The New York construction accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm specialize in all types of construction site incidents including electrocution accidents.
According to statistics, more than 400 construction workers are killed due to electrocution injuries at construction sites nationwide. Many electrocution accidents are preventable. Depending on the severity and length of the electrical shock, a worker may suffer a slight injury to the skin or major damage to vital internal organs. Contact the electrocution accident lawyers at the F&A construction site injury law firm at (212) 222-1111. We work with top fire safety and electrical engineering experts to help prove liability against constructions site owners and contractors. We also work with top medical specialists including neurologists, orthopedists, plastic surgeons, and others to coordinate a client’s medical care ensuring the best medical treatment which will in turn ensure the strongest damages presentation at trial.Electrocution presents a real and serious threat on a construction site. In fact, electrocution is so prevalent that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has named it one of construction’s “Fatal Four.” Electrocution is one of the leading causes of occupational injury in construction workers – with subcontractors and utility workers being the most vulnerable.
Electrical injury occurs when strong electrical current travels through a victim’s body, which can produce a range of negative outcomes. Some of the most common injuries in electrocution include:
Electrical injuries affect everyone differently. However, they often lead to both short- and long-term effects. Some of the most common symptoms following an electrocution include:
Some of these symptoms could be indicative of a serious neurological or cardiac injury. It’s essential that every worker who comes into contact with electricity seek immediate medical care.
New York State requires all employers carry no-fault workers’ compensation insurance in the event a worker experiences an injury. This prohibits you from suing your employer for negligence in exchange for collecting benefits that cover your medical care and a portion of your salary. On the other hand, there are often third parties involved that may be responsible for your injuries – and their negligence may give rise to a personal injury claim. Here are some examples of claims against third parties on construction sites:
Your construction injury may give rise to a third-party negligence claim when someone other than your employer is to blame. Even if you’re collecting workers’ compensation benefits, it’s important to schedule a meeting with a construction injury attorney who can help you explore additional legal options.
Victims of electrical injury often require extensive medical care and may miss long periods of work. Workers’ compensation benefits only cover a portion of your salary, so you might find it difficult to make ends meet while you’re recovering. This is where a personal injury claim can be helpful. Frekhtman & Associates is committed to helping New York construction workers gain compensation for their injuries, including pain and suffering. For more information about third-party negligence claims, please contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with our firm.