Electrocution can lead to serious injuries such as burns, brain damage, and nerve damage, and in serious cases can even cause death. The danger of electrocution is particularly great for those who work on construction sites, as buildings or other structures that are in the process of being built frequently have exposed wires or cabling with considerable voltages of electricity passing through them. In the event that you have sustained an electrocution injury on a construction site, it is urged that you contact a New York City construction accident attorney at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP.

With more than 5 decades of experience in representing NYC personal injury victims, we can give you the help and support you need to have a strong chance of obtaining the highest possible money award allowed by law in your case. Many of our clients have received settlements in the hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of dollars. Our goal is to see you recompensed for your injury to the fullest extent, so that your recovery is as swift and worry-free as possible.

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New York Labor Laws & Electrocutions – Who Is Responsible?

Working with and around electricity is oftentimes an unavoidable part of construction. Due to the dangers this creates, the labor laws in New York and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) impose strict accountability upon those who own, administrate, or manage construction projects to protect workers from injury. Safety is of paramount importance on construction sites, and any instance of negligence on the part of owners or managers that leads to an accident can see those individuals held financially liable for the victim's injuries. If you have been harmed in an electrocution or construction accident, you should know that you have rights and that the law is on your side. A NYC construction accident lawyer can help you assert your rights as a construction worker and fight for the restitution that you are entitled to.

Construction workers can suffer electrical shocks under a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Contact with faulty or exposed wiring
  • Improper use of extension cords
  • Defective power tools
  • Precipitation-related shocks from inclement weather
  • Contact between power lines and power tools or ladders/scaffolding

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your electrical shock, you may have grounds to pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim, filing a workers’ compensation claim, or both. Likewise, dependents of workers who suffer fatal electrical shocks may be able to file a claim for wrongful death in pursuit of restitution for losses related to funeral expenses, lost future income, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. Our team of advocates understand the applicable laws and regulations and can help you pursue a course of action that maximizes your chances of securing the financial recovery you deserve.

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In many cases, your chances of securing fair compensation after an injury are largely dependent on the skills of the attorney you have by your side. At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan, everything we do, we do for our clients. From filing the necessary paperwork to examining the facts surrounding your accident, we can handle every aspect of your claim and allow you to focus on your recovery with peace of mind. We know the struggles you face, and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Do not delay – get in touch with one of our New York City personal injury attorneys today to find out if you have a claim.