Getting an electrical shock can leave you with devastating circumstances. Shocks cause severe burns and other injuries. Treating these can cost a fortune. A few victims even die every year because of electrocution. If you or someone you love has suffered from a shock, our electrocution lawyers in the Bronx are ready to help you.
Morelli Law’s personal injury lawyers in the Bronx have helped victims get compensation for electrocution accidents for over 20 years. We’ve worked on countless electrocution cases and know how to help you get the most from your case. Let us become your advocate in your quest for financial compensation with one phone call.
Electrocutions Can Happen Anywhere
Electrical injuries can happen in any place that has enough electricity to cause harm to the human body. That’s practically everywhere in the Bronx. You can get shocked on a construction site, in the office, in a factory, or even at home. No matter where you get shocked, our team of lawyers can help you seek damages.
We will investigate what happened to cause your shock. It could be from poor safety measures, bad wiring, exposed electrical contacts, and more. Once we know how you were shocked and where it happened, we can advise you on your best course of legal action.
If you were shocked at work, you may need to go through the workers’ compensation process to cover your costs. If so, we can help you through that process. We can also help those who are eligible to sue over their electrocution damages.
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Why Are Electrocutions So Dangerous?
Electrical current passes easily through human tissue and causes catastrophic damage, even at low voltage. Some of the consequences of electrocution include:
- Excessive firing and misfiring of the nerves, causing damage to the nervous system, heart, and muscles.
- Internal burns inside the body causing organ damage and tissue destruction
- External burns where the body contacts the electrical source
- Ventricular fibrillation, which happens when the electrical signals of the heart misfire, can cause cardiac arrest
- Broken bones because of seizures caused by strong electrocutions
- Neurological problems
Electricity is an incredibly useful resource and a foundation of modern civilization, but it is also very dangerous. Many people shock themselves through their own negligence trying to do electrical work in their homes. We encourage everyone to avoid doing electrical work without proper training and safety gear.
Sources of Electrical Shock
The most common place an adult will receive a shock is in the workplace, especially the construction industry. Power tools are used everywhere on job sites, and each can pose an electrocution risk if it’s not used or maintained properly.
Power line workers are the most at risk of electrocution on the job, but anyone can get shocked by a downed power line. Power line voltages are very high, which makes them far deadlier than the current running in the outlets of your home. If you ever notice a downed power line, do not go near it. Call the authorities and let them know where the line is.
The electrical lines in consumer products can also be dangerous, even fatal. Defective electrical products can cause injuries and fatalities. Victims and their families can sue several parties for product liability after a shock. Morelli Law can help you with these claims.
Workers’ Compensation and Electrocution
If you were electrocuted while you were on the job, then the first place to turn to for compensation is workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation will cover your medical bills and some of your lost wages.
Most times, this is an “exclusive remedy”. That means that you cannot sue your employer for damages if you take workers’ compensation, but you also don’t have to prove they were at fault. However, there are some circumstances where you could sue a third party for a workplace electrocution or even your employer.
Morelli Law’s electrocution lawyers in the Bronx will know if your case is eligible for more than workers’ compensation. Even if it isn’t, we can help you with your claim forms or represent you if your claim is denied. If you are eligible to sue, we can help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
Possible Damages From an Electrocution Case
The medical complications from electrocution can be extremely expensive to treat. You may need long-term care to get better. Some may face a permanent loss of function. It’s vital to work with a lawyer with electrocution case experience so you can get the most from your damages. Some damages you could be eligible for include:
- All medical bills related to your accident, including medicine, specialist visits, transportation, rehab, hospitalization, and more.
- All lost wages because you couldn’t work during your recovery
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Wrongful death damages in fatal cases
When you hire us, our team will launch an investigation into what happened to you. We’ll take steps to preserve evidence needed to prove your case before it gets lost, like security camera footage. Once we know the entire story and how your life has changed, we’ll calculate the true value of your case.
Reach Out to Morelli Law for a Free Consultation
Electrocution can have devastating effects on your health, your finances, and your family. The negligence of others causes many of these accidents. If you believe your electrocution was someone else’s fault, it’s time to take action.
Find out if you could get compensation for your electrocution injuries by contacting Morelli Law. We’ve helped accident victims in the Bronx for decades, and we know what it takes to win these cases and win big. We’ve helped victims get billions of dollars over the course of our career.
It’s in your best interest to contact a Bronx electrocution lawyer as soon as possible so you’ll have the best chance of a successful outcome. Call or email us to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.