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Electrical Shock Injury Lawyers in New York

Experienced Accident Lawyers Help New York Victims of Electrical Shock

Electricity powers our lives, but when electrical currents come into contact with the human body, the results can be devastating.  On most New York City construction sites, contact with electricity is inevitable. Even if you don’t work in construction, fire accidents and breaker accidents can happen anywhere.  

At Proner & Proner, our top-rated New York City electrical shock injury lawyers are prepared to fight to get the compensation you and your family need. When you’re facing off against large insurance companies and defense lawyers, you need the best lawyer possible by your side to make sure you receive fair compensation. 

When you choose Mitchell Proner and his team, you can rest assured that you have an experienced and respected lawyer in your corner.  Our duty to our clients is our number one priority and we are committed to standing by your side every step of the way. Don’t let financial worries get in the way of your physical and emotional recovery.  Call or contact our award-winning electrical shock injury lawyers for a free, no-risk consultation today.

How do Workers Sustain Electrical Shock Injuries in New York?

New York Labor Laws 200 and 240 require construction site owners and supervisors to keep worksites safe for workers.  These laws also place financial liability on the responsible party when failure to satisfy industrial code requirements causes an electrical shock injury.  Unfortunately, code violations are common in the construction industry because contractors and property owners are often in a rush to complete projects—often with little regard for worker safety.

Electrical shock injuries often result from circumstances involving:

  • Failure to turn off the power supply when appropriate,
  • Faulty or old electrical wiring,
  • Improper use of extension cords,
  • Exposed wires,
  • Fallen power or telephone lines,
  • Contact between a crane and electrical power lines,
  • Contact between a piece of equipment, such as a ladder or tool, that has been energized by contact with a power source.

Electrical shock injuries are often serious and even life-threatening. If someone else’s carelessness caused your electrical shock injury, our knowledgeable New York lawyers are here to hold them accountable.  At Proner & Proner, our mission is to get justice for you and your family in the form of financial compensation—and we have been successfully fighting to accomplish this goal for over 50 years.

Potential Severity of New York Electrical Shock Injuries

Electrical shock injuries sustained in work accidents can be devastating and may require years of treatment.  In some cases, electrical shock injuries can result in fatalities. Common electrical shock injuries include:

  • Severe burns that impact both the skin and tissue
  • Nerve damage
  • Cellular damage
  • Vision loss, whether partial or total
  • Brain injury
  • Recurring seizures
  • Respiratory distress
  • Broken bones
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart damage
  • Death

Dedicated Injury Lawyers Fight for Full Compensation for Victims of Electrical Shock Injury in New York City

It can be easy to overlook potential sources and types of compensation that you deserve when you’re focused on recovering from an electrical shock injury.  Our New York lawyers have helped countless clients recover full and fair compensation awards after these painful work accidents. We are available 24/7 to put our skills to work to do the same for your family.

Available compensation in your case may include:

  • Any medical expenses,
  • The cost of future medical care, including reconstructive surgeries and skin grafting,
  • Lost wages,
  • Lost future earning capacity,
  • Physical therapy or rehab,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life,
  • Loss of the company of your loved one if the workplace accident resulted in death (loss of consortium).

Our experienced electrical shock injury lawyers in New York work with the leading experts in the field to gain an accurate picture of the total cost of your injuries—both now and in the future.  It can be tempting to accept an insurance settlement offer or fail to pursue a personal injury claim because you’re focused on your recovery. At Proner & Proner, we’re here to handle every aspect of your claim so you don’t have to worry.  We will:

  • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation, including those required by workers’ compensation laws,
  • Investigate your case to determine whether someone else’s negligence caused your electrical shock injury,
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and defense attorneys to reach a fair settlement,
  • Use our experience and resources to determine the amount of compensation that is fair in your case,
  • Advocate on your behalf every step of the way.

Call Today to Learn About Your Legal Rights After Suffering an Electrical Shock Injury in New York

New York does place time limits on your ability to claim workers’ compensation benefits and to file a personal injury lawsuit.  Because of these limits, known as the statute of limitations, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights.  

At Proner & Proner, our electrical shock injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover the most compensation possible.  In fact, we don’t recover attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case. Your initial consultation is free, so call or contact us online today to see how we can help.  Our lawyers are also fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Frequently Asked Questions About Claims for Electrical Shock Injury Claims in New York

FAQ: What type of compensation can I recover for electrical shock injuries sustained in a work accident?  What if I knew the work was dangerous? 

Under New York law, you may have a legal right to compensation for electrical shock injuries even if you knew the job was dangerous.  A fair compensation award could include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, long-term disability, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.  If you lost a loved one in a tragic electrocution accident, we will fight for compensation based upon that wrongful death. Compensation in a wrongful death case can include medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and compensation for the loss of your loved one’s company and financial support.

FAQ: How do I know if I need a lawyer to get compensation for an electrical shock injury?  

In many cases, you might not immediately know whether you have a case—and that’s okay.  In fact, that’s the reason we offer all potential clients a free initial consultation. We’ll listen to what happened in your case and ask questions to gain a full understanding.  If someone else’s negligence contributed to your accident, we may pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If your workers’ compensation benefits have been denied or delayed, we’re here to help get the benefits you need.  Even if you don’t have all the evidence, we have the resources necessary to locate that evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.

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