Explosion And Burn Injuries
Those who have suffered painful burns and significant scarring in construction accidents face many difficult questions. Who will pay for my medical care? If I suffer permanent damage, can I receive compensation? How will I make up for the wages lost due to my injury?
At Godosky & Gentile, our lawyers provide the honest answers and assertive advocacy that those injured in construction site explosion and burn accidents need. We draw on our decades of experience and proven litigation strategies to help our clients maximize the compensation they receive from the parties who are responsible for their injuries. Our attorneys — including a law professor and a contributor to one of New York’s leading legal treatises — have gained a reputation as a leading resource for the legal community. Their dedication to legal excellence led to our firm being named as a Tier One firm (the highest ranking) by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication.
Our firm has not only helped establish groundbreaking legal precedents, but also achieve some of the largest personal injury recoveries in New York state’s history. This includes a $15 million burn injury settlement for a building superintendent who suffered second- and third-degree burns due to explosion of polyurethane that was being applied to flooring in his building.
Common Causes Of Burn Injuries At Construction Sites
Construction sites are filled with fuel sources, high-voltage wires and many other objects with the potential to cause explosions or burns that lead to severe injury or death. Some of the most common causes of burn and explosion injuries include:
- Defective fuel lines
- Exploding fuel tanks
- Gas line explosion
- Live electrical wires
- Improperly marked electrical wiring
- Exploding cleaning products
- Welding equipment
Burns can also result from the many toxic substances that are used at construction sites. These injuries are just as severe as electrical burns or thermal burns; seek medical attention as soon as possible after any type of burn injury.
Contact The Firm
Call 212-742-9700 to arrange a free consultation with our explosion and burn injury attorneys. We serve clients in the Bronx and all other parts of New York City, and throughout all of the tri-state region.