Those injured by fires, explosions, and electrocution while at work or
on a construction site may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
As experienced Poughkeepsie construction site attorneys, we also know
that we may be representing the rights of a person whose spouse was killed
during one of these accidents.
Fires and explosions in a construction accident can be caused, as you may
know, by any number of hazards. Some can be controlled, such as preventing
smoking at the worksite; others cannot always be controlled, such as static
electricity. However, what can be controlled so as to prevent foreseeable
harm to persons must be controlled, even if the danger is from naturally
occurring static electricity.
Gas and chemicals leaking into the worksite have caused mass injuries and
death. Welding sparks may ignite flammable material, defective and misused
equipment also causes fires, and of course improperly trained employees
may be the cause of fires and explosions.
It is common knowledge that certain types of materials and manufacturing
processes are heavily regulated. A violation of New York statutes may
be negligence per se if the statute was designed to prevent the type of
harm that occurred and if it was designed to protect the class of persons
who were hurt.
In addition to receiving compensation based on a statutory violation, an
entity may be liable based on their negligence or on the negligence of
others if there is some form of agency between the employer and negligent
party. You have to remember that injuries due to fires, explosions, and
electrocution, are some of the most severe encountered at the worksite.
Moreover, these types of accidents typically affect the neighborhoods
surrounding the site of the accident. If one survives these types of accidents,
long term and permanent disability may ensue.
Particularly unique is the care required by patients suffering from burns
and electrocution. These injuries take months and even years to recover
from with costs typically exceeding that covered by insurance. Moreover,
the injured parties may not be able to return to work for a long time,
if they can return to work at all.
Any and all medical costs that you have paid out of pocket for the injuries
caused by negligent parties can be recovered from the offending parties.
Pain and suffering can be recovered. Lost income and loss of earning potential
is recoverable. Also remember that future medical costs may be recovered as well.
Are you interested in learning more about construction accidents and the
various duties? Visit our latest article here covering these details here
and return each day this week for more information. Visit some of the
other posts this week about scaffolding falls, falls from ladders, injuries
caused by falling debris, and make sure to check out our scaffolding and
ladder safety tips!
Our construction accident attorneys at Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor,
P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of
personal injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious personal injury accidents,
particularly throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie,
and Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
convenient contact form here.