Hackensack Electrocution Accident Lawyers
Trusted Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyers Advocate for Electrocution Accident Victims and Their Families
Electrocution and electric shock injuries can be devastating. The human body is simply not equipped to handle high voltage electrical waves coursing through the body. Construction workers, electricians and other workers are particularly at risk because they are often exposed to live power lines and electrical wiring. In fact, electrocution is among the “fatal four” construction-related accidents carrying the highest risk of death.
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our accident lawyers have recovered millions for our injured clients across New Jersey and are here to put our reputation and experience to work in your case. We know that you are facing substantial challenges if you or a loved one has suffered an electrocution-related injury. If someone else’s carelessness caused the accident, our team will fight to protect your right to full and fair compensation.
Involved In An Electrocution Accident And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
Most injured clients are not sure what to expect from the legal process. Our accident lawyers have a combined 120 years’ experience handling accident cases similar to yours. We will walk you through the process so you know what to expect and understand the consequences of all available options.
Getting straightforward legal advice can be key to knowing your options and how to proceed. Our lawyers’ goal is to get you the most compensation available, taking into account your preferences and needs. Speaking with us is free, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out. You can contact us 24/7 to schedule your free case review to tell us what happened in your electrocution accident case.
Understanding the Severity of Electrocution Accident Injuries
While burns are some of the most common injuries suffered by electrocution accident victims, the true extent of the injuries can be much more extensive. Both internal and external burns are likely to result from electrocution. Other common injuries that can be caused by electrocution accidents include:
- Heart failure
- Severe burns
- Loss of consciousness and brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Muscle damage
- Hearing loss,
- Respiratory failure
- Memory loss
- Wrongful death
Electrocution accidents that take place on construction sites can also cause falls from scaffolding, ladders and roofs. Those fall-related injuries only magnify the severity of the electrocution injuries, and can include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
Any one of these injuries can take you away from work and leave you with substantial medical bills. Our lawyers are here to protect your right to fair compensation, whether through workers’ compensation or a third-party personal injury lawsuit. To learn more about your rights, call The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. today.
Recovering Compensation After an Electrocution Accident
There are two basic avenues for recovering compensation after an electrocution accident. If you were injured at work, you can file a workers’ compensation claim. In other cases, you may be entitled to compensation via a personal injury lawsuit. If someone who was not your employer was careless and caused your accident, the skilled accident lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. will work tirelessly to get you fair compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care, including rehabilitation
- In-home assistance
- Lost wages and loss of your future earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of your loved one’s company
- And more
To establish liability in a personal injury lawsuit, our lawyers will work to prove that negligent or reckless behavior caused your electrocution accident. If you were injured at work, we are here to work with you through the workers’ compensation process to make sure you get full benefits for your medical bills and lost wages.
We thoroughly research the circumstances surrounding your electrocution accident to determine what happened. Even if you were injured while at work, we will investigate to establish whether someone who wasn’t your employer is financially responsible. Electrocution accidents are often caused by:
- Failure to properly mark power lines or provide electrical warnings
- Defects in the electrical system or a piece of equipment
- Contact with overhead power lines or exposed wiring
- Lack of appropriate safety training about the risk of electrocution accidents on the job
- A power company’s failure to properly maintain electrical lines
- Unsafe work practices while working near power lines or exposed wiring
- OSHA violations
- Failure to turn off electricity when necessary to work safely nearby
Determining the cause of the electrocution accident is the key to establishing who can be held financially responsible. We work to identify all available insurance coverage to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve.
Importantly, if you were hurt at work, pursuing your right to coverage beyond workers’ compensation does not mean that your workers’ compