New York Electrocution Accident Attorneys
Top New York City construction accident attorneys obtain multi-million-dollar verdicts for accident victims
Construction work can be hazardous. That is widely known. And that is why there are laws in place to protect workers from sustaining injuries at the construction site. But laws are violated and rules are not always enforced. When that happens, and a worker is injured, the responsible individual or entity must be held accountable. The experienced New York City construction accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. are passionate about fighting on your behalf, if you or someone you love has suffered injury in a construction or other accident as the result of negligence, including electrocution accidents.
New York’s labor laws protect workers
The state of New York has adopted labor laws that were designed to protect workers from suffering injury while on the job. These labor laws include the following provisions:
New York Labor Law Section 200 – specifies that both owners and contractors must maintain a safe workplace and adopt safety precautions designed to protect workers
New York Labor Law Section 240 – this provision is commonly known as the “scaffold law”. It provides protection for workers in the event they suffer injury in a high fall or are struck by a falling object
New York Labor Law Section 241 – stipulates that certain safety measures must be implemented at the workplace and work sites must have specified safety equipment available to ensure the safety of workers
Safety training a requirement for many New York City workers
According to the New York City Department of Buildings , as of March 1, 2018, many building construction workers are required to have completed ten hours of safety training. As per Local Law 196 of 2017, construction workers must be able to demonstrate that at least an OSHA10 class has been successfully completed within the prior five years to continue working. At job sites that require a Site Safety Plan, workers must receive a minimum of 40 hours of training.
In the electrocution prevention safety course, workers learn how to illustrate and describe different types of electrical hazards, including the following:
- Shock and cardio arrhythmias
- Indirect falls
- Arc flash
- Arc blast
Personal injury law protects accident victims
Personal injury law was designed to protect those who have been injured due to another person’s negligence. In personal injury cases, the victim files a claim for compensatory damages, which may include medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages and lost sick and vacation time. The compensation is intended to return the victim to the state of being they had prior to the accident. Some losses, such as medical expenses, are easily measurable. Others, such as pain and suffering, must be estimated.
Our team secures multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for construction accidents
Experienced construction accident attorneys at the Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. in New York City are dedicated to fighting on behalf of accident victims, with a successful track record in securing multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, including the following:
$8 million verdict for a scaffolding fall
The Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. construction accident attorneys secured an $8 million verdict for our client, proving to a jury that a lumbar disc herniation and related surgeries were due to a scaffolding fall that our client experienced three years earlier. The jury awarded more than $6 million for our client, which totals more than $8 million when legal interest is added.
$4.5 million settlement for a ladder fall
Our experienced litigators secured a $4.5 million for our client who fell 15 feet when his ladder slipped during construction work, sustaining injuries to his heels and undergoing surgery to both legs.
$1.2 million for an electrocution accident
When our client, an electrician, was electrocuted and fell 14 feet, he suffered serious injuries, including multiple clavicle and rib fractures, which required extensive surgery. The skilled team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. recovered $1.2 million for his injuries.
Statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York
Every state establishes legal time limits for filing claims in the civil court system, known as the statute of limitations. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date the accident occurred. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an electrocution accident and another person or entity was legally responsible for the accident, then you must heed this deadline to file a personal injury claim. Failure to file a personal injury claim in the court system prior to the three-year deadline will result in your case being dismissed. Furthermore, you will have lost the opportunity to obtain any compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, or any lost wages.
Our experienced New York City litigators hold responsible parties accountable
If you are in construction work, you know the risks you face going to the work site every day. But that is why protections are in place to ensure that you do not suffer injury while simply doing your job. When those safety protections are not enforced, and New York’s labor laws fail to protect you from construction site accidents, we are by your side to recover the maximum compensation from the parties responsible for your electrocution accident. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C., our skilled litigators have more than 80 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured victims. Let us fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve. Our New York construction accident attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay anything until we win your case. Schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our team by contacting our office at 718-395-4669 or 917-268-6710 or contact us online.