Case Results in Electric Shock Accidents at Work
Many work related electrical accidents occur on construction sites or during power installations/repairs. Oftentimes, workers who come into contact with electricity suffer fatal injuries. If not fatal, the injuries are usually catastrophic.
Major internal injuries, organ failure and extensive flesh wounds result from electrical shocks. Electrical burns can be severe and disfiguring with significant scarring. Internal damage to organs can also occur. Many electrical accidents result in heart or respiratory failure, leading to death.
We understand how devastating a work electrical accident can be for the individual and their families. Laffey Bucci Kent (LBK) is ready to fight for you and your family to obtain financial compensation that will allow you to recover and not have to worry about bills and life’s expenses.
The most common types of electrocution or electrical shock accidents happen as a result of:
Under both Pennsylvania & New Jersey workers’ compensation law, workers injured in electrical shock accidents are usually prohibited from suing an employer for having caused the accident. That’s the nature of workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re injured and your employer offers workers’ compensation, you usually can’t sue your employer to get compensated for the work accident. However, there are different exceptions to this rule. One of the most commonly applied exceptions is the intentional wrong exception. In some cases, an employer acts with such recklessness that courts will allow an injured worker to file a lawsuit for the work accident. Courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are pretty clear that the conduct has to be intentional, not just negligent. Many workers believe that in an electrical accident, workers’ compensation is their only option – this is not always the case. Call us for a free consultation today so that we can advise you of all of your legal options and potential financial recovery.
In Pennsylvania or New Jersey the potential liable parties for, electrocution or electrical accidents resulting in serious injury or death, often include:
At Laffey Bucci Kent (LBK), our experienced electrical accident attorneys are committed to providing the best representation and individual attention to our clients and our clients’ families.
Our highly rated electrical accident lawyers have over 50 years of experience handling cases against contractors, subcontractors, public utility companies and product manufacturers in electrical accidents.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a workplace electrical shock accident, contact our experienced lawyers for a free, confidential consultation.
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Electrical accidents on construction job sites can result from various factors. At Laffey, Bucci & Kent, we have seen electrical accidents caused by:
Electrical accidents on construction sites can result in various injuries. Some common injuries seen at Laffey, Bucci & Kent include:
If you have been involved in an electrical accident on a construction site, the experienced attorneys at Laffey, Bucci & Kent can assist you by:
If you are involved in an electrical accident on a construction site, take the following steps:
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