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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution on construction sites is one of the major causes of work-related injuries and fatalities. Many of these are not accidental but caused by negligence.

If you or a loved one has been electrocuted on a construction site, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free and confidential case consultation.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC?

The firm’s lawyers have more than 20 years of experience representing clients in all areas of personal injury, with a proven track record of success. Our founder and Managing Partner, Jay S. Knispel, has litigated multi-million dollar catastrophic injury cases and serves as trial counsel to some of the most respected law firms in New York City.

  • We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis – no fee unless we win for you.
  • Over 20 years of experience and success in construction accident cases.
  • Attorney Jay Knispel has significant trial experience will not settle your case for less than its true value.

Why You Need a Lawyer

If you or a loved one were a victim of electrocution, you may be physically unable to pursue compensation for your injuries. Additionally, the liable party is often a large corporation with an intimidating legal team who will fight to prevent the compensation you require for full recovery. The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you in your time of need, taking care of all that is necessary to obtain the damages you deserve. This includes:

  • Filing any and all paperwork necessary in a personal injury claim.
  • Devising a comprehensive strategy that is informed by your needs.
  • Using resources to hire experts who can substantiate your claim.
  • Taking your case to trial if it is necessary to get the desired compensation.

We can handle the legal proceedings while you focus on healing and recovery.

Types of Electrocution Accidents and Injuries

Depending on factors in the environment, such as humidity, it does not necessarily take a great deal of electricity to cause a great deal of harm. For example, people have ended up in the emergency room with severe electrical burns from accidents with Christmas tree lights.

Causes of Electrical Accidents

The three main causes of electrical accidents on construction sites, in order of frequency, are:

  • Contact with overhead power lines
  • Contact with transformers and live wires
  • Contact with electrical currents while working with any type of equipment, tools, machinery or extension cords

Main Types of Electrical Injuries

There are four main categories of electrical injuries:

  • Electric shock – This is the result of having a current pass through the body, trying to find a path to the ground. Injuries, including burns, can range from minor to life-threatening
  • Burns – These are the result of coming into direct contact with an electrical source and can involve severe damage to the muscles and internal organs.
  • Falls – These are often the result of an electrical shock causing someone to fall, e.g., when working on a power line. The type and degree of injury usually depend on the fall height and can be deadly.
  • Electrocution (death) – This is the result of a powerful enough electrical shock to cause either the heart or the brain to stop functioning.

Contact Us Today

Contact us immediately. We will thoroughly evaluate your case and advise you on the best action to take. The consultation is free, and there is no fee unless we win.