Electrical Injury

Electrical Accidents Causing Shock, Burns, or Electrocution

Dream Team Partners Philip L. Franckel, Esq. and Robert T. Plevy, Esq. will aggressively investigate electrical accidents and pursue claims against negligent property owners, contractors, and other negligent parties.

Smoke damage on electric outlet after electric fire caused burn injury

To investigate the electrical accident which caused your injury, we will use expert witnesses to identify the exact cause of the accident, determine who is at fault, and testify at trial if necessary.

You or someone you know may be entitled to significant compensation if an injury was caused by electric shock or electrocution. Persons and companies responsible for negligence causing injury from an electric accident, usually have substantial insurance policies to adequately compensate you for your injuries.

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Electrical injuries are most frequently caused at construction sites. Construction workers often work close to live wires where old electric wires have not been removed or new electric wires are only partially installed.

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Hidden or exposed electric wires may be damaged by tools thereby exposing construction workers to the risk of electrocution.

Construction workers often use metal ladders and scaffolds which may come in contact with live wires. Additionally, ladders and scaffolds allow construction workers to gain access to a greater height near live wires.

While construction workers frequently suffer electrical burn injuries or electrocution, the injury from the electric shock could be minor yet result in the construction worker being seriously injured from a fall or a tool.

If you have an electric injury on a construction site or in a construction accident, please call us immediately for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Causes of Electrical Accidents

Electric shock and electrocution accidents can occur because of the negligence of electrical contractors. However, another contractor may create a dangerous condition near electric wires.  Additionally, building owners or inspectors may fail to make the premises safe for workers and residents.

Other causes include:

  • Exposed electric wires or sources of electricity
  • Appliance or tool in contact with an electric source
  • Appliance or tool which is improperly grounded
  • Work performed by a non-licensed electrician
  • Substandard wiring
  • Improper grounding
  • Improper loading
  • Failure to turn off electricity
  • Worn or damaged insulation
  • Non-insulated wiring
  • Improper wiring connection
  • Damaged, defective, or improper circuit breaker
  • Damaged or defective electrical component, and
  • Inadequate training.

Types of Serious Injuries Caused by Electrical Accidents

  • Burns
  • Tissue destruction including tissue death also known as necrosis
  • Loss of one or more fingers, hands, toes, feet, arms or legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Brain damage, including TBI (traumatic brain injury) or MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury)
  • Wrongful death

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed because of an electrical accident or electric shock, speak with attorneys Phil Franckel and Rob Plevy as soon as possible.

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Phil Franckel is a well-known personal injury lawyer in New York since 1989. He is a Founding Partner of 1-800-HURT-911, LLP®, the Personal Injury Dream Team™, and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has an Avvo Top 10  Rating, Avvo Client’s Choice Award with all 5-star reviews, Avvo Top Contributor Award, Multi-Million Dollar Trial Lawyers Award, and others. See Mr. Franckel’s bio for areas of expertise.

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