Construction workers who have suffered an injury in an electrical accident can face life-altering consequences. Electrical accidents can cause a number of debilitating injuries, including heart attacks, paralysis, neurological disorders, and seizures. Electrical accidents can also place an unnecessary financial burden on victims and their families. Injured workers may be forced to miss an extended period of time at work, forcing them to suffer lost wages. Additionally, electricity related injuries can require injured workers to undergo multiple medical procedures, forcing victims to face expensive medical bills which may not be covered by their insurance. Construction workers may be entitled to compensation for damages if they have suffered any of the aforementioned hardships after an electrical accident. As a result, injured workers should seek the counsel of a construction accident attorney. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our lawyers understand the difficulties that victims and their families face after an electrical accident. We pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients to help make the road to recovery easier.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in an onsite electrical accident? If so, you may have legal recourse against the party responsible for your injury. To see if you may be entitled to compensation, call us at 212.406.1700 or contact us online. All consultations are free and our attorneys charge no fees unless there is a recovery.What Can You be Compensated For?
Construction workers who have been injured in an electrical accident may be entitled to compensation for a number of factors. Potential compensation includes but is not limited to the following:
- Lost Wages: Electrical accidents often result in debilitating injuries, which may cause construction workers to undergo multiple surgeries and rigorous rehabilitation. As a result, injured workers may not be able to work for a lengthy period of time. Workers' compensation may provide some financial relief, but it will not pay injured workers their full salary. Injured workers may be able to recoup any wages lost due to their injury in a negligence lawsuit.
- Medical Bills: Construction workers injured in an electrical accident may be forced to undergo extensive surgeries, doctor's visits, and rehabilitation. The medical bills that follow these treatments may not be fully covered by insurance. As a result, victims who are facing mounting medical bills after being electrocuted may be able to recoup compensation for their losses. Victims may be eligible to be compensated for any past and future medical bills related to their injury.
- Pain and Suffering: Victims of electrical accidents may also be eligible to receive compensation for any long-term pain and suffering that results from their injuries. Pain and suffering includes but is not limited to constant physical pain and emotional damage.
- Loss of Union Benefits: When a construction worker suffers an onsite injury and is forced out of work, they may lose their union benefits. In these instances, injured workers may be able to recoup these benefits by filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for their injury.
- Wrongful Death: When an onsite electrical accident proves fatal, it can have a negative impact on the victim's family. As a result, families of construction workers who have died in an electrical accident may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident. A wrongful death lawsuit may be able to recover compensation for funeral costs, lost wages, and loss of consortium.
Labor Law 241 (6) places vicarious liability on the property owner and general contractor when they violate a specific safety rule of rule 23 of the Industrial Code and an injury occurs during the construction or demolition of a building, or during excavation work. A violation of rule 23 of the industrial code means that general contractors and property owners may be liable, even in cases when another individual committed the violation.
Due to New York Labor Law 241 (6), construction workers who have been injured in an electrical accident should seek the counsel of a skilled personal injury lawyer. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchsn & Kool, our construction accident lawyers have been helping victims of electrical accidents obtain favorable verdicts or settlements for over 50 years. Our attorneys have a unique understanding of the law which has led to an enviable track record of success. We have obtained many favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients, including a $6 million recovery in a construction accident lawsuit.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an electrical accident in New York, you may be able to file a claim. For more information about your legal rights and options, schedule a free consultation with our New York City lawyers. Call 212.406.1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will review your claim to see how we may be able to help you.