Most electrocution injuries happen on the job — particularly at construction sites and demolition sites. Another source of electrocution injuries is from the use of a defective product. Regardless of how the injury occurred, it often results in severe injury or death.
- Electrical current causes severe burns, even loss of limbs
- Electrocution causes heart failure, leading to death
- High current can cause lasting neurological damage
Many injured workers, if they survive the electrocution, can never return to work.
The injury attorneys at Powers & Santola, LLP., have a reputation for achieving successful financial recovery for our clients who have suffered life-changing injuries, and families who have lost loved ones in negligent accidents. We strive to help each of our clients restore independence, dignity and meaning to their lives. Through our efforts, we ensure you have the compensation you need to move forward.
If your loved one suffered an electrocution injury while on dangerous property or from the use of a defective product, contact our upstate New York law office to schedule a free consultation. An injury lawyer can meet with you at our Albany or Syracuse law offices.
Getting Full Compensation for the Victims of Electrocution Injuries
Employees hurt in workplace accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits but those benefits may not fully reimburse a worker for pain and suffering and other losses.
A third-party claim may be brought if the electrocution injury occurred as the result of negligence or wrongful actions of a third party at the job site — someone other than an employer or co-employee. This can easily be the case in construction site accidents, where a number of subcontractors are at work at the same time.
Depending on how your injuries occurred, you may be able to bring a workers’ compensation claim and seek money damages through a personal injury lawsuit. If you were injured at a construction site — for example in a fall onto a live electrical wire — you may be covered under New York labor laws designed to protect workers.
Our firm has represented injured construction workers since 1987. We have handled many different electrical injury cases, including injuries caused by:
- Contact with power lines (contact with overhead power lines accounts for approximately two-fifths of fatal electrocutions)
- Contact with exposed wires
- Faulty electrical equipment
- Substandard wiring in buildings
To learn more about how a personal injury attorney at Powers & Santola, LLP., can help you achieve financial recovery after an electrocution injury, contact our Syracuse or Albany office online or call us to schedule a free consultation in our Albany office (518-465-5995) or Syracuse office (315-308-1020).