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Playgrounds and their equipment are heavily regulated and must meet certain safety requirements. However, new and unexpected hazards can still arise. Last week, a 9-year old Wisconsin boy was burned when the slide he was using suddenly bubbled up and exploded according to a report by Fox News. The cause of this accident is still under investigation as slides of this type are installed in playgrounds all over the world. The slide was manufactured by Landscape Structures Inc. out of Delano, Minnesota.

A discussion was held with a local expert on playgrounds and their installation to determine how something like this could possibly have happened. The expert theorized that there could have been something inside of the plastic slide that caused it to burst, possibly hot air from sitting in the sun, which expanded inside the softened plastic or, perhaps, there was something combustible inside the plastic slide and static shock ignited it. The expert stated that hot air alone should not cause second degree burns. It was also pointed out that there are various warnings on all of the equipment manufactured by Landscape Structures Inc. which include warnings about the surfaces of the playground equipment getting hot and the need for inspection prior to use.

The local expert also explained that playground equipment needs to be maintained and a documented maintenance plan must be in place. This is the responsibility of the owner of the playground equipment. It is unclear at this time if that had any role in this accident, however. In addition, it is important for playground owners to hire Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) which is the industry leading certification program in playground safety as certified by The National Recreation and Park Association.

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Fires are a dangerous reality in New York City given the number of buildings and large population. Early in the morning, more than 200 firefighters responded to a 3-alarm fire, which began around 4:47 a.m. at an 11-story building on 48th Street and 7th Avenue. According to a report by CBS New York, the fire started in the ductwork of a Times Square restaurant called “TSQ Brasserie.” Two injuries were reported, but the extent of the injuries is not yet known. One victim was taken to a local hospital.

Fire and explosion accidents can cause severe injuries to victims, which may dramatically alter their standard of living. Victims of fires and explosion accidents may require extensive hospital care and numerous surgeries following the accident. Burn injuries are particularly devastating and can cause a plethora of emotional and physical conditions.

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool accepts its cases on a contingency fees basis. This means that our clients incur absolutely no out-of-pocket fees. No monetary compensation is expected from our clients until and unless we are able to secure compensation on their behalf. In which case, our legal fees are a mere fraction of the compensation that you receive.

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Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as reported by CBS New York. There was serious fire, smoke and water damage to the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It is unclear at this time whether the smoke alarms and fire exits were functioning properly and in compliance with the New York Building code.

Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity Accidents of this nature can cause victims to sustain debilitating and life-altering injuries in addition to resulting in the destruction of property. Unfortunately, the majority of fires are a result of negligent behavior on the part of building owners, landlords, electricians or product manufacturers. It is imperative that these individuals and corporations be held liable for their actions in order to prevent such events from occurring in the future. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool represent individuals who have been injured or family members of individuals killed in fire accidents that have occurred due to the negligence of others. New York State law allows for injured individuals or the family’s of deceased victims to bring forth a claim against the responsible party and recoup compensation for and damages sustained as a result of the fire. Retaining an experienced attorney can expedite the process for you, in addition to ensuring that you receive the maximum possible compensation.

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool accepts its cases on a contingency fees basis. This means that our clients incur absolutely no out-of-pocket fees. No monetary compensation is expected from our clients until and unless we are able to secure compensation on their behalf. In which case, our legal fees are a mere fraction of the compensation that you receive.

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Winter time in New York often results in increased reports of explosions from radiators, boilers and steam pipes in apartment buildings due their increased use as the weather gets colder. A tragedy was reported by the New York Daily News involving a radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment on Hunts Avenue near Lafayette Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Two young girls, both under the age of 5, suffered life-threatening burns from a radiator steam explosion in their Bronx apartment. The girls were rushed by Paramedics to Lincoln Hospital with critical injuries, the details of which are not known at this time.

The critical question in this matter is, of course, what caused the radiator to explode. A detailed investigation must be undertaken to determine if the radiator was old, defective and importantly maintained by the landlord or managing agent for the building in question A claim of negligence could potentially be brought against the landlord or managing agent. on behalf of the children who sustained these injuries.

Explosion accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity Accidents of this nature can cause victims to sustain debilitating and life-altering injuries in addition to resulting in the destruction of property. Unfortunately, a majority of explosions are a result of negligent behavior on the part of building owners, landlords, electricians or product manufacturers. It is imperative that these individuals and corporations be held liable for their actions in order to prevent such events from occurring in the future. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool represent individuals who have been injured or family members of individuals killed in explosion accidents that have occurred due to the negligence of others. New York State law allows for injured individuals or the family’s of deceased victims to bring forth a claim against the responsible party and recoup compensation for and damages sustained as a result of the explosion. Retaining an experienced attorney can expedite the process for you, in addition to ensuring that you receive the maximum possible compensation.

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Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity and are among the more devastating incidents to New York City Residents. On Tuesday night, according to a report by the New York Post, a fire in Brooklyn damaged two buildings in the Cypress Hills section. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. in a vacant three-story building at 420 Lincoln Avenue and quickly spread to an adjacent residential home. One person was kills and others were injured in the blaze.

