Electrical accidents and electrocution are serious dangers on construction sites, resulting in serious injuries and killing an average of 143 construction workers each year.
Common causes of electrocution on construction sites include:
- Live wires that have not been grounded
- to avoid overhead power lines
- Faulty equipment and inadequate tools
- Poorly marked construction zones
- Inadequate lighting at construction sites
- Worker’s lack of electrical safety knowledge
In addition to injuries from the electrical shock itself, workers often fall and further hurt themselves. Injuries from an electrical accident may include burns, broken bones, neck and back injuries, cardiac arrest, neurological disorders, brain damage, loss of memory or cognitive skills and seizure disorders. Recovery may be a long, traumatic and painful process involving hospitalization and therapy.
What to Do If You or a Family Member Were Injured in an Electrical Accident
If you or someone in your family was involved in a Long Island electrocution accident, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to get immediate medical attention and report the accident at once. Hiring a reputable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible will ensure that the accident causes are investigated as soon as possible to preserve evidence and while possible witnesses’ memories are fresh. A qualified construction accident lawyer will investigate all avenues to determine who is at fault as well as document all medical and related expenses. Construction sites usually have a number of parties involved—contractors, sub-contractors, property owners—and you may be entitled to collect damages beyond worker’s compensation if another party is involved.
Speak to Our Experts
Our lawyers have been handling construction case accidents for more than 20 years. We have helped many satisfied clients collect high settlements and we will work to make sure you collect the maximum compensation you deserve. This may include medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses that result from the accident.
To find out more about your electrical accident and what we can do for you, contact our Long Island construction site accident lawyers for a free consultation. We’ll sit down with you—no obligation, no fees—to discuss your case, answer any questions and explain what you can expect from the legal process.