Electrical Injuries

ELECTRICAL INJURIES IN NEW YORK CITY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

Electricity Is a Leading Cause of Injury & Death Among Construction Workers

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has named a few common types of construction accidents as being the “Fatal Four,” as they account for approximately three out of every five accidental deaths in the construction industry. These include electrocutions, which were the cause of 10% of fatal construction site accidents in 2010.

  • Electricity poses a major threat of injury or death among construction workers-of the ten most frequently cited violations of OSHA safety regulations in 2011, two of them involved electrical systems, including wiring methods, components and equipment, and electrical systems design.

Injuries and Death Caused by Electrical Accidents

The injuries suffered by the victims of electrical accidents are commonly extremely painful and they can even be fatal. An electrical burn may not only cause major damage to the skin on the surface of the body, but is also likely to pass into the tissues inside the body. Electric shock may also lead to ventricular fibrillation, a phenomenon involving irregular contraction of the muscles of the heart. The brain and the central nervous system may additionally be damaged, while extreme cases of electrocution can result in death.

Recovering Compensation for Your Electrical Injuries

An attorney from Greenberg & Stein, P.C. is ready to meet with you-even coming to you at the hospital or in your home-to discuss the circumstances of your accident and determine whether you have a claim. You are almost certainly entitled to file a claim against your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, but if it can be proven that another party is at fault for the accident you could also claim damages in a personal injury case.

Whether you were injured while working around high voltage power lines near scaffolding or in buried cables, or if you were hurt by exposed wiring or defective equipment and machinery, we want to help you recover fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today for a consultation!

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