Bronx Electrocution Accident
Our constant dependence on electricity often restricts our ability to accurately assess the multiple dangers associated with its use. Electrical shock injuries can significantly alter the quality if your life, causing serious injury to your body and organs. Victims of electrical accidents may experience permanent damage to the skin, nervous system, hearing, vision and other such disabilities. In certain severe cases; contact with an electrical current may cause death or paralysis. Even if the victim is able to survive contact with the electrical source, he or she may still suffer from the damaging effects for the rest of their lives. In the case that the electrical accident you, or your loved one, were involved in were the result of another individual or party’s negligence, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will do their very best to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve. Our Bronx electrocution accident attorneys are committed towards helping victims uncovering the truth and pursuing justice.Causes of Electrical Accidents
Majority of electrical accidents are caused by negligence and labor law violations taking place on construction sites. Due to the nature of their work, construction accidents are particularly vulnerable to electrical accidents. Electrical injuries can also be sustained in households through contact with electrical outlets and electrical appliances. Even though the aforementioned are generally low-voltage currents, victims may still suffer from damage to their muscles 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
Victims of electrical injuries, such as construction workers are entitled to receive compensation for any and all accident related expenses. These expenses might include economic and as well as noneconomic damages that were sustained in the past or might be sustained in the future. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the following expenses:
- Medical expenses: Following an accident, victims may have to undergo extensive treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation. In certain cases insurance may not fully cover the cost of these treatments. Victims who file a personal injury claim may be able to recoup compensation for past and future medical expenses resulting from their injuries.
- Missed wages, both past and future: Victims may be forced to miss work as a result of their injuries which could result in a loss of union benefits. Compensation for lost benefits and wages may be included within a personal injury claim,
- Pain and Suffering: This category pertains to noneconomic damages as it refers to emotional trauma and long-term pain the victim will have to endure as a result of the sustained injury. Emotional pain and suffering can be quantified in order to receive compensation for them.
- Wrongful Death: In the case that an individual passes away due to an electrocution, families can file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation may include funerary expenses, lost wages and los of consortium.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we work with medical and financial experts in order to deduce the cost of your injury and ensure that you receive the maximum settlement that you deserve so that you have the necessary financial resources to recover from your injury. . 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.Labor Laws
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.Contact Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Today
In addition to being compensated for the damages that you have sustained as a result of the accident, it is imperative that individuals file a personal injury claim in the interest of pursuing justice. Negligent individuals need to be held accountable for their recklessness and poor judgment both financially and legally. By pursuing a personal injury claim, individuals are inadvertently protecting another victim from experiencing a similar fate and thus, are making a community a safer place.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we understand that victims do not often have the financial resources to pursue a legal claim. Thus, our firm operates on a contingent fee basis. That is, no monetary compensation is recovered from you until and unless we are able to secure a favorable settlement on your behalf. Consequently, individuals do not have to undergo any out-of-pocket expenses when filing a claim with our law firm.
If you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury due to an electrical accident do not hesitate to contact our New York law office at 212.406.1700 in order to schedule your free consultation during which our legal team will review the facts of your case and determine whether or not negligence played a part in your injury.