His clients call Michael Lamonsoff “The Bull” because he never stops fighting for them. Thanks to “The Bull” and his team of top-rated litigators, the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC., is consistently rated as one of the top personal injury law firms in New York City.
Construction Site Fire and Explosion Accident Lawyers
Every year in New York City we hear about fires or explosions on construction sites, in buildings that are under renovation, and even in underground tunneling construction sites. The dangers that construction fires and explosions present to those working on the construction site are substantial, and the risk of serious injury from such an event is also great.
When a fire happens on a construction site, we are always hoping that there has been no serious injury or loss of life. If you or a loved one have been the unfortunate victim of such a fire or explosion, you are no doubt already aware of the substantial and long-lasting changes that you are facing. Extensive medical treatment may be required for a long time, or you may be facing a situation of permanent disfigurement or disability.
To make sure that you preserve all of your legal rights and options, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, right away. With more than $500 million recovered for our clients, we can help you pursue your claim and get the compensation that you need to recover fully from your injuries. A free consultation with one of our top-rated attorneys will help you to move into your recovery process with added peace of mind.
What makes a construction explosion or fire so dangerous?
Fires are dangerous under any circumstances, but a fire on a construction site poses many added threats. Buildings under construction, for example, often have large quantities of combustible material on site: plastics, paneling, paints, gases, and even refuse. Chemicals, gases and other toxins can be particularly harmful when ignited, causing substantial injury to anyone unfortunate enough to be working on the site.
In addition, buildings under construction may lack many or all of the fire reduction or safety features that the finished building will have. Fire sprinkler systems and fire alarms might not have been fully installed. Adequate fire rated enclosures and building divisions may not yet be present, and other features that are commonly a part of a fire-safe New York high-rise may not yet be present.
How can construction fires and explosions be prevented?
State and federal guidelines and regulations require that property owners, contractors and supervisors follow fire prevention protocols and have a plan for successful fire evacuation on every site.
Some of the important guidelines that are used to prevent fires include:
- “Hot work” such as welding must be performed only after a permit has been issued;
- Fire extinguishers must be present and adequate;
- Fire retardant blankets must be used where appropriate;
- Workers must receive adequate training in fire prevention and evacuation;
- Combustible materials must be stored away from any hot work areas.
My husband is a construction worker and was injured while on the job. We were referred to Michael and retaining him was a wonderful decision.
Michael advised us not to accept several inadequate offers that were presented to us. He knew what my husband’s case was worth, and he didn’t want him to settle for any less than his injury deserved.
Shortly before the case was scheduled to go to trial, an offer was made that even Michael knew we couldn’t refuse, and my husband accepted.
Even through my husband’s hardest times, working with Michael made things easier. He reassured us the whole way that we were in good hands, and he stayed true to his words. He didn’t just treat my husband as a client, he genuinely cared about his health and future. As such, we would recommend Michael to our friends and family, and wouldn’t think twice about working with him again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Why do I need an attorney to help me after a construction fire accident?
Construction fire cases can be complex, and an experienced construction accident attorney is vital if you want to be sure that you receive complete compensation for your losses, pain and suffering. Construction site owners, developers, contractors, and others are responsible for ensuring your safety on a jobsite, but they are often slow to admit responsibility when someone gets hurt.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff will fight aggressively to ensure that every violation of safety rules or regulations is uncovered, and will help you bring a lawsuit to bring all of those responsible for your injuries to justice. Our team of experienced attorneys, staff, investigators and experts will work tirelessly to investigate your case, and make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Contact us for help with your fire or explosion accident claim
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have many years of experience in dealing with difficult and complex construction accident claims, including those arising from construction fires and explosions. You can expect them to investigate your case thoroughly, and fight hard on your behalf.
Contact our office at 212- 962-1020 for a FREE CONSULTATION any time.
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