Who can be held liable if I sustain an electric shock injury at a construction site?
Liability for an electric shock injury depends on the circumstances of the accident. Some injuries result from unpredictable events which could not have been prevented by any party, and only workers compensation will be able to provide benefits if you have been injured in such a way. If the condition that lead to your injury was one that your employer knew about or should have known about and could have reasonably been prevented, then they can be held liable for any injuries you sustain as a result of that hazard under New York labor law, section 200.
To learn more about your rights and options for recovering compensation after an accident, call an experienced New York construction accident attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, today at 866-LAWS-USA.