Brooklyn Electrocution Accident Attorneys
Electrical lines are present in every neighborhood and are integral to
the work going on at almost all construction sites. The ubiquitous presence
of electricity has almost made us forget the multiple dangers associated
with its use. Electrical accidents can cause a number of debilitating
injuries including paralysis, heart attacks, neurological disorders, seizures
and even death. Because of all these dangers associated with electricity
several safety rules and standards have been put in to place to protect
the average consumer as well as employees of power companies, contractors
and product manufacturers. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety &
Health Administration approximately 350 construction workers are electrocuted
on job sites nearly every year. In addition to the aforementioned health
concerns, victims of electrical accidents may also be forced to undergo
unnecessary financial strain. Injured workers may be forced to miss work
for an extended period of time resulting in lost wages. Additionally,
the medical procedures and costs associated with the injury might not
be covered by the victim’s insurance company entirely, which then,
is another motive for recouping compensation. As a result, workers who
have been electrocuted should contact one of our Brooklyn electrocution
Have you or someone you love suffered a major injury in an electrical accident?
If so, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. To see whether or not you
may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, call us
at 212-406-1700 or contact us online.
Damages That You Can Claim Compensation For
Potential compensation available in a lawsuit following an electrocution
injury includes but is not limited to:
Medical Costs: Individuals who are victims of electrical accidents may have to undergo
several surgeries, doctor’s visits and rehabilitation. Injured individuals
can receive compensation for their past and future medical bills when
they exceed the cost of insurance.
Lost Wages: As a result of injuries sustained, victims of electrical accidents may
have to undergo several surgeries and even go to rehabilitation. In such
instance, the injured individual may miss work for an extended period
of time. Though workers’ compensation may provide partial relief,
it might not be substantial, and victims may bring forth a lawsuit against
the responsible party in order to recoup lost wages.
Pain and Suffering: Victims of electrical accidents may be eligible to receive compensation
for the elongated pain and suffering they had to endure due to the injury.
Loss of Union Benefits: Upon suffering an injury and being forced out of work, a worker may lose
his or her union benefits. In such a case, it is possible for the victim
to reclaim these economic losses by bringing a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Wrongful Death: If an injury ends up being fatal and results in the death of the victim,
the family may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages, medical
bills, and funeral costs.
Legislation Relevant to Electrical Accidents
According to Labor Law 241 (6) vicarious liability is placed on the property
owner and general contractor when a safety regulation of Rule 23 of the
Industrial Code is violated and an injury occurs during construction,
demolition or excavation work.
How Can Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Help You?
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our construction accident
attorneys have been successfully litigating on behalf of electrical accident
victims for over fifty years. Our attorneys are well experienced in this
type of law and have managed to secure multiple favorable verdicts including
a $6 million verdict in a construction accident lawsuit.
If you, or a loved one, have been the victim of an electrical accident
and have sustained damages as a result of that, call Queller, Fisher,
Washor, Fuchs & Kool today at (212)-406-1700 or contact us online.
Your first consultation with us will be free of charge as we review your
case in order to determine whether we will be able to help you. There
is no need for you take on large insurance companies and corporations
on your own, let Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool represent you
so that you can be compensated for the damages you have sustained.