There are few things more painful and devastating than a serious burn. And that is why there are strict rules and regulations under the New York State Labor Law and Industrial Code to protect you, whether you are a worker or a resident, from electrical explosions, electrocutions, and fires.
Electrical explosions, electrocutions and fires may occur on work sites or construction sites; or, they may occur in a residential building where tenants live with their families. Of course, these incidents are mostly not intentional. However, often they are the result of recklessness on the part of the building owner or general contractor. And, there are consequences for their inaction; that is, their failure to insure that the building or construction site is up to code, or that their workers are properly trained.
If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of a fire, an electrocution, an electrical arc or explosion, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, disability benefits, and compensation for your pain and suffering, scarring and emotional injuries. Unfortunately, these types of injuries not only are excruciatingly painful, they also require many months and sometimes years of therapy and recovery. Any financial compensation you receive likely will be much-needed.
The moment you are able, seek the advice of legal counsel. Your knowledgeable attorney will guide you through the process and make certain you are compensated while you focus on your recovery.