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Protecting the Rights of Those Who Protect Us

The events of September 11, 2001 cast a very public spotlight on the unique dangers faced by New York’s firefighters. They faced those dangers before that terrible day, and they still face them today. That’s the rule, and every firefighter understands it.

Nevertheless, when negligence, carelessness or deliberate acts such as arson make the job even more dangerous than it has to be, it may be time to exercise the muscle of New York General Municipal Law § 205-a and New York General Obligations Law § 11-106. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping firefighters and their families go after the justice they deserve:

  • Nearly $4 million for a Bronx firefighter who sustained facial burns in a fire where floor-refinishing work was being done. Held accountable were the building owner, the flooring contractor he hired and the manufacturers of the highly flammable flooring chemicals
  • Final payments on a $2 million+ settlement with Con Ed on behalf of 270 firefighters and emergency workers exposed to toxic chemicals at a Staten Island generating plant fire
  • $1.75 million on behalf of two Bronx firefighters injured at an apartment building that lacked proper firestopping in violation of statutory codes. One fireman injured his neck, back and shoulder when a portion of a ceiling fell on him and the other injured his knee after slipping on stairwell debris
  • $800,000 for a firefighter who sustained career-ending neck injuries when a ceiling collapsed
  • $850,000 for a Bronx firefighter who sustained a severe head injury in a building with multiple code violations
  • $650,000 for a Brooklyn firefighter who sustained a serious hand injury in an improperly maintained stairwell

For questions about firefighter injuries or other personal injury claims, contact Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson for a free initial consultation.


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