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Fires and explosions cause serious injuries and fatalities to workers every year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fires claimed 53 workers’ lives in the U.S. during 2014; explosions killed 84 workers. Many more people suffered serious injuries in workplace fires and explosions since these statistics were published.
If you were injured in an explosion or fire on the job, the attorneys of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C., can help you obtain financial compensation for your losses. We are highly skilled and have decades of experience in handling workers’ compensation claims. We can evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible to file a third-party personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ comp claim. If so, we will pursue financial compensation for all of your accident-related losses, including pain and suffering, lost wages or incomes, lost future earning capacity, current and future medical expenses and more.
To discuss your case with an attorney who understands worker’s comp and workplace injury claims, as well as the potential additional compensation associated with third party claims please call one of our offices or contact us online.
Our attorneys are passionate about representing workers injured by fires and explosions in the workplace. We have extensive knowledge of accidents and injuries caused by fires and explosions. Louis M. Drazin, who founded this firm in 1947, and Dennis A. Drazin pioneered product liability claims in NJ against automakers, holding them accountable for exploding gas tanks. Over the years, we have obtained impressive verdicts and settlements for those injured in fires and explosions, including those that happened in a workplace.
We work with respected experts to determine the cause of the fire or explosion. Once we fully understand how the accident occurred, we identify all possible sources of liability and work on your behalf to hold negligent parties accountable.
Those who survive a fire or explosion may suffer permanent disability and need expensive, ongoing medical care. We work with certified life care planners to identify the services you will need for the rest of your life because of the accident. We will factor in your anticipated need for hospital stays, surgeries, clinic visits, prescription drugs, physical and psychological therapy, a personal care attendant, remodeling of your home to make it handicapped-accessible, a motorized wheelchair or a specially equipped vehicle. Once we understand the full extent of your needs, we will consult with an economist who will project the total cost. Then we will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of financial compensation possible.
Fires and explosions can occur in nearly any workplace; construction sites and manufacturing facilities are often associated with this type of tragedy but office buildings and other worksites are also associated with this type of accident. Highway and roadside accidents also lead to fires and/or explosions. Typical claims associated with fire or explosion, include:
In addition to representing injured people, our law firm represents the family members who are entitled to file wrongful death claims for those who died in a fire or explosion.
To speak to an attorney about your workers’ compensation or third party personal injury or wrongful death case, please contact us online or call one of our three locations. From offices in Red Bank, Hazlet and Brick, our attorneys represent clients throughout Central and Southern New Jersey.