Electrical Accidents Attorneys in Brick, NJ
Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Workers Injured in Electrical Accidents Throughout Ocean County, New Jersey
Electrical accidents are common and serious workplace hazards. According to the National Safety Council, 325 Americans die and 4,000 are injured in workplace electrical accidents each year. OSHA reports that electrocution is the second leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, after falls.
Experienced Legal Help for Injured Workers in Ocean County
If you were injured on the job in an electrical accident, the attorneys of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C we can manage your workers’ compensation claim. We can also pursue a third-party personal injury claim if someone other than the employer is responsible. We offer a free initial consultation to review your case and tell you whether you may be eligible to receive more than workers’ compensation benefits. To schedule your consultation, please contact our law firm online or call our office in Red Bank, Hazlet or Brick, New Jersey.
Our law firm has more than 70 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers. We understand that electrical accidents can lead to large medical expenses and cause permanent injuries. You may be unable to work temporarily; permanent injuries are frequently involved as well. We believe those who caused the accident should be held financially responsible for the damages you suffered. Our attorneys have an impressive record of success in workplace accident claims, including cases involving electrical accidents.
About Electrical Accidents
We represent clients who were injured by electrical shocks, electrical fires, and arc flash accidents. We also represent the survivors of those who died a wrongful death due to electrocution. Many of our electrical accident clients are construction workers and utility workers. Yet, workers in any industry may sustain an electrical injury.
Electrical accidents can result in:
- Electrical burns
- Nerve damage
- Damage to muscles, organs and other internal tissues
- Internal bleeding
- Cardiac arrest
In addition to damages caused by electricity itself, strong electric current can cause a worker to fall or be thrown with such force that he or she may sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injury and other catastrophic injuries. An electrical accident can send tools and other objects flying, which can cause additional injury.
Causes of Electrical Accidents
Electrical accidents can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Coming too near an overhead power line
- Contacting a hot wire
- Faulty installation
- Old wiring
- Running cords under carpet
- Overloaded circuits
- Storing flammable materials near exposed electric wires
- Malfunctioning machinery
- Defective products
- Unlicensed individuals doing electrical work
- Failure to follow building codes
- Faulty inspection
- Loose connections
Analyzing the Evidence
Our attorneys are skilled at analyzing the circumstances of workplace accidents. We will study the facts of the case and determine which individuals and organizations may be responsible for the accident that injured you. Other than a claim for worker’s compensation benefits, you cannot take legal action against your employer unless there is proof the employer intended harm to the employee or engaged in activity that was grossly negligent and highly likely to cause injury to the employee. If another party is at fault, and a third party claim is viable, we will pursue financial compensation for damages beyond a worker’s compensation case to ensure you are awarded damages for pain and suffering and other harms and losses you have suffered.
Free Consultation with Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer About Your Brick, NJ Electrical Accident
To speak with an experienced workplace accident attorney, please contact us online or call one of our three locations. The initial consultation is free of charge. You will pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation in your electrical injury case.