New York Electrocution Accident Lawyer: Advocates for Construction Workers and Beyond

Suffered an Electrical Injury? Our Experienced Team Can Help

Construction Workers Are at High Risk of Electrocution AccidentsThe electrocution accident attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz Bloom Hershenhorn, Steigman and Mackauf possesses a deep understanding of the myriad challenges faced by victims of electrical shocks and their families. While our firm harbors a specialized focus on aiding construction workers who confront electrical hazards – often due to overlooked safety measures or the failure to properly deactivate electrical sources – our legal prowess is by no means confined to this area. We extend our comprehensive legal expertise to support all individuals who have suffered from electrical injuries, regardless of the context.

Our attorneys are adept at unraveling the complex scenarios faced by victims in various environments, be it on a construction site or within the confines of a home or office. We engage top experts in electrical engineering, accident investigation, and reconstruction to meticulously uncover the cause of each accident and secure full compensation from those accountable.

Our firm is particularly skilled at navigating the distinct risks prevalent on construction sites. However, our vast experience and robust resources are equally effective in addressing electrical accidents that occur in residential, commercial, or other diverse settings. We are dedicated to crafting customized legal strategies tailored to the specific needs of each client, whether they are a construction worker, a homeowner, or an office employee.

Electrical injuries can arise from numerous sources – from an inadvertent brush with exposed wiring to a consequential encounter with a wire during work activities, such as digging or unintentionally contacting an overhead wire with equipment. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the electrical shock or electrocution, we stand ready to assist in pursuing compensation for injuries or fatalities, whether they stem from a defective product, a workplace hazard, or a safety lapse on a construction site. We are particularly vigilant in cases where construction workers suffer due to the failure of general contractors or other responsible parties to adequately shut off the electric source prior to the commencement of work.

What Damages Can Result from Electrocution Accidents?

The damage that can be caused from exposure to an electrical shock include:

  • Burns
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cellular Damage
  • Death
Are Power Companies Liable for Contact with Overhead Power Lines?

Yes, electric companies must maintain their power lines safely. Their failure to do so can lead to liability, particularly in cases where individuals, including construction workers, come into contact with electric wires.

Contact with overhead power lines  is a frequent source of  electrocution. Electric companies have a duty to properly install and maintain their wires including fixing sags in power lines or repairing and guarding against power lines that have been knocked down in a storm. When a power company fails to exercise reasonable care in protecting the public in these situations, it can be held responsible. Workers on cranes in the area of electric wires often suffer injury or death from a failure to shut down electrical power.

Could a Defective Product Cause my Electrical Injury?

Electrical injuries often result from defective products, such as malfunctioning power tools or improperly installed electrical systems. We thoroughly investigate to identify and pursue claims against responsible entities. Electrocution caused by a defective product can also occur in the home when an appliance, power tool, or even a phone, computer or medical device malfunctions. Children are particularly susceptible to electrocution by unsafe children’s products as they can often occur instantaneously and without any prior warning. Faulty installation of appliances, light fixtures, and outlets can also result in electrocution and are a primary cause of electrical accidents in the home. 

Electrocution cases in New York often involve theories of product liability.  These types of cases definitely require attorneys with specialized expertise in the applicable New York laws. In a case involving an electrical shock arising from the defective design of a product, the claim is that the product functioned as it was designed but the design was negligent. The risk of electric shock or electrocution must be designed out of the product if such can be done without destroying the utility of the product. If this can't be done then the possibility of electrical shock or electrocution must be guarded against or, if guarding is not possible, warned against.

Who is Liable for Workplace Electrical Shock?

Liability varies and can include employers, product manufacturers, or property owners, especially when there's a failure in maintaining safe working conditions or managing electrical hazards properly. Electrocution in the workplace normally occurs due to unsafe working conditions, poor procedures & training, or malfunctioning or defective machinery or tools. Although many of these cases will be limited by the Workers Compensation laws of the State of New York, cases often can be pursued against other companies such as the manufacturers of the defective product or the companies that maintain it. In the case of a construction worker who suffers injury or death as a result of electrocution, the owner or general contractor may be liable for failure to shut down the source of the electrical power. Construction sites are required to be free from electrical hazards pursuant to Industrial Code of the State of New York section 23-1.13. If a construction site owner or general contractor violate the industrial code, an injured worker may be able to bring a claim under New York Labor Law 241(6) as a result of the violation.

How is compensation calculated in an electrocution accident case in New York?

Our NYC electrocution attorneys will not only retain the best experts in the fields of electrical engineering, accident investigation, and reconstruction, to determine how the accident occurred and who is responsible but will also hire economists, financial analysts and accountants to determine the costs associated with the accident such as cost of care, lost wage, pain and suffering and other monetary loss.

Why choose us?

The attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf advocate for our clients' full financial recovery through detailed, meticulous preparation for trial. Whether you're a construction worker or someone who has experienced an electrical injury in another setting, our law firm is here to provide expert legal guidance and support.Our expertise in New York’s product liability laws and regulations uniquely positions us to handle electrical injury cases, focusing on comprehensive preparation and expert-backed claims.

How to contact us?

If you have been injured in an electrical accident, please contact the NY electrocution accident attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf at 212-943-1090 to discuss your case. We offer a complimentary consultation..

Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.

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