Electric Shock Injuries
Construction sites are inherently dangerous locations that pose a number of hazards to occupants and workers involved with the project. Proper safety procedures and precautions can mitigate these risks and allow employees to go about their business safely and effectively, but failure on the part of the contractor or property owner to properly protect workers against exposed power sources, malfunctioning equipment, and live wire situations can lead to a number of dangerous or even lethal injuries.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured construction workers by helping them to seek out any compensation for their medical expenses and other losses they may be entitled to following an accident. To learn more about your rights and options for recovery, call an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Types of Electric Shock Injuries
Poorly maintained construction sites may expose those who work on them to high voltages through unprotected live wires or poorly secured or marked electrical sources, putting them at risk of serious accident and injury. The following are a few examples of the types of injuries that can result from exposure to powerful electrical current:
- Burns resulting from the heat generated by the body’s resistance to electrical current
- Neurological disruptions which impair the body’s ability to communicate with itself
- Disruption of the electrical impulses controlling the heart, resulting in ventricular fibrillation
In severe or extremely powerful exposures, electric shock can lead to electrocution and death. Under sections 200 and 241-6 of the New York labor code, contractors or property owners in control of a construction site are obligated to provide for the safety of employees by taking steps to safeguard against known hazardous situations and providing adequate safety equipment.
If the negligence of a contractor or property owner has exposed you or a loved one to serious injury from electric shock, you may be able to obtain compensation for your medical expenses and other losses with the assistance of an experienced New York City construction accident attorney. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, call Hach & Rose, LLP, today at 866-LAWS-USA.