Brooklyn Electrocution Injury Attorney
Did an electrocution accident cause you to suffer injuries?
One of the main causes of work-related injuries and fatalities on Brooklyn construction sites is electrocution, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Many of them are the result of negligence rather than accidental. Electrocution risks are always high, but due to the amount of machinery and wire in construction zones and job sites, they are particularly dangerous.
Whatever the reason for the injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain the compensation to pay for medical expenses or other damages you may have incurred if your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence. Additionally, the at-fault party is sometimes a large corporation with a formidable legal staff that will battle to deny you the money you need for a complete recovery.
Brandon J. Broderick’s personal injury lawyers are here to assist you in your hour of need, by taking care of everything required to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Simply give us a call and ask for assistance. That's how easy it is. Our clients' needs come first, and we prioritize them. We have earned the trust of many individuals and families, and we will continue to assist and support workers in Brooklyn and New York.
Main Electrocution Injury Types
Workers are sometimes required to work in close proximity to electric systems that are operational and energized, sometimes deenergized, or whose energy status is unknown.
Injuries from electrocution have been divided by the source of the charge into four primary groups by experts:
- Lightning Injuries: These types of injuries are generated by low duration, high voltage charges, such as those in a lightning strike, and the majority of the damage will likely be exterior or surface-level.
- Flash injuries: These injuries simply hurt the victim's skin; they do not harm any deeper layers.
- Flame injuries: These can occur if an electric charge causes clothing or other materials that come into contact with the victim to catch fire.
- True electrical injuries: These can happen if the victim joins an electrical circuit that allows electricity to pass through one side of their body and out the other.
Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, for a free and private case consultation if you or a loved one were electrocuted on a construction site.
Common Electrocution-Related Injuries:
An electrocution can be painful and result in a wide range of injuries that you and others on Brooklyn construction sites should be aware of. Some of these injuries include:
- Issues swallowing, seeing and / or hearing
- Muscle pain and spasms
- Skin burns
- Trouble breathing or lung failure
- Heart Attack
- Irregular or stopped heartbeat
- Tingling or numbness
- Broken bones
New York Labor Laws are in Place to Protect Workers
Strict labor laws – designed to safeguard workers while they are on the job – are in place in Brooklyn, New York. You may hold a property owner or contractor legally and financially liable for your injuries if it's determined that they have violated a labor law and you were injured as a result.
If one of these regulations were broken, the contractors can still be held accountable, even if the injured parties were at fault. We advise you to speak with an experienced construction accident attorney about your case because New York's labor laws and personal injury laws might be complicated.
What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled to?
Electrical injury victims are entitled to compensation for all costs associated with the accident. This might encompass both economic and non-economic charges for current and upcoming expenses. The following costs may be covered by compensation for victims:
- Medical Bills & Costs: Victims of electrocution accidents frequently need to endure considerable care, surgeries, and rehabilitation. Insurance frequently does not pay the entire cost of these therapies. A victim of an electrical accident may be entitled to financial compensation for current and future medical costs related to their injury.
- Missed Pay (Past & Future): Due to their electrocution injuries, many victims may miss work, which will result in lost wages and loss of benefits. An electrocution accident claim may include damages for missed benefits and wages.
- Pain and Suffering: This is a non-economic cost since it accounts for the psychological suffering and ongoing discomfort you will experience as a result of your electrical injury. By taking into account therapeutic expenditures, the length of suffering, and other factors, emotional pain and suffering can be measured.
- Wrongful Death: Families may bring a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one who died by electrocution. Funeral costs, missed wages, and consortium losses are all eligible for compensation.
Should I Have to File a Lawsuit Immediately?
The amount of time a person has after suffering injuries in New York is limited by a statute of limitations. Your entitlement to compensation for your damages will be lost if you don't file within the legal deadline. Because of this, filing a claim – whether it be workers’ comp or a personal injury claim – is of the utmost importance.
Do not hesitate to seek legal representation to help walk you through the process.
Discuss your New York Electrocution Accident with attorney Brandon J. Broderick today
If you have been injured through electrocution in the course of your work on a Brooklyn construction site, it is important that you connect with an experienced Brooklyn construction accident lawyer, such as Brandon J. Broderick, who is familiar with construction site regulations in New York state. Specific provisions are in place to protect construction workers from the hazards associated with working in close proximity to high currents of electricity.
Pick up the phone and call us today. Together, we can discuss your electrocution accident and injury. We are prepared to give you the educated, dedicated legal counsel you require to secure the outcome and compensation that you and your family are entitled to.