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Bronx Electrocution Accident Lawyer

Electrocution accidents can happen anywhere: outside of work, in an office, or in a construction or industrial setting. When someone makes contact with an electrical source, the electrical current can course through their body. This can result in numerous injuries, including burns, internal organ damage, and broken bones.

Electrocution can cause both internal and external injuries that may be life-threatening. If you or a loved one were injured in an electrocution accident, you may be entitled to compensation through worker’s compensation benefits and/or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

At Shulman & Hill, our Bronx electrocution accident lawyers can help build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Schedule your free legal consultation to get started.

Common Causes of Bronx Electrocution Accidents

Electrocution accidents can happen anywhere there is an electrical current. Since electricity is ubiquitous in the Bronx, electrocution accidents are fairly common.

Employers are required to follow OSHA standards regarding electrical work and workers should be trained to do everything they can in ensuring a safe workspace for themselves and others. If you notice anything unsafe while working, you should report it immediately. In doing so, you could be preventing an electrocution accident from happening.

Common causes of Bronx electrocution accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Overloaded outlets: When there are too many wires plugged into one outlet, the temperature of the entire system can heat up, leaving an increased risk of a fire or electrocution if you happen to touch the outlet.
  • Contact with power lines: Power lines usually have insulation, but not all of them do. Any contact with power lines can result in electrocution. This includes indirect contact with a tool or vehicle.
  • Faulty products: Frayed, defective, or unprotected electrical wiring in common appliances like hairdryers, chargers, or extension cords can cause electrical shock upon contact.
  • Temporary wiring: Power strips and extension cords are examples of temporary wiring. They should only be used to power smaller devices on a short-term basis since many are not built with surge protection and similar protective measures to prevent fires and electrical shock.
  • Contact with water: Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. If you are working with electronic wiring that has become wet, it is important that you do not touch the affected device and you shut off power immediately.

If you were injured in an electrocution accident, a Bronx electrocution accident attorney at Shulman & Hill may be able to help you. If you were injured at work, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. You may also be eligible for compensation if another party was at fault for your injuries, such as a property owner or contractor. This applies if you were electrocuted outside of work as well: If another party’s negligence resulted in your electrocution, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them.

Types of Electrocution Accident Injuries

The after-effects of an electrical shock can be incredibly serious. The severity of your injuries will depend on how long you were shocked and how many volts you were exposed to. The amount of time after the injury until you received treatment is also important. You should see a doctor or medical professional as soon as possible after being electrocuted.

There are many different types of electric shock injuries. Some of the most common are the following:

  • Internal or external burns
  • Muscle pain or involuntary movements
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chest pains
  • Body aches
  • Paralysis
  • Hearing loss
  • Neurological damage
  • Internal organ damage

Medical treatment for electrocution-related injuries can often result in expensive medical bills. This can be extremely difficult to pay if you are unable to work while you recover from your injuries. In some cases, you may be eligible to recover compensation for these financial losses.

What To Do if You Are Electrocuted in the Bronx

If you or a loved one has been electrocuted, you should get medical attention as soon as possible, even if the injury seems small.

Even small electrical shocks can still cause lasting damage that may go unnoticed. After receiving first aid, you should seek professional medical attention. You will want to receive treatment as soon as you can so that any symptoms that may be unnoticeable at first (such as problems with your heart) are identified.

After receiving medical care, you should contact our Bronx electrocution accident law firm. If we find that you may be eligible for compensation, our Bronx attorneys can gather relevant medical records, accident reports, inspection documentation, and other relevant evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.

Am I Entitled to Compensation After a Bronx Electrocution Accident?

If you were electrocuted at work, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation. As workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance, even if the accident was your fault, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits as long as it occurred while you were working.

If your injury was due to a third party’s negligence, such as a property owner, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. This can result in compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If your loved one was killed in an electrocution accident, you may be eligible for survivor or death benefits through workers’ compensation and/or a wrongful death lawsuit.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

If you were electrocuted or were similarly injured while working in the Bronx, you may be facing expensive medical bills and you might be unsure when you can return to work. At Shulman & Hill, we know that these injuries can deeply impact your life, which is why we fight so hard to recover compensation for our clients. To date, our attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in compensation for our clients throughout New York City.

Call us today at (555) 555-5555 or schedule your free legal consultation online. These cases are time-sensitive, so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.


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