New York City Electrocution Accident Attorneys
Construction sites are among the most dangerous worksites in the country, one reason is because of the hazards of electrical accidents and electrocution. These risks can come from a variety of sources, including frayed electrical cords, power tools, pools of water, and generators. Fortunately, in many cases, construction workers who are injured in electrical accidents are entitled to file a claim to obtain workers’ compensation benefits or compensation from an at-fault party.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in an electrocution accident on the job, the dedicated NYC construction accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are committed to skillfully fighting for your rights and for your rightful compensation. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
The Danger Electricity Poses in Construction Work
According to the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health, statistics clearly relay that electricity continues to play a significant role in fatal construction accidents. For electricians, specifically, this danger relates to working near or with live wires, and for non-electricians, a basic lack of training regarding electrical safety and the presence of live overhead power lines represent the most significant risks. The statistics shared include:
- Among construction workers in the U.S., electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of death
- About 143 construction workers (on average) are killed by accidents involving electricity each year.
- Construction workers are second only to electricians when it comes to the number of annual electrocutions.
The threat of electrocution is very real.
New York Labor Laws Designed to Protect You
The State of New York has labor laws in place that are designed to protect construction workers from being injured on the job, including protections for accidents involving electricity. These include laws that specify all of the following:
- Both construction company owners and contractors must adopt all necessary safety precautions in their efforts to maintain safe working environments.
- Worksites must be equipped with specific safety equipment that is made available to help ensure the safety of all workers
- Protections must be in place that help protect workers from being injured in falls and in accidents involving falling objects
Construction companies, managers, and sites that fail to maintain safe work environments put their workers’ safety and even their lives at serious risk.
Safety Training for Your Safety
Because an important element of remaining safe from accidents involving electricity is receiving the necessary education, your employer is responsible for ensuring that you receive this potentially life-saving training. Your electrocution prevention course should include learning about all of the following hazards:
- Arc Flash
- Arc Blast
- Falls Caused by Electricity
- Shock and Cardiac Arrhythmias
Our dedicated legal team has an impressive history of securing multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients who’ve been injured in accidents involving electricity.
Our Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys Can Help
If someone else’s negligence leaves you or someone you love injured in an electrocution accident, the formidable construction accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in New York City have extensive experience helping clients like you obtain the compensation they need and deserve. We are here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 for more information today.