and burns cause thousands of injuries in New York every year.
Also referred to as electric shock, electrical injuries
occur when a person makes contact with a live source of
electricity either directly or through an object that
conducts electricity such as a ladder or a power tool or
an appliance. Exposure to hot electrical wires can
cause severe burns, damage to the nervous system or
heart or other unwanted symptoms. The damaged sustained
depends on the amount and type of electrical current and
the way that it travels thru the individual’s body.
families of electrocution accidents may be entitled to
significant compensation for these injuries, especially
when they are caused by negligence.
For adults, most electric shock incidents occur at work,
although they can also happen at home. Electrocution is
a serious occupational hazard for people working in
construction sites, office buildings and commercial
facilities such as restaurants. A variety of items can
contribute to electrocution injuries including:
workers who encounter the presence of live and exposed
electricity located near metal equipment or water.
Causes of electric shock include, but are not limited
contact with exposed electrical sources, such as an
appliance or wiring
or accidental contact with high-voltage power lines,
as often occurs at construction sites or in the
wiring or improper maintenance
water while using an electrical outlet, as in unsafe
commercial kitchen or industrial plant environment
contact between metal and electricity, such as a
ladder, machine or metal rail at a construction site
flashes from power lines
faulty or exposed wiring
workers, homeowners, tenants and employees are all
vulnerable to the dangers of exposed or faulty wiring.
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
Whenever a person
has received a high-voltage shock, medical attention
should be sought immediately. The speed and quality of
medical resuscitation saves lives.
You may have the
right to receive compensation for injuries which are
sustained as the result of suffering from an electrical
If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical
accident in New York we can help.
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