Staten Island Electrocution Accident Attorneys
Electricity has become an integral component of our daily lives, but our
continued interaction with it often causes us to forget the severe consequences
that can occur due to negligence or contact with electrical current. Electrical
shocks, causing debilitating injuries to your body and organs, can drastically
alter the quality of your like. Victims of electrical accidents often
sustain permanent damage to their skin, nervous system, hearing or vision.
Additionally, contact with electrical current can cause seizures, heart
attacks, and paralysis and in certain cases, even death. In the case that
you do survive contact with an electrical current, you are likely to suffer
the effects for the rest of your life.
In the case that you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury due to an
electrocution accident contact our attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor,
Fuchs & Kool today to consult with our legal team. Your injuries might
have occurred due to the negligence of others. Our team of attorneys at
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool is dedicated to uncovering the
truth and seeking justice and will thoroughly investigate the circumstances
surrounding your accident.
Causes of Electrical Accidents
Electrical accidents are often the result of negligence and labor law violations,
particularly on construction work sites. In households, individual can
sustain electrical injuries though contact with electrical outlets and
appliances causing burns and damage to the muscles and/or nerves. Construction
workers are particularly prone to sustaining electrocution injuries due
to the nature of their work.
Common causes of electrical injuries include:
- Improperly discarded extension cords
- Exposed wires
- Fallen telephone lines
- Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
- Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufactured defects
- Faulty wiring in hot tubs or pools
- Commercial equipment malfunctioning
In order to determine whether or not your accident was caused due to negligence,
our legal team at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will investigate
the circumstances surrounding your accident and whether or not and labor
law violations had occurred.
Nature of Compensation
The nature of the compensation received varies on a case-by-case basis.
Construction workers and other victims of electrical injuries are entitled
to receive compensation for all accident-related expenses. This pertains
to both economic and non-economic expenses for past, current as well as
future costs. Victims may be able to receive compensation for the following expenses:
Medical bills and expenses: As a result of the injuries sustained, victims often have to undergo extensive
treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation. Inn certain cases, insurance
companies will not cover the full costs of these treatments. Individuals
who file a personal injury claim may be able to recover compensation for
past, current and foreseeable medical expenses that have arisen as a result
of the injuries in question.
Lost Wages: Victims of electrical accidents, particularly construction works often
miss work because of the injuries that they have sustained. In the case
of missing work, union benefits and workers’ compensation may be
lost. Compensation for lost benefits and income, past, current and future
may be recovered through a personal injury claim.
Pain and Suffering: This is considered a noneconomic damage and pertains to the emotional suffering
and long-term pain that you are forced to endure as a result of the injuries
sustained. Emotional pain and suffering can be quantified by looking at
costs of therapy, duration of suffering and other such aspects.
Wrongful Death: In the case that a victim passes away due to an electrical accident, the
family of the victim has the option to bring forth a claim on behalf of
the individual. Compensation can include lost wages, loss of consortium
and funeral expenses.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we retain a team of experts
in the medical and financial fields to accurately assess the amount of
compensation that you are entitled to. Our specialists take in to account
all of your past and future needs in order to deduce your deserved compensation
that will ensure that you lead a comfortable life following your injury.
Members of our team are former insurance defense lawyers, which means
that we are familiar with how insurance adjustors handle and evaluate
claims. We know how much a settlement can mean for you and you family's
quality of life, and we go above and beyond to protect your future.
New York Labor Laws
New York State has instituted strict labor laws that aim to protect workers
on jobsites. In the case that a property owner or contractor found to
be in violation of a labor law that caused an injury, they can be held
legally and financially liable for injuries that you have sustained.
Relevant New York labor laws include:
New York Labor Law 200: According to this law, supervisors and site owners are legally required
to maintain a safe work environment.
New York Labor Law 241 (6): In the case that a property owner or general contractor is found to be
in violation of an industrial code rule, either during the construction,
demolition or excavation phase of a project, they may be held liable for
their negligent actions.
Even in the case that the victim themselves caused the injury, property
owners and general contractors may still be held liable if a violation
of an industrial code occurred. Thus, be cause of the complex and nuanced
nature of New York personal injury and labor laws it is imperative that
you retain an experienced attorney from the Queller, Fisher Washor, Fuchs
& Kool legal team to represent you.
Contact Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Today
A personal injury claim can help you claim compensation in addition to
restoring a sense of justice within society. Negligent individuals should
be held accountable for their recklessness and poor judgment, both in
the legal and financial domain. It is imperative that you hold this individual
accountable in order to prevent a similar incident from occurring to another
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we accept cases on a contingent
fees basis. That is, no monetary compensation is expected of you unless
and until our firm is able to a secure a monetary settlement on your behalf.
Even then, our legal fees are a mere fraction of your compensation. If
you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury an electrocution accident
due to the negligence of another do not hesitate to called our New York
law office today at (212)-406-1700 or contact us online, to schedule a
free appointment and discuss your legal options.