New York Electric Shock Lawyers
Electric shock injuries are extremely dangerous accidents that can leave victims suffering from devastating financial distress due to expensive medical bills in addition to their physical injuries. Construction sites are inherently dangerous places that pose a danger to workers for suffering from an electric shock injury. However, contractors and property managers owe a duty of care to the workers employed at these sites to provide proper safety measures to protect them from malfunctioning equipment.
If you have suffered an electric shock injury while working on a construction site, sections 200 and 241-6 of the New York labor code may offer legal protections that will allow you to seek compensation from your employer or the owner of the worksite. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our experienced New York electric shock lawyers may be able to provide you with the legal representation you need in a lawsuit. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call us today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Types of Electrical Injuries
Exposure to electrical current can cause a variety of physiological effects, with the severity increasing dramatically with the strength of voltage. The following are three ways in which an electrical current can cause harm to you in the workplace:
- The resistance your body provides to the passage of an electrical current produces heat in direct proportion to the strength of the current. This can cause extensive and deep burns in both the skin and internal tissue.
- The electrical currents controlling the rhythm of your heart can be disrupted by the introduction of an external current, inducing ventricular fibrillation. If not immediately corrected, this experience can be fatal.
- Electrical currents also disrupt other parts of the nervous system, resulting in neuropathy after repeated exposure.
When such an injury is caused by an unsafe worksite or a hazard that should have reasonably been addressed, a property manager or general contractor may be held liable for the resulting expenses of the affected worker.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team is committed to protecting the rights and interests of victims of construction accidents and will seek the maximum compensation available under New York labor laws in order to offset medical expenses and other costs. For a free consultation with an experienced New York electric shock injury attorney, call us today at 866-LAWS-USA.