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Electrocution

Electrocution Injuries

Were You Seriously Injured?

Electrocution hazards are always serious, but they are especially dangerous in construction areas and work sites due to the abundance of machinery and wiring. While they aren’t the most common type of injury construction workers suffer while working, they can cause some of the most devastating injuries, and could even be fatal depending on the source of electricity. No matter the cause, if your injuries were the result of someone else’s reckless or negligent actions you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to secure the compensation you need to cover any medical bills or damages you may have incurred.

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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is highly experienced and qualified to take on construction accidents involving electrocution. We understand how dangerous construction sites can be, especially when high amounts of voltages, wires, and other sources of electricity are involved. If you or your loved one’s electrocution accident was caused by negligence or statutory violations, our New York City injury attorneys are prepared to help.

The Four Main Types Of Electrocution Injuries

Experts have broken electrocution injuries down into four main categories by the source of the charge:

  • Lightning Injuries: The majority of damage in these types of injuries will likely be surface-level or external, and they’re caused by low duration, high voltage charges, like in a lightning strike.
  • Flash Injuries: This type of injury only affects the skin of the victim, and doesn’t cause damage to any deeper layers.
  • Flame Injuries: If the electric charge causes the clothing or material in contact with the victim to catch fire, it could cause this type of injury.
  • True Electrical Injuries: If the victim becomes part of the electrical circuit, where the electricity can flow from one side of their body and out through another, they could suffer this type of injury.

Common Injuries Caused By Electrocution

  • Skin burns
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Broken bones
  • Issues swallowing, seeing and / or hearing
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Trouble breathing or lung failure
  • Heart Attack
  • Irregular or stopped heartbeat

Common Causes of Electrocution Injuries

Any intense electrical charge could result in serious injury, though the most common sources include:

  • Exposure on a worksite
  • Lightning
  • Faulty machinery
  • High-voltage power lines
  • Contact with exposed wiring
  • Faulty appliances
  • Small children sticking metal objects into sockets or biting down on electrical cords

Discuss your case with a member of our firm today by giving us a call at (212) 577-9325.

Hire The Experienced Legal Representation You Need

Electrocution injuries often require extensive medical care, which can put significant financial pressure on the victims and their families. If you were seriously injured in an electrocution accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, our NYC personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm are ready and waiting to provide you with the knowledgeable and passionate legal representation you need to secure the outcome you deserve. Call us at (212) 577-9325 today to discuss your situation one of our lawyers or schedule a free case evaluation by filling out our online form.

More Than $350 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

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  • $15,208,168

    Construction Accident. Union sheet metal worker who fell from ladder.

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    Case settled after verdict for $7,940,000
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    Construction Accident. Union worker fell from suspension scaffold sustaining injury to back.

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    *Case settled pursuant to stipulated amount of $5,000,000
  • $10,000,000
    Construction worker / mason fell from suspended scaffold. Case settled after jury verdict for $10,020,000
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