Electrocution Accidents Lawyer
According to the American Burn Association, more than 60% of electrocution accidents are work-related. Over 40% of workplace electrical burns are in construction. The Fire Protection Research Foundation notes that construction workers are three times more prone to be electrocuted than any other workers in most industries combined. When electrocution accidents do occur, such accidents can have devastating consequences and even result in death by electric shock. The safe use of electricity on jobsites should be paramount so that electrocution accidents never occur.
What are Electrocution Accidents?
Electrocution happens when a large amount of electrical current passes through an individual’s body. Depending on the amount of current, voltage, point of entry into the body, and the total duration of an electric shock, such incidents can cause minor to severe injuries and sometimes even death. The damage that can are caused by electrical shock exposure can include serious injuries such as severe burns, heart damage, cellular damage, brain damage, and more.
In most cases, electrocution accidents typically occur when a person contacts an energized or live wire. Unfortunately, electric shock injuries on jobsites are more common than they should be. Such accidents may arise due to faulty equipment, poor maintenance, human error, lack of supervision, or the negligence of others. However, if safety rules and laws are followed by owners and general contractors electric shock accidents and electrocutions should never happen.
How Can Construction Accidents Attorneys Help?
When victims suffer serious injuries due to electrocution accidents, they will most likely have to go through a series of extensive medical treatments that can include multiple surgeries and a long rehabilitation process. Furthermore, some of them might lose the ability to continue with their daily jobs.
At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our experienced construction accidents attorneys will help survivors seek all forms of compensation and justice for their losses and medical expenses. Our dedicated attorneys will work closely with our clients to fight to establish a winning case.
Why Should You Work with Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. for Electrocution Accident Cases?
If you or your loved ones were injured due to an electrocution accident, do not hesitate to call Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. If another party is responsible for your injuries, we will work hard to gather all evidence on your behalf and work with trusted experts to prosecute your case to its fullest. Additionally, we will guide you through your legal proceedings and claim process, keeping you advised as to the progress of your case throughout.
If you have sustained injuries from an electrocution accident and want to consult with a construction accident attorney, Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. can be reached at (212) 227-1212 (New York City) or (631) 864-2429 (Long Island).