Burn, electrocution and explosion injury lawsuits in New York
New York is home to some of the world’s most ambitious construction projects, and New Yorkers are likely familiar with the sight of huge pieces of machinery being moved from one location to another. While jobs on these projects are often coveted, they can also be extremely hazardous. Those employed in construction or other forms of heavy industry are exposed to risks that workers in other fields do not face, and accidents involving fires, explosions or electricity cause some of the most serious injuries suffered by these workers.
If you have been injured in this kind of accident, you likely required intensive and painful medical treatment. You are probably also facing the prospect of prolonged physical therapy before you are able to return to work. If your injuries are severe, you may be forced to seek future work that is less physically demanding at lower rates of pay. You may also have suffered long term consequences such as the loss of a limb or other permanent disability.
While some workplace accidents are unavoidable, many others are caused by negligent actions. You may be able to pursue civil remedies if your employer did not provide a safe working environment because they did not follow mandated safety protocols or you were provided with substandard equipment or inadequate training. You could also file a lawsuit if oversight at the workplace was lax or required maintenance was not performed in a timely manner.
An Accident Attorney with experience in this area may be able to assess the case of an injured worker and advise them regarding their legal options. If you have been injured in a workplace accident and would like more information about pursuing a lawsuit, please visit our page dealing with injuries resulting from fire, explosions or electrocution.