Brooklyn Electrocution Lawyer
If you were electrocuted due to someone else’s negligence, you can hold them responsible and recover damages for your losses. Find out how by speaking with a Brooklyn electrical injury lawyer.
Injuries that result from electrocutions vary from small shocks to third- and fourth-degree burns. Even if the injuries seem minor at first, an electrocution is a serious event and can cause more problems down the road.
Electrocution injuries are particularly common in work accidents and property accidents that involve electrical hazards. The two cases are unique, and if certain factors were present, you might qualify to pursue monetary compensation through a personal injury claim.
A Brooklyn electrocution lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you with your case. We can determine how strong your case is, who was responsible, and how much compensation you’re entitled to.
Determining Fault for an Electrical Accident at Work
Suffering an electrical injury at work can make for a tricky situation. You’re eligible for workers comp benefits and should file for them immediately. Unfortunately, workers comp doesn’t cover all the damages you might experience.
While a personal injury claim will allow you to seek full compensation, you’re only allowed to file for a work-related accident if one of the following applies to your electrocution:
- A third party outside of your employer was responsible
- Faulty equipment or materials were involved, making the manufacturer liable
- Your employer doesn’t carry workers comp insurance
- Your employer was willfully negligent or intentionally caused your electrocution
Electrocutions Caused by Property Hazards
If you were electrocuted on someone else’s property, whether a residence or a commercial location, you might have grounds to pursue either a premises liability claim against the property owner or a product liability claim against the manufacturer of faulty electrical equipment.
There are significant differences between the two scenarios, and it’s even possible that your claim could overlap them both. Your Brooklyn electrocution attorney can determine who needs to be held accountable and how best to proceed with your claim.
Electrical Injury Compensation
Electrocution injuries can range from minor shocks to severe burns, and your attorney will take that into account when negotiating your compensation. The damages you can seek could include any of the following that apply to your case:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Emotional or physical therapy
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Transportation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and disfigurement
Even if your electrocution was caused by a work-related accident and you’ve been receiving workers comp benefits, you’ll still be able to file a personal injury claim if your case meets the necessary criteria. An injury claim will allow you to seek compensation for the many losses not covered by work comp.
Contact a Brooklyn Electrical Injury Attorney
Injuries sustained from an electrocution can be emotionally, physically, and financially difficult to handle. By working with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, you’ll be one step closer to obtaining the financial compensation you need to put your life back together.
Fill out the form below or call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) to get started with a free consultation. Discuss your case in detail with a Brooklyn electrocution lawyer and discover how we can help you.