Electric Shock and Electrocution Lawyers
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Electrical shock injuries can dramatically alter your quality of life, causing debilitating injuries to your body and organs. Victims of electrical accidents often experience permanent damage to the skin, nervous system, hearing, vision, and more. They also regularly experience seizures and heart attacks. In many cases, contact with an electrical current can cause death or paralysis. Should you survive contact with the electrical source, you may suffer from the damaging effects for the rest of your life.
If you have suffered an electrical injury, or if you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to electrocution, consult with our legal team at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. Your electrical accidents may be the result of negligence. To find out whether negligence played a part in your injuries, speak with us today. Our New York personal injury attorneys dedicate ourselves to helping victims uncover the truth and seek justice for their injuries.
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Causes of Electrical Accidents
Electrical injuries are often caused by negligence and labor law violations on construction work sites. Constructions workers in particular are especially at risk of electrical accidents because of the nature of their work. In households, residents can also experience electrical injuries through contact with electrical outlets and from electrical appliances. While these are generally low-voltage currents, victims can still suffer from burns and damage to the muscle and nerves.
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 manufacturing defects
- Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
- Commercial equipment malfunctioning
To determine whether or not negligence contributed to your injuries, discuss your accident with our team. We can look over the details of the worksite and investigate whether any labor law violations occurred.
What does compensation cover?
Construction workers and other victims of electrical injuries are entitled to receive compensation for all accident-related expenses. This can include economic and non-economic expenses for past and future costs. Find out what you may be able to receive in your specific case.
Victims may be able to recover compensation for the following expenses:
- Medical bills and expenses: Victims often have to undergo extensive treatment, surgeries, and rehabilitation. In many cases, insurance will not cover the full cost of these treatments. Victims who file a personal injury claim may be able to recover expenses for past and future medical expenses stemming from their injuries.
- Missed wages, both past and future: Many construction workers will miss work because of their injuries. When you don't work, you will lose union benefits. Compensation for lost benefits and wages can be included in a personal injury claim.
- Pain and suffering: This is considered a non-economic cost because it takes into account the emotional trauma and long-term pain you will have to endure as a result of your injury. Emotional pain and suffering can be quantified by looking at costs for therapy, the duration of suffering, and more.
- Wrongful death: If a loved one passed away from electrocution, families can file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation can include funerary expenses, lost wages, and loss of consortium.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., we utilize a team of experts in the fields of medicine and finance to help you accurately assess what you may be entitled to recover. Our specialists aim to maximize your settlement by taking into consideration all of your past and future needs, so you have the financial resources to recover with peace of mind. 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.
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In New York, there are strict labor laws that are intended to protect workers on the job. If a property owner or contractor is found to be in violation of a labor law and you were injured as a result, then they can be held legally and financially responsible for your injuries.
Relevant New York labor laws include:
- NY Labor Law 200: Site owners and supervisors are legally required to maintain a safe work environment.
- NY Labor Law 241 (6): Liability is placed on the property owner and general contractor if they are found to be in violation of an industrial code rule, either during the construction, demolition, or excavation phase of a project.
Even in cases where the injured victims caused the injury, the contractors and general contractors can still be held liable if a violation of an industrial code occurred. Because New York personal injury laws and labor laws can be complex, we recommend that you discuss your case with a seasoned personal injury.
The Importance of Filing a Personal Injury Claim
We encourage many victims of accidents to file a personal injury claim with an attorney. Why? While a personal injury claim can compensate you for all accident-related costs, it is also about justice. Negligent individuals should be held accountable for their recklessness and poor judgment, both financially and legally. When you pursue a personal injury claim, you may even be helping to protect someone else from suffering the same fate. Together, we can make the community safer with our legal actions.
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We understand that many clients do not have the financial resources to pay for a personal injury attorney. This is why we only get paid if we win your case. This is called a contingency fee arrangement. If we are not able to secure a monetary settlement, then you do not owe us any legal fees. There are no out-of-pocket costs because we will cover them. When your case is settled, our legal fees will come out as a percentage of the final amount. What happens if we lose? Then you don't pay us. To find out more about contingency fee arrangements, feel free to contact our office about your concerns and questions.