Electrical Injuries: Queens Construction Accident Attorney
Electrocution, Burns, and Other Injuries
Construction is an industry with inherent risks, as construction employees must work around electrical power and power lines on a daily basis. Contractors and workers may not even be aware of the existence of power lines near their work. There are high levels of danger involved in working in proximity with electrical wires, cables, and outlets, and installing electrical systems entails other hazards. Working with metal ladders near power lines has been the cause of serious injuries, and a construction worker can come into contact with power lines on a regular basis during the course of a day's work. These lines carry high voltages and any contact can result in electrocution, causing serious injuries and sometimes death.
These are typical dangers at a construction site, and how much more so when wiring is exposed or does not have sufficient insulation. In some cases, workers utilize equipment improperly, exposing themselves or others to electrical hazards. For example, someone may have been injured by equipment that was used outside and exposed to the elements, but was only meant to be operated inside. Faulty wiring, or using electrical cords for more power than they are equipped to handle can also cause an electrical injury. These dangers can all result in serious personal injuries and even death.
Have you been injured in an electrical accident?
Worker's compensation may pay benefits to a worker injured in an electrical accident. It doesn't matter who or what caused it. Non-workers, such as pedestrians, can also be injured. When there is also negligence by another party that caused or contributed to the accident, it is important that the responsible party is held accountable. A third party claim may be possible, to be filed against the electricity company, equipment company, subcontractor or other party. At the Law Offices of Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C., we are dedicated to assisting our clients to pursue the maximum financial compensation possible from all liable parties.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or if you have lost someone in an electrical accident, contact a Queens construction accident lawyer from our firm to find caring representation that will tenaciously assert your rights. We want to win you the compensation that you deserve to help in physical and financial recovery. Issues of liability as well as worker's compensation claims should be addressed by an experienced personal injury attorney. At our firm, you will find an attorney who has a great deal of experience, 30 years in personal injury law, and who is well-versed in construction accidents and the various processes involved in recovering compensation.
Contact us for immediate assistance in your electrical accident case.