Electrical accidents happen frequently on New York construction sites. The electric shock can cause severe burns or other serious injuries, if the worker falls off a ladder or if the shock is powerful enough to knock the person to the ground, leading to other injuries and head trauma. Electric shocks can also be deadly.
What Can Cause An Electrical Accident?
The most common causes of electric shock accidents are:
- Contact with an active wire or power line
- Improperly installed wires, power lines and power boxes
- Poorly maintained or faulty wiring
- Ungrounded wires
- Arc flash
- Deteriorated wire insulation
- Faulty equipment or tools
- Workers who are uninformed about live wires and power lines
- Poorly marked construction sites
- Inadequate safety training
- Neglectful supervision
- Workers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
In most instances, the cause of an electrical accident could have been avoided. Kelner & Kelner have the experience and resources to fully investigate the cause of the accident, which is critical to determine who is liable for damages.
Many times, compensation for an electric shock injury is limited to workers’ compensation, but a personal injury claim may be filed under certain circumstances. The skillful injury attorneys at Kelner & Kelner have the expertise to help you seek full compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages and for your pain and suffering for injuries resulting from an electrical accident. Get the compensation you and your family deserve.
Experienced Representation And Advice You Need
For over 75 years, our law firm has been tirelessly advocating for injury victims and has recovered over $1 billion for our clients. Our attorneys have helped shape New York injury laws and are known for some of the largest recoveries in New York state:
- $16.5 million settlement
- $5 million settlement
- $4.5 million verdict
- $3.25 million settlement
Kelner & Kelner Is Committed To Providing Aggressive And Compassionate Representation For Our Clients
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling (212) 425-0700 or sending an email to get a free, confidential consultation.