After decades of increased safety awareness and regulation, one might expect that explosions would be fairly uncommon in today’s workplace. On the contrary, though, job-related explosions are surprisingly frequent — and often fatal.
Most workplace explosions in New York happen because of negligence, meaning that an employer or a third party failed to take reasonable precautions that could have prevented the explosion or the injuries.
When that happens, New York personal injury law dictates that the responsible parties should have to pay for the victims’ damages. Compensation is available for hospital and medical expenses, time away from work, pain, impairment, emotional distress, and suffering relating to the loss of a loved one.
How Can an Experienced Attorney Help?
Workplace explosions do happen in New York and compensation is available for victims. The attorneys on the other side will do everything they can to minimize their clients’ liability, which is why you need an experienced advocate on your side. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, our experienced workplace explosion attorneys will work tirelessly to recover every penny of the money you’re owed under the law.
No one can undo the trauma that a workplace explosion causes, but at the very least, victims and their families should know that they aren’t facing an uphill battle alone.
We will stand by your side. We will take on the defendants and hold them accountable for the damage they’ve caused. We will leverage our considerable experience to put you in the best possible position for recovery. We will give you the guidance and support you need to get through a difficult time.
Our law firm represents victims of workplace explosions throughout the entire state of New York, including (but not limited to) NYC, Manhattan, and the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and New York.
The information below will help you understand the law on job-related negligence, why these accidents happen, and how you can increase your likelihood of success by hiring workplace explosion attorneys in New York — without having to pay any attorney fees upfront.
What Causes Workplace Explosions? How Do You Establish Liability?
Workplace explosions usually happen because the employers failed to properly address a known safety hazard. Or, even if the employers didn’t know about the hazard, they may still be liable if we can prove that they should have known. The latter is referred to as “constructive knowledge.”
Employers often find themselves held responsible for:
- Violating safety regulations
- Providing inadequate safety training for employees
- Allowing a dangerous condition to persist
- Failing to reasonably inspect working conditions / premises
- Using faulty or outdated technology or equipment
- Allowing corroded metal to stay in place
- Failing to address fire or electrical hazards
- Failing to take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their employees or the public.
As workplace explosion attorneys in New York City, we often travel to explosion sites to survey the scene for ourselves, bringing respected industrial experts along with us. The relationships we’ve developed with respected engineers and other experts have proven to be invaluable assets for our clients. When needed, they can often serve as expert witnesses in support of your claim at trial.
Experienced Workplace Explosion Attorneys in New York City: Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a workplace explosion in New York, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. An experienced lawyer in our office can help you pursue justice both in and outside of the New York Workers Compensation system whenever possible. Our job is to uncover every penny you deserve, and we take it seriously.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our workplace explosion attorneys in New York City, please contact Kaplan Lawyers PC as soon as possible. Remember: we do not charge for our services unless and until we recover money for you. But because a time limit may apply to your claim, you should contact us right away. We’re here for you.