claim within two years.

If your loved one died due to a construction accident, you have two years to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney from Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP can help you file your case on time and fight for compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Steps To Take After an NYC Explosion Construction Accident

Your health is your priority, so seek medical attention after a NYC explosion construction accident. Be sure to tell your care team you were hurt on the job.

Gather contact information from your employer and any witnesses to your accident. If you can, take pictures or videos of the area of your accident.

File your workers’ compensation claim and keep all of your medical evidence. Contact an experienced attorney immediately. There are NYC construction laws that your employer must follow. 

Who is Liable for Construction Accidents in NYC?

Potential Compensation in Explosion Construction Cases

The compensation you can pursue for your injuries depends on who is responsible.

If you were injured on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. You can seek medical benefits and wage replacement for lost time from work. However, in a workers’ compensation case, you cannot seek non-economic damages like emotional distress and pain and suffering. 

You generally cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. However, in some cases, negligent contractors, manufacturers of defective products, property owners, or other third parties may be responsible for your injuries. In those cases, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. Your Meirowitz & Wasserberg personal injury attorney can help you collect economic and non-economic damages after a construction accident to compensate you for the following losses:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Survivor benefits

Common Causes of Explosion Construction Accidents in New York City

Explosions and fires happen frequently at construction sites due to combustible chemicals and heavy equipment. Your accident may result from poor planning, poor execution, or an attempt to save money, regardless of the human cost. 

Some of the things that cause construction explosions include the following:

  • Improper storage of chemicals
  • Equipment failure
  • Lack of adherence to state safety guidelines
  • Open gas lines that should have been closed before other construction work
  • Fires from other causes that reach gas lines

If you were hurt in a construction explosion in NYC, you deserve compensation from everyone involved. Workers’ compensation helps but doesn’t cover everything. If other parties were responsible, you deserve compensation from them.

Preventing Explosion Construction Accidents in New York City

Always follow all safety precautions at work to help prevent explosion construction accidents, but the onus is on employers, contractors, property owners, and equipment manufacturers to ensure you are safe. 

Some key measures to prevent explosion accidents include the following:  

  • Rigorous training
  • Proper storage of chemicals
  • Proper inspection and maintenance of equipment and machinery
  • Marking the location of gas mains and power lines
  • Usage of adequate personal protective equipment
  • Regular safety meetings
  • Continuous education and review of safety standards

Get Help From the Experienced Team at Meirowitz & Wasserberg

Whether you were hurt in an explosion construction accident or some incident at a construction site, our lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg can help. We will fight during settlement negotiations or at trial to get you the maximum damages you deserve. 

If you or a loved one were hurt on a construction site, contact us on our website today or call us at 212-897-1988 for a free consultation.

FAQs About NYC Falling Object Construction Accidents

Our attorneys get a lot of questions about construction explosions and other construction accidents. These are some of the most frequently asked questions.

Any number of accidents can happen on a construction site, and if you are injured, you deserve compensation. Whether it was an explosion, falling scaffolding, or a slip-and-fall, you deserve compensation if someone else’s negligence led to your injuries. You may be entitled to pursue a premises liability claim. Contact our NYC slip-and-fall lawyers to learn more.

Your compensation from your accident depends on several factors, such as the extent of your injuries, how long you cannot work, and the other effects it has on your life.

Your employer does not get to decide who was at fault for your accident. However, if someone else was at fault, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them. One of the reasons to work with the tenacious team at Meirowitz & Wasserberg is that we have decades of experience with these claims. We know how to investigate, determine who is responsible, and pursue the maximum compensation available to you. 

Corporations and insurance companies sometimes make lowball offers to make claims go away. The best way to know if their settlement offer is fair is to have lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg evaluate their offer, ensure no one else was at fault, and investigate whether you deserve more.

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