Last year a construction worker was electrocuted while working on a new home in Plainview, NY, when his aluminum ladder touched a power line. Unfortunately, this type of construction accident happens all too often. Electrocutions are the second leading cause of construction accidents (falls are the most common), and they can occur any time a tool or piece of equipment comes into contact with a power line.
Many times construction companies, site owners and workers either overlook or are unaware of potential electrical hazards on the site, making it even more dangerous. Faulty wiring, defective equipment, and improper safety measures can also lead to electrocution. In some cases, electrocution accidents may involve multiple people when one person tries to help another and in the process becomes injured.
The outcome of an electrocution accident can be catastrophic, causing deep tissue burns, internal organ damage, heart failure, neurological complications and, in worst cases, death. Those that survive often have lifelong injuries that will affect their overall health and ability to work and earn a living.
When construction companies and site owners overlook electrical hazards and safety measures to cut corners and save time and money, it often leads to injuries on the site. These accidents are avoidable and can cause lifelong hardship to workers and their families. If you or someone in your family was injured at a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
The experienced lawyers at Goldstein and Bashner can help guide you through the legal process so that you can receive compensation you deserve and peace of mind. Our construction accident lawyers know firsthand what it is like to be affected by a serious injury, as we have watched family members cope with disabilities. We are passionate about helping our injured clients receive the full and just compensation they deserve.
Contact us for a free consultation and we will sit down with you to fully examine your case, answer all your questions, and let you know what you can expect from the legal process. We have represented construction accident cases throughout New York, including Long Island, New York City, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County.