NYC Electrocution Lawyer
No matter where you suffered an electrical injury, you might have grounds to seek compensation if someone else was at fault. Find out how strong your case is by speaking with a New York City electrocution lawyer.
From getting shocked on the job to suffering a third- or fourth-degree burn due to exposed wiring in someone’s home, electrocutions can be a serious issue and cause devastating injuries.
Whether you’ve been electrocuted at work or on someone else’s property, you want to be sure that whoever is at fault is held responsible. Filing a personal injury claim is often the only way to ensure that you recover the full compensation you are due.
The first step to filing a claim is retaining an NYC electrocution lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We are here to be your legal advocate, and we’ll take care of everything involved: from investigating the cause of the electrocution to fighting for compensation.
Electrocutions at Work
Depending on the industry you work in, you might be at very high risk for suffering an on-the-job electrocution. This is especially true if you work in construction or as an electrician.
In some cases, compensation for on-the-job shocks and burns will be limited to workers compensation. However, there are certain situations that will allow you to seek full compensation through a personal injury claim.
For example, if your shock occurred because of a third party’s negligence (someone other than your employer or a coworker), you have a right to file an injury claim against them. This might be the owner of the property you were working on for failing to alert you to underground cables, or it might even be the manufacturer of faulty electrical equipment that failed and caused your accident.
The only time you can sue your employer is if willful negligence was involved. In other words, if your employer knowingly put you in danger, they would be guilty of gross misconduct.
An example might be an unaddressed OSHA violation that led to your electrocution. The employer would have been well aware of the problem and simply failed to address it, thereby causing your accident.
Premises Liability Electrocutions
If your accident and injuries were sustained on someone else’s property due to faulty wiring or something similar, this could be an example of a premises liability incident. The key is that the owner of the property must have been aware of the electrical hazard (or should have been aware of it) and simply failed to fix the problem.
It will be necessary for your NYC electrocution attorney to prove this, as well as your right to be on the property. This can be easily done if you have eyewitnesses who can vouch for your visitor status or texts or emails inviting you to the property.
Compensation for Electrocution Injuries
Electrocution injuries can range from minor shocks to severe burns, and your electrocution attorney will take the medical care you’ll require into account when negotiating your compensation. We’ll also need to consider how long your recovery will take and how your electrical wounds will affect your life.
These are just a few of the damages you might be able to seek:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Rehabilitative therapy costs
- Lost wages and earning potential if your injuries prevent you from working
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and disfigurement
- Lost enjoyment of life
Contact a New York City Electrical Injury Attorney
Personal injury cases take experience, knowledge, and skill to successfully resolve, especially if you want maximum compensation. The best way to secure the settlement you deserve is to schedule a free consultation with an NYC electrocution lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) and arrange a time for yours.