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New York Jobsite Explosion Injuries Attorney

Injuries caused by explosions are often catastrophic, and even fatal. They are unique to certain occupational situations, such as combat, construction, firefighting, and mining. Unfortunately, acts of terror are also causes of explosion-related injuries and death. Some of the injuries sustained after an explosion include unique types of concussions, burns, and internal damages. Unfortunately, construction workers are at risk for explosion injuries because blasting is a form of demolition. Additionally, heavy equipment and machinery can also combust, causing explosions.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or tragically killed in a construction or jobsite explosion, you may be eligible to recover a settlement. Dedicated personal injury firms, like Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo (SPBMC) focus on helping injured workers and families get their lives back after an accident. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Choose SPBMC Attorneys?

SPBMC has proudly served the New York and New Jersey communities for decades. We are a full-service personal injury law firm with attorneys and staff for specific areas of personal injury law – including construction injuries and explosions. You want the compassion, fierce determination, and knowledge of a firm like SPBMC on your side in the courtroom.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We have recovered, in the last 10 years alone, more than $2 billion in settlements for our clients.
  • We tirelessly serve the workforce. Our attorneys serve as general counsel for the rescue workers of 9/11, and as lead counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.
  • We work on a contingency-fee basis. That means we do not charge any legal fees until a settlement is reached. In that case, we receive a predetermined percentage of the settlement.

Common Injuries Associated With Explosions

Explosion injuries are unique in some ways, and similar to other catastrophic injuries in others. These accidents often occur so quickly that victims have little time to react or get away, resulting in a more serious injuries and a higher potential for fatalities.

What are some common explosion injuries?

  • Blunt trauma occurs when debris from the exploded object hits the victim hard enough to inflict injury or death.
  • Burns occur when the explosion creates fire and heat, and the victim is within that fire or very near it.
  • Blast lung is the most common cause of an explosion-related fatality because it causes respiratory difficulty, failure, or hypoxia with or without trauma to the chest.
  • Smoke inhalation, sometimes related to blast lung, causes injury and long-term damage to victims. Sometimes this condition is temporary, but in other cases it can be life threatening.

Causes of Worksite Explosions

Explosions occur for many reasons on worksites. What are the most common?

  • Dynamite used for demolition is set off with individuals present.
  • Engines or electronic components of heavy machinery explode.
  • Caustic or hazardous chemicals onsite combust.

Worksites often contain chemicals, heavy equipment, and even industrial-grade dynamite, so they present a greater risk for explosions than most other job sites. Personal injuries caused by explosions also occur to those who work in the military, oilfields and mines.

Legal Help for Work-Related Explosion and Blast Injuries

If you or someone you love experienced injury or wrongful death due to a workplace construction explosion, you are likely entitled to a compensatory award. Though taking your case to court cannot undo what happened, reaching a settlement for damages can recoup medical expenses and mitigate some hardship, while helping you get your life back. We provide the compassion, care, and information you need, while giving your case the hard-hitting, fierce legal prowess it deserves. Contact the attorneys at SPBMC today for a free consultation.