Electric shocks can cause serious burns and other injuries to New York construction workers.
Construction workers are often at risk for electric shocks on the jobsite. Electrical shocks can be caused by overhead power lines, damaged cords, defective tools, lack of ground-fault protection, improper wiring, and improper use of extension cords. Electrocution can cause serious burns, nerve damage, muscle damage, blindness, and other injuries. In severe cases, it can cause the heart to stop, resulting in death.
Contact Our New York Injury Attorneys
When an electric shock injury on a New York construction site is the result of negligence or misconduct, the construction worker may be able to receive compensation.To learn more, call the NYC injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy at 212-736-5300. You may also contact us online for your FREE consultation.
Negligence and Electric Shock
Working with and around electricity is sometimes an unavoidable part of construction. The dangers of this are well known, which is why there are regulations and guidelines in place to ensure that workers are not at undue risk for injury. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the State of New York specify safety protocols for working with electricity and for general jobsite safety. If these are not followed, an electric shock injury could result.
If the negligence of an individual or group responsible for the safety of a jobsite leads to injury, the accident lawyers at the New York City law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy can help a victim file a construction accident lawsuit. Compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and damages for loved ones (in the case of a wrongful death) may be recovered through legal action.
Contact Our New York if You Were Injured by Electricity on the Job
An experienced New York construction accident lawyer from Block O'Toole & Murphy can advise you about your legal options, determine who is liable for your injury, and see to it that they are held accountable. Fill out a case evaluation form for FREE legal advice from a lawyer today or contact us at 212-736-5300.
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