Could I have a third-party claim if I suffered an electric shock on a construction site?

construction accident attorney nycIt depends on who is responsible for your injury. Before you begin a third-party claim, you need to find out why you were hurt and who was responsible for the dangerous condition that caused your electric shock injury.

How Electric Shocks Happen on Construction Sites

Electricians and other construction workers are often exposed to electric wires, boxes, and transformers that are in various stages of installation. When electric accidents occur, they frequently happen because:

  • Wiring is not properly grounded yet
  • Wiring is exposed
  • Something falls on wiring
  • Workers come into contact with overhead wires

Any of these situations can result in a severe injury.

Third Parties Are Liable for Some Electric Shock Injuries

If someone other than your employer caused the unsafe condition that led to your electric shock, then you may file a third-party lawsuit. In some cases, the following parties may not employ you but may cause your injury:

  • Contractors
  • Electricians
  • Property owners
  • Wiring and switch manufacturers
  • Equipment manufacturers

A successful third-party lawsuit may allow you to recover for all of your injuries.

Get the Recovery You Deserve After an Electric Shock Injury

Not all electric shocks are the same. The severity of an electric shock injury depends on the voltage exposure, the length of time you were exposed to electricity, your overall health condition, and other factors. Your injuries may include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Respiratory issues
  • Headaches
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • Burns
  • Seizures
  • Heart issues
  • Organ damage
  • Compartment syndrome

Your medical conditions may significantly interfere with your life and continue for a long time. A third-party lawsuit can help you recover for your physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.

Contact Our NY & NJ Construction Accident Attorneys Today

To learn more, please contact our experienced New York City construction accident lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will help you pursue every possible recovery so that you do not have to suffer a financial loss in addition to your pain and suffering.

 

Paul T. Hofmann
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Focused on personal injury, with an emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims.