What to know about electrocution accidents in New York

If you were injured in an electrocution accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Read on and reach out to our dedicated Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney today. We are on your side.

How do electrocution accidents commonly occur?

There are a number of different ways that electrocution accidents can happen. Typically, electrical injuries are the result of negligence or Labor Law violations in construction work zones. In particular, construction workers are at risk because of the work they do. In homes, residents can also encounter electrical injuries through contact with electrical outlets and from electrical appliances. Even though these are generally low-voltage currents, victims can still suffer from burns and damage to the muscle and nerves. Some of the most common types of electrical injuries include the following:

  • Improperly removed extension cords
  • Exposed wires
  • Fallen telephone lines
  • Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
  • Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
  • Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
  • Commercial equipment malfunctioning

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Can I recover compensation for an electrical accident injury?

Those who are suffering the consequences of electrical injuries are entitled to obtain compensation for all accident-related burdens. This can include economic and non-economic expenses for past and future costs. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the following:

Medical Bills & Expenses: Electrocution accident victims typically have to go through comprehensive treatment, surgeries, and rehabilitation. In many cases, insurance will not protect the full cost of these treatments. Victims who file an electrical accident claim may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses emanating from their injuries.
Missed Wages (Lost & Future): If you were injured because of an electrical accident, you will likely miss work because of your injuries, resulting in lost wages and loss of benefits. Compensation for lost benefits and wages can be included in an electrocution accident claim.
Pain & Suffering: This is considered a non-economic cost because it takes into account the emotional trauma and long-term pain you will encounter as a result of your electrocution injury. Emotional pain and suffering can be quantified by looking at costs for therapy, the duration of suffering, and more.
Wrongful Death: In the event that a loved one passed away from electrocution, families can file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation can include funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of consortium.

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