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Queens Electrocution Accident Lawyer

In Queens, working as an electrician or in construction can be a great way to earn a living, but a potentially dangerous one. Electrical injuries can be quite serious. A worker may accidentally touch an active wire and receive an unexpected jolt. Miscommunication or a failure to turn off the power prior to working can lead to deadly contact with a live wire.

If you or someone you know in Queens has been electrocuted, contact Shulman & Hill for a free case review. You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and/or a personal injury lawsuit.

Workplace Electrocution Accidents in Queens

While chances of being electrocuted are higher when you are an electrician or a utility worker, you can be electrocuted at any job. To prevent these accidents, property owners and contractors should regularly inspect their equipment and ensure that necessary repairs or replacements are immediately carried out.

Some companies lack proper signage for high-voltage areas. This is especially dangerous in areas where people are not expecting such dangers. Workplaces that contain high-voltage areas must put up obvious physical barriers and communicate these hazards through proper signage and training.

When a company fails to follow these safety standards and properly train workers, accidents and injuries may be more likely.

Common Electrocution Injuries in Queens

Electricity is a powerful force that can cause many types of injuries to the human body. Examples of such injuries include:

  • Loss of consciousness. Loss of consciousness can often take days to recover from. If you lose consciousness due to electrocution, you may fall and sustain further injuries.
  • Heart attack. Heart attacks are not uncommon when it comes to electrical injuries. Electricity can jolt your heart out of its normal rhythm or cause cardiac arrest.
  • Vision or hearing injuries. Electrocution can have long-term effects on your senses. Your eardrums can be severely injured, potentially resulting in permanent hearing loss. An electrical current can also cause retinal detachments and nerve injuries to the eyes.
  • Burns. Electrical burns are most common on the hands or feet. They can cause severe pain and require hospitalization and extensive treatment.
  • Numbness or tingling. A jolt of electricity can cause numbness or tingling in your limbs.
  • Damage to internal organs. A serious electrical injury can burn or impair your internal organs. In addition to heart failure, electrocution can cause your kidneys, liver, or other organs to function improperly.
  • Broken bones. Electricity can break or fracture bones. The overwhelming spasms caused by an electrical shock are capable of bending bones the wrong way and breaking them.

If you have experienced any of these or other injuries, contact a doctor immediately. Once you have received adequate medical attention, you should consider seeking help from our Shulman & Hill electrocution attorneys in Queens.

Obtaining Workers’ Compensation for Electrocution Accidents

Electrocution accidents often result in severe injuries that may prevent you from working. In particularly serious cases, an injury may result in a permanent disability. Like most other states, New York has laws to ensure that workers injured on the job are able to get the medical treatment they need via workers’ compensation insurance.

This insurance might also cover a portion of lost income injured workers may need as they recover. In the event of an electrocution accident that results in a worker’s death, their spouse or dependents may be entitled to survivor benefits from workers’ compensation insurance.

How a Queens Electrocution Accident Attorney Can Help

If you or a loved one have been electrocuted at work, hiring an attorney can be crucial to your case. Filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits without prior experience and legal background can be complex. In addition to helping you throughout the claims process, a Queens workers’ compensation lawyer can also help you overcome denials or delays.

Our attorneys at Shulman & Hill can also help determine potentially negligent parties, including property owners and contractors, who may be held financially responsible for your injuries. Examples of negligence include failing to provide proper safety equipment or maintaining safe premises.

Our Queens personal injury lawyers can gather evidence showing how your injury was caused and why the property owner, contractor, or subcontractor was responsible. In addition, they can negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf, helping you spot low settlement offers and obtain fair compensation that covers the full extent of your injuries.

A personal injury lawsuit can result in compensation for past and future medical bills, hospital fees, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Why Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we take every case seriously. When you work with us, you can trust that you are in good hands. Since we opened our doors in 2013, we have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our lawyers are specially trained to help you through every step of your legal journey, allowing you to shift your focus to what is most important: your recovery.

Electrocution accidents are serious events with the potential to cause life-altering injuries. If you have been involved in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation. With our years of experience helping injured New Yorkers, we can help obtain a fair settlement or verdict on your behalf.

After seeking necessary medical treatment, contact the Queens attorneys at Shulman & Hill to explore your options for pursuing compensation. We offer free legal consultations, and if you hire us, you will only pay for our services if we recover compensation for you.


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