Electrical Accident Injuries

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Case Results in Electric Shock Accidents at Work

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Work Related Electrical Accidents

Many work related electrical accidents occur on construction sites or during power installations/repairs. Oftentimes, workers who come into contact with electricity suffer fatal injuries. If not fatal, the injuries are usually catastrophic.

Major internal injuries, organ failure and extensive flesh wounds result from electrical shocks. Electrical burns can be severe and disfiguring with significant scarring. Internal damage to organs can also occur.  Many electrical accidents result in heart or respiratory failure, leading to death. 

We understand how devastating a work electrical accident can be for the individual and their families. Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan (Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan) is ready to fight for you and your family to obtain financial compensation that will allow you to recover and not have to worry about bills and life’s expenses.

The most common types of electrocution or electrical shock accidents happen as a result of:

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Employer Liability in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Under both Pennsylvania & New Jersey workers’ compensation law, workers injured in electrical shock accidents are usually prohibited from suing an employer for having caused the accident. That’s the nature of workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re injured and your employer offers workers’ compensation, you usually can’t sue your employer to get compensated for the work accident. However, there are different exceptions to this rule. One of the most commonly applied exceptions is the intentional wrong exception. In some cases, an employer acts with such recklessness that courts will allow an injured worker to file a lawsuit for the work accident. Courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are pretty clear that the conduct has to be intentional, not just negligent. Many workers believe that in an electrical accident, workers’ compensation is their only option – this is not always the case. Call us for a free consultation today so that we can advise you of all of your legal options and potential financial recovery.

 

Rights of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Workers Injured in Electrocution Accidents

In Pennsylvania or New Jersey the potential liable parties for, electrocution or electrical accidents resulting in serious injury or death, often include:

Electrical Accident and Injury Lawyers

At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan (Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan), our experienced electrical accident attorneys are committed to providing the best representation and individual attention to our clients and our clients’ families.

Our highly rated electrical accident lawyers have over 50 years of experience handling cases against contractors, subcontractors, public utility companies and product manufacturers in electrical accidents. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a workplace electrical shock accident, contact our experienced lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 
Call (800) 220-7600 or 215-399-9255 now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Electrical accidents on construction job sites can result from various factors. At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, we have seen electrical accidents caused by:

  1. Contact with live wires or energized equipment: Workers accidentally coming into contact with live electrical components can suffer severe injuries or fatalities.
  2. Improper use of extension cords: Overloading or using damaged extension cords can lead to electrical accidents.
  3. Inadequate grounding: Improper grounding of electrical equipment can create hazardous conditions.
  4. Lack of proper lockout/tagout procedures: Failing to follow lockout/tagout procedures when working on electrical systems can lead to accidents.
  5. Insufficient training: Workers who are not adequately trained in electrical safety practices may be more susceptible to accidents.

Electrical accidents on construction sites can result in various injuries. Some common injuries seen at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan include:

  1. Electrical burns: These burns can range from minor to severe, sometimes requiring extensive medical treatment and even amputation.
  2. Electrocution: In severe cases, electrocution can be fatal or result in long-term health issues, such as organ damage or neurological problems.
  3. Shock injuries: Electrical shock can cause muscle contractions, heart problems, or even respiratory failure.
  4. Falls: Workers who experience electrical shock may lose their balance, leading to falls and subsequent injuries, such as broken bones or head injuries.
  5. Secondary injuries: These injuries may occur indirectly from the electrical accident, such as fires or explosions resulting from electrical malfunctions.

If you have been involved in an electrical accident on a construction site, the experienced attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan can assist you by:

  1. Evaluating your case: We’ll assess the details of your accident and injuries to determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation and any potential third-party claims.
  2. Assisting with workers’ compensation claims: We’ll help you navigate the workers’ compensation process and ensure your claim is filed accurately and on time.
  3. Identifying third-party claims: Our attorneys will investigate the accident to determine if other parties, such as equipment manufacturers, contractors, or property owners, may be held liable for your injuries.
  4. Building a strong case: We’ll gather evidence, consult with experts, and develop a compelling case to maximize your potential compensation.
  5. Negotiating settlements and representing you in court: Our team will negotiate with insurance companies and, if necessary, represent you in court to fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you are involved in an electrical accident on a construction site, take the following steps:

  1. Seek medical attention: Obtain immediate medical care for any injuries, even if they seem minor at first.
  2. Report the incident: Inform your supervisor or employer about the accident as soon as possible.
  3. Document the scene: Take photographs or videos of the accident site, any equipment involved, and your injuries.
  4. Gather witness information: Collect contact information from any coworkers or bystanders who may have witnessed the accident.
  5. Consult with a construction accident attorney: Seek legal advice from an experienced attorney, such as those at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, to help you understand your rights and options.

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