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Manhattan Electrocution Accident Lawyer

As the construction industry continues to boom in Manhattan, the risk of electrocution accidents becomes more prevalent. The consequences for those injured in these accidents can be devastating—and often life-threatening.

Should you or a family member suffer an electrocution-related personal injury or death in Manhattan, you could find yourself in an uphill battle. With expensive medical bills combined with lost wages, it may be worth seeking legal counsel to help recover compensation for your losses.

At Shulman & Hill, we have a proven track record of representing those that have been injured or have lost a loved one in a Manhattan electrocution accident. We can handle every step of your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact our Manhattan electrocution accident lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation.

Electrocution Accident Statistics

Electrocutions are the second highest cause of death in the construction industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 77% of contract worker electrocutions from 2012–2016 involved construction workers. Nearly 60% of these involved direct contact with electricity.

Another study found that construction workers are four times more likely to be electrocuted than workers in all other industries combined. The high risk for electrocution has caused OSHA to name it one of the Focus Four Hazards of construction. Otherwise, utility workers are also extremely vulnerable to electrocution accidents.

Causes of Electrocution Accidents in Manhattan

Most electrocution accidents are a result of contact with a live source of electricity, either directly from a power source or indirectly from equipment or wiring. Examples of equipment that can cause electrocution include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Frayed or damaged electrical cords
  • Light fixtures
  • Control panels
  • Voltage from circuit breaker
  • Transformer
  • Junction boxes
  • Generators
  • Foreign materials that come into contact with a live source (i.e. trees or fences)

Just as there are many materials ripe with the potential for electrocution, there are also many hazards that can cause them. They include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Misuse or improper training
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Incorrectly installed wiring
  • Worn equipment and wiring

In some cases, an investigation is required to identify any negligent parties that may have caused an electrocution accident. A qualified electrocution accident attorney in Manhattan, like those at Shulman & Hill, will have the appropriate resources to lead the investigation.

Types of Injuries from a Manhattan Electrocution Accident

Injuries from an electrocution accident are often wide-ranging in both type and severity. Anyone around a construction site can be at risk of electrocution—especially from indirect contact with live electricity. Not only can an accident directly result in immediate injury or loss of life, but often the secondary damages can be significant. These difficulties can leave victims with long-term physical challenges and disabilities.

Electrocution can wreak havoc on one’s physical health. Potential injuries include prolonged heart problems, nerve damage, severe burns, broken bones, and organ damage. Electrocution accidents can also be fatal.

No matter the cause, personal injury from an electrocution accident can result in a devastating burden on an individual and their family. The physical tolls can be crippling and last a lifetime. Long-term and even permanent disabilities are a possibility.

A first step one can take to help them recover from these damages is seeking help from our Manhattan personal injury law firm. Our experience with electrocution personal injury claims combined with our successful track record can help ensure your case is strong. The personal injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill are committed to helping you pursue compensation to help you move forward after an electrocution accident.

Who is Potentially Liable For a Manhattan Electrocution Accident?

Examples of issues that can result in electrocution include:

  • Insufficient training of workers
  • Shortcomings in code adherence
  • Insufficient supervision
  • Equipment defects
  • Installation errors
  • Failure to warn workers and visitors of electrocution risk
  • Worn or inadequate materials
  • Failure to supply adequate safety equipment
  • Insufficient inspections

The investigation and identification of negligent parties in an electrocution accident is a critical task that can be quite complex. Several parties may have contributed to an accident occurring. Although challenging, properly identifying these negligent parties can be very important in maximizing your chances of receiving compensation for a personal injury.

Preparation is key to building a strong case against any and all potentially liable parties. Medical records, accident reports, and employment and company histories can be crucial pieces of evidence needed to win your case. Our experts at Shulman & Hill can compile this information while you focus on what is most important: recovering from your injuries.

How Do I Pursue Compensation After a Manhattan Electrocution Accident?

If you have been injured or lost a member of your family in a New York City area electrocution accident, conducting an investigation, identifying negligent parties, and compiling evidence to support your claim can be crucial steps towards recovering compensation.

Depending on the details of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. If you were injured on the job, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

If a party other than your employer contributed to your accident, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit can help you recover non-financial losses as well, including pain and suffering.

Families that tragically lost a loved one in a Manhattan electrocution accident may also qualify for compensation through workers’ compensation survivor benefits and/or a wrongful death lawsuit.

To ensure you receive compensation that covers all of your losses, you should partner with our Manhattan attorneys who can help negotiate on your behalf. At Shulman & Hill, our primary goal is to help our clients pursue any compensation they may be entitled to after suffering electrocution-related injuries. If an insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement, we can take them to trial and fight for a favorable verdict.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is a premier Manhattan-based law firm that specializes in representing those seeking compensation after electrocution or a similar accident. Our experienced personal attorneys can build a strong case on your behalf, walking you through every step of the litigation process.

Contact us today to set up a free consultation. If you have additional questions about your case or the legal process in general, you can also give us a call at (555) 555-5555.


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