Long Island City Electrocution Accidents Lawyer

Electricians, construction workers, utility workers, and others who work with electrical wiring and power sources are often at risk of being injured. Electrocution is a major risk at all times at a job or construction site and, unfortunately, these injuries are rarely minimal. Serious harm or death are often consequences of injuries related to electrocution.

If you have been injured in an electrocution accident in the Long Island City area, you should seek qualified legal counsel for help. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

At Shulman & Hill, we take pride in representing our Long Island City clients who have been hurt in electrocution accidents. We have a team of personal injury and workers’ compensation experts and can use our years of experience and knowledge to represent you. If you choose to work with one of our lawyers, they can help you seek any compensation that you may be entitled to.

What Causes Electrocution Accidents?

Many people are not aware of the dangers associated with the electricity that runs their appliances, turns on their lights, and powers their electronic devices. There are many reasons that workers might be harmed by electricity at the job site. Many of them are related to negligence or lack of adequate safety workplace protocols and equipment to prevent injury.

Many workers who are working around electricity at a job site are tasked with burying power lines or running electrical wires through the walls of a building. Electricity can also cause fires or even lead to explosions. Often, electrical accidents are caused by water or other substances coming into contact with electricity.

Electrical shocks can cause permanent injury. You do not necessarily have to touch the electrical wiring itself to be electrocuted: if you are using machines or tools that come into contact with electricity, you can also be electrocuted.

Common causes of electrocution accidents include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Faulty or frayed wiring
  • Flammable materials too close to power sources
  • Incorrectly buried electrical lines
  • Loose connections
  • Water near electrical wires
  • Power surges
  • Improper warnings, safety protocols, or insufficient safety equipment

Common Types of Long Island City Electrocution Accident Injuries

If you have been involved in an electrocution accident, there are many kinds of injuries that you may suffer from. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Severe electrical burns: Unlike other types of burns, electrical burns are most likely to cause subdermal damage—damage beneath the skin
  • Heart damage: One of the leading causes of electrocution-related fatalities is cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation (a dangerous irregular heartbeat)
  • Broken bones: Electrical currents are strong enough to fracture and break your bones
  • Muscle, tissue, and nerve damage: Electrical currents can cause considerable internal damage as it courses through your body
  • Injuries stemming from a fall: Electrical shocks can cause you to lose your balance. If you are electrocuted while standing on a ladder or scaffolding, any loss of balance can be incredibly dangerous.

Electrical fires are dangerous enough on their own. Lack of education regarding electrical fires can exacerbate the problem. For example, many fail to understand that electrical fires cannot be doused with water like other fires. Scarring and skin damage related to electrical burns can cause lifelong injuries.

Before helping others, make sure the power is turned off. Otherwise, you may be injured as well.

Can I Seek Compensation After a Long Island City Electrocution Accident?

Each case is unique and your lawyer has to look at all of the details before seeking compensation for your accident. Your lawyer will typically review your medical records, available accident reports, and similar evidence to build your case. A lawyer can help you track down and compile this evidence if needed.

If you were injured while working, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits—regardless of who may have been at fault for your injuries. These weekly checks can help compensate you for your medical expenses and loss of earnings while you are unable to work.

You cannot file a lawsuit against your employer—that is why workers’ compensation insurance exists—but if a negligent third party’s actions led to your electrocution, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a lawsuit against them.

Who May Be Liable For an Electrocution Accident in Long Island City?

Determining who may be liable for your injuries will be a major factor in your case. Your lawyer can help identify potentially negligent parties by conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. Once that information has been collected, your lawyer can help you hold these parties accountable for your injuries.

The following parties might be responsible for your accident:

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Property owners

If any of these parties contributed to your accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

Our Long Island City electrocution accident attorneys can handle every aspect of filing your workers’ compensation claim and/or lawsuit, from gathering relevant evidence to communicating with insurers on your behalf. After all, you should be focused on what is most important: your recovery.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill

At Shulman & Hill, we are experts when it comes to workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. We have a tremendous track record of success in securing compensation for our clients in Long Island City and beyond.

We are aware that electrocution accidents cause a considerable amount of pain, suffering, and unexpected financial costs. That is why we take pride in our ability to pursue compensation on our clients’ behalf so that they have the financial resources they need to heal.

Whether you are strongly considering an attorney or simply have questions about your eligibility to file a workers’ compensation claim and/or lawsuit, you can schedule a free legal consultation online. You can also give us a call at 212-221-1000.

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