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Brooklyn Electrocution Accident Lawyer

Most of us have a healthy respect for the dangers of electricity. We are aware that even a minor shock can be painful and that severe incidents can lead to serious injury or death. Even with this knowledge, there are more than 30,000 non-fatal electric shock incidents every year.

Electric shock accidents have the potential to cause serious injury and can result in expensive medical bills piling up while the victim is temporarily or permanently unable to work. If you are involved in a Brooklyn electrocution accident, it might be possible to recover compensation for any losses.

Electrocution accident cases can be complex. How the case needs to be handled will depend on factors such as whether it happened at a private residence or a commercial business and if it occurred at work. This is why hiring a Brooklyn electrocution accident attorney can be highly beneficial.

At Shulman & Hill, we understand the complicated nature of electrocution accident lawsuits and we are here to help you through the process. We have the experience and the skills to help you file both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit if applicable, and can negotiate on your behalf to help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

Brooklyn Electrocution Accidents

An electrocution accident occurs when a person somehow comes in contact with an electrical current and electricity travels through the body. This can happen by touching an exposed wire, handling an appliance or piece of equipment with faulty wiring, or by coming in contact with an overhead electrical line.

The construction industry has the highest rate of workplace electrocution injuries. As you might expect, most of the victims are electricians, but it can happen to any worker on a job site. Electrocution accidents can be a risk for plumbers, carpenters, masons, sheetrock installers, painters, and more.

While construction workers are at the highest risk for electrocution accidents, it does not mean that other work environments are free from risk. As an experienced electrocution accident law firm in Brooklyn, the attorneys at Shulman & Hill can tell you that workers in maintenance and repair, utilities, and transportation all have a risk for electrocution. Even an office worker could potentially be electrocuted by a faulty outlet or a damaged electrical cord.

How Electrocution Injuries Occur

Living in an electrified world means that there are a lot of ways a person could be injured by electricity. Whether the electric shock injury happens at work or during your personal time, it is an unexpected event and it can be very damaging.

For construction workers and electricians, one of the most common ways to be injured is by coming in contact with an overhead power line. In many cases, it is indirect contact: The worker touches a piece of equipment that is in contact with the power line, and the electrical current travels through the equipment to the worker.

Another common way these injuries may occur is when a worker drills or cuts into a wall. They may not realize there is live electrical wiring in the wall and they accidentally touch the wires with the cutting tool or equipment.

There might also be issues with improperly installed or poorly maintained equipment. Maybe you are working with a piece of heavy machinery or equipment and it has not been wired properly or there are frayed wires. When you turn the equipment on or engage it in some way, a current travels through the equipment and causes an injury.

Regardless of the cause, you should speak with a Brooklyn electrocution accident lawyer if you were injured by an electric shock while working. A lawyer will be able to evaluate your claim and help you protect your rights to compensation.

Types of Injuries

Our team at Shulman & Hill has seen all sorts of electrocution accident injuries. We know that they can vary in severity and we understand how difficult the recovery can be. The following are some of the more common electrocution injuries:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Stroke
  • Neurological damage
  • Muscle and nerve damage
  • Electrical burns
  • Burns from clothing that might catch fire during the incident
  • Organ damage
  • Injuries resulting from a fall after an electrical shock, including broken bones, TBI, and spinal cord injuries

Why Hire a Brooklyn Electrocution Accidents Law Firm?

Working with an electrocution accident law firm in Brooklyn can be one of the best ways to ensure fair compensation. A skilled personal injury lawyer can understand the scope of your injuries and how they affect your life.

Depending on the severity of the electrical injuries, you might have expensive medical bills, the need for long-term treatment, lost income and diminished earning capacity. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent property owner or contractor.

Consult With Shulman & Hill

Most people may not realize the complexities of filing a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Without a skilled electrocution accident lawyer in Brooklyn, it can be hard to negotiate with insurance carriers who may try to deny or undervalue the compensation you most likely are entitled to.

With Shulman & Hill, you have a team of dedicated Brooklyn electrocution accident attorneys ready to fight for your rights. We will show your case the care it deserves and we will work hard to make sure you get a fair settlement or verdict. Get started with your claim today by scheduling a free, no-obligation legal consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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