Fatal Construction Accident: Electrocution

Feb 18, 2022

It’s not limited to those who work with electricity. All construction workers can suffer severe injuries or even death if an electrical accident occurs on a construction site. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA), electrocution is one of the top four accidents that can lead to a construction worker’s death on a job site.

If you were seriously injured by an electrical shock in a Brooklyn construction accident, or you lost a loved one who was electrocuted on the job, the NY construction injury attorneys at the Levitsky Law Firm can help you and your family get medical bills paid, obtain your lost earnings and other damages that New York law allows you to pursue.

The Three Most Common Causes of Electric Shock on Construction Sites

Even just a couple of amps of an electrical charge might cause severe injuries. OSHA cites three types of electrical accidents that can cause severe injuries or even fatalities. Those follow:

  • Coming into contact with overhead power lines.
  • Not providing ground-fault protection.
  • Coming into contact with electrical currents when working with tools or machinery.

Common Injuries as a Result of Serious Electrical Shock

According to our construction accident lawyer Brooklyn, aside from death, some other serious injuries that can result from electrical shock follow:

  • Severe burns that might include internal burns.
  • Cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Brain damage.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Respiratory arrest.

Whether you suffered electrical shock injuries through your own fault, the fault of a co-worker or the negligence of a third party, you’re eligible compensation for your injuries and damages under New York Law. The same rules apply if you lost a family member. The process is highly complicated in any such case, and you’ll be in need of the assistance and counsel of an aggressive and effective Brooklyn construction accident lawyer. After being injured or losing a loved one in any electrical accident at a construction site in or around Brooklyn, contact the Levitsky Law Firm right away. We’ll arrange for a free consultation and case review with one of our NY construction injury attorneys at your earliest convenience. Upon being retained, our goal will be to obtain the highest settlement or verdict that you deserve.