Accidents of this nature can cause victims to sustain debilitating and life-altering injuries in addition to resulting in the destruction of property. Unfortunately, a majority of fires are a result of negligent behavior on the part of building owners, landlords, electricians or product manufacturers. It is imperative that these individuals and corporations be held liable for their actions in order to prevent such events from occurring in the future. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool represent individuals who have been injured or family members of individuals killed in fire accidents that have occurred due to the negligence of others. New York State law allows for injured individuals or the family’s of deceased victims to bring forth a claim against the responsible party and recoup compensation for and damages sustained as a result of the fire. Retaining an experienced attorney can expedite the process for you, in addition to ensuring that you receive the maximum possible compensation.

In the case that you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury or been killed as a result of a fire accident do not hesitate to contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today at (212)-406-1700 to schedule a free consultation appointment to discuss the legality of your claim.

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In a follow-up to a recent Blog post, and in furtherance of reports concerning Samsung phones, a report from CBS New York reveals that a 6-year old Brooklyn boy was burned while playing a game on his grandmother’s Samsung Galaxy Core cell phone. As described by his mother, the boy was playing on the phone, which was not being charged at the time, when the phone burst into flames. The little boy sustained burns to his hand.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that there may be serious defects associated with Samsung cell phone batteries. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have over fifty years of collective experience litigating product liability claims. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to ensure that our clients receive the maximum possible compensation that they deserve.

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While the details of an obvious recall are being worked out, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to turn the off and to stop charging and using them. The risk of fire and explosion associated with the battery for the popular cell phone is a great risk to the health and safety of the consumer. In a report by ABC News, the dangers and incidents associated with these phones is well-documented. Fires have been reported and a recall is imminent.

Large corporations in the United States are responsible for selling a plethora of products to consumers each year and in turn, collecting billions of dollars in profits. These corporations, according to New York State law have a legal, as well as a moral, obligation to ensue that there products are safe for use and consumption and are not defective in any manner.

In the case where the product could be potentially harmful to the consumer’s safety, it is imperative that these corporations provide a proper warning. If corporations fail to provide the aforementioned warnings and knowingly and thus, negligently, sell dangerous products that may injure or seriously harm consumers, such companies can be held liable for their actions. Unfortunately, many of the injuries that result due to defective products could have been prevented had the manufacturer exercised the required degree of caution during the design of the product or provided consumers with adequate warnings regarding the hazardous consequences of using the product in a certain way.

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The summer months continue to provide examples of negligence and improper maintenance concerning amusement parks, carnivals and other seasonal attractions. In a report by the New York Daily News, on Tuesday, 6 children received electrical shocks from a Boardwalk ride at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut. All were rushed to the hospital, with one child suffering burns to his hand from touching a metal bar as he exited the ride. The exact cause of this incident remains under investigation.

Electrical injuries are often caused by negligence and a failure to follow established safety protocols for the grounding of electrical wires. Electrical shock injuries can dramatically alter your quality of life, causing debilitating injuries to your body and organs. Victims of electrical accidents often experience permanent damage to the skin, nervous system, hearing, vision, and more. They also regularly experience seizures and heart attacks. In many cases, contact with an electrical current can cause death or paralysis. Should you survive contact with the electrical source, you may suffer from the damaging effects for the rest of your life.

If you have suffered an electrical injury, or if you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to electrocution, consult with our legal team at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. Your electrical accidents may be the result of negligence. To find out whether negligence played a part in your injuries, speak with us today. Our New York personal injury attorneys dedicate ourselves to helping victims uncover the truth and seek justice for their injuries.

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A fire in a New York City skyscraper is a serious and potentially deadly occurrence. On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, a fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. in a 12th floor machinery room in a skyscraper at 30 Broad Street near Exchange Place. According to a report by CBS New York, the New York City Fire Department had 26 units and 84 firefighters at the scene. A spokesman from the FDNY said three people have been injured, with one suffering serious burn injuries.

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Fire and explosion accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity Accidents of this nature can cause victims to sustain debilitating and life-altering injuries in addition to resulting in the destruction of property. Unfortunately, majority of fires and explosions are a result of negligent behavior on the part of building owners, landlords, electricians or product manufacturers. It is imperative that these individuals and corporations be held liable for their actions in order to prevent such events from occurring in the future. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool represent individuals who have been injured or family members of individuals killed in fire and explosion accidents that have occurred due to the negligence of others. New York State law allows for injured individuals or the family’s of deceased victims to bring forth a claim against the responsible party and recoup compensation for and damages sustained as a result of the fire. Retaining an experienced attorney can expedite the process for you, in addition to ensuring that you receive the maximum possible compensation.

In the case that you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury or been killed as a result of a fire or explosion accident do not hesitate to contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today at (212)-406-1700 to schedule a free consultation appointment to discuss the legality of your claim.

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A British man sustained serious burn injuries when the battery of his e-cigarette exploded while in his pants causing them to catch fire. He sustained serious burn injuries to his leg necessitating skin graft surgeries and leaving him with permanent scarring.

Consumer products have become remarkably safe over the years, but there is still the potential for certain products to cause injury to consumers for a variety of reasons. Products liability cases are among the most complex cases to litigate in New York and other jurisdictions as they require detailed expert analysis and testimony along with knowledgeable attorneys competent to handle such cases.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or death resulting from the use of a defective product, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see if you have grounds for a claim, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Our attorneys are selective about the cases we take, which allows us to concentrate on representing clients who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a defective product.