While the majority of people who are injured in electrocution accidents are construction professionals, electrocution and live wire injuries can happen in any setting: an employee in an office, for example, may get electrocuted trying to plug in a damaged charger in an outlet.
If you were injured in an electrocution accident, reach out to an attorney to learn more about your case. Our team of electrocution accident lawyers is here to help you recover compensation for your losses. We are happy to look into the details of your situation and guide you through the process during a free case review.
What Can Cause an Electrocution Accident?
In the modern world, there are many common causes of electrocution accidents, some of which include:
Downed Power Lines
One of the main ways that this type of accident occurs is with overhead power lines. If a power line falls down, anyone nearby may be at risk of electrocution. It is dangerous to handle the issue without the right tools or proper training.
If there is any form of water near the power line, you may be at risk of electrocution as well. It is best to call the electrical company in your area when you see a power line down rather than attempting to handle the situation on your own.
Contact our New York City electrocution accident lawyers to help you look over your case and see whether you may be entitled to a settlement for your losses.
Trying to fix an electrical problem on your own may have dangerous consequences if you lack the proper training and tools. Electricians and construction workers who work around electrical wiring must be properly trained about how to work with electricity safely. They should also receive safety equipment to help reduce the event of an injury, such as rubber insulated gloves and sleeves and flame-resistant clothing.
Any product that has faulty or frayed wiring can be an electrocution hazard. A variety of objects such as power tools, medical devices, and appliances can be defective, posing risks to those who use them. In some cases, simply turning on the defective product is enough to cause an accident.
Pursue extra caution when it comes to electrical appliances. You should repair or discard them as soon as you see an issue, such as a frayed electrical cord.
Always hire a professional to help. They will have the necessary training, knowledge, and experience to work on a project without risking anyone’s safety.
What to Do if You Are Electrocuted
If you have been shocked, you should seek medical attention immediately—even if the injury seems small.
Small shocks can still cause lasting damage that may go unnoticed. After receiving first aid, you should get professional medical attention. You will want to receive treatment as soon as you can so that the injury does not worsen and cause you further harm.
After meeting with a medical professional, you should ensure that you save any documentation that is relevant to your accident and injuries. This will be a crucial piece to pursuing compensation. A lawyer from Shulman & Hill can help track down medical records, doctors’ notes, and any other paperwork that can help you with your case. Recovering from an accident like this requires time and patience, and with an attorney’s help, you will be able to focus on the healing process.
What Compensation May I Be Entitled to After an Electrocution Injury?
If you were electrocuted at work, you are likely eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
If another party other than your employer caused you to be injured by failing to take reasonable precautions, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit as well. This can result in compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain, and suffering for the past and future.
If your loved one was killed in an electrocution accident, you may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This can help you recover damages for funeral and memorial expenses and loss of support your loved one would have provided to you and your family had they lived.
Our New York City electrocution accident lawyers can review the details of your case for free to help you better understand your legal options. If you qualify for compensation, our attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and/or lawsuit against the negligent party.
How a New York City Electrocution Accident Law Firm Can Help You
When you are injured in an electrocution accident, it is important to know your rights and have qualified legal advice and support. At Shulman & Hill, we help our clients by:
- Diving deep into their case, listening, and asking questions in order to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the full picture.
- Conducting an investigation to gather as much evidence as possible about the case. Our goal is to determine the potentially liable party and prove why you may be eligible for compensation.
- Help gather relevant medical records and bills to understand the full extent of your injuries in order to negotiate on your behalf.
- Fight for fair compensation. If we do not reach a fair settlement, our attorneys are ready to fiercely represent you in trial.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
Shulman & Hill team has some of the most well-respected injury attorneys in all five boroughs. We provide personalized care for all of our clients and take the time to understand their unique circumstances. If you are in need of a New York City electrocution accident lawyer, contact us today. We offer free, no-obligation legal consultations.