New York City Electrocution Injury Attorney
Attorney for Electrical Accidents in New York
The danger of electrocution can be present in any workplace, but it is
a common work hazard in the construction and electrician industries. Electrocution
injuries are not only painful, but they can also be life-threatening.
If you have been injured in an electrocution accident at work, you should
contact a New York construction accident law firm that employs NY electrocution
Electrocution is the fourth most
fatal type of construction accident. OSHA defines an electrical hazard as exposure to electrocutions, burns,
arc flashes, shock, explosions. Electrical accidents in the workplace
affect electricians the most often, but the second and third categories
of affected workers are construction workers and supervisors, respectively.
If you have been injured by any electrical hazard, you should contact
a New York City construction accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss
filing a claim.
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There are many ways that electrocution can occur. The most frequent type
of electrical accident is contact with overhead power lines. This can
affect power maintenance employees due to the nature of their work, but
it also affects construction workers who may be operating equipment at
heights near overhead lines. The second most common means of electrocution
is contact with energized parts. Physical contact with an energized part
could include touching live wires, damaged wires, or malfunctioning power
tools. Another way that a worker can be electrocuted is during the use
of extension cords. Electrocution accidents are preventable if coworkers
and companies follow the strict electric hazard guidelines. If you have
been electrocuted due to another person’s negligence, you should
contact a NYC electrocution attorney as soon as possible.
When the human body comes in contact with an electric source, the current
enters the body through contact with skin or hair. An electrical current
through the body can cause different types of injuries depending on the
voltage. The areas of the body that come in contact with the live electric
source can suffer severe burns which can lead to scarring. Electric shock
can also cause neurological damage that can affect heart, lung, and brain function.
High voltage amounts are the most deadly because they can cause ventricular
fibrillation. Ventricular fibrillation is a contraction of the cardiac
muscles that interferes with heart function. If the exposure is strong
enough and long enough, the ventricular fibrillation will cause the heart
to stop, killing the electrocution victim. If you or a member of your
family sustained a serious injury from electric shock hazards, you should
contact a New York construction accident law firm.
Belushin Law Firm can help injured victims pursue compensation and can
advocate for families of fatally electrocuted workers through
wrongful death claims.
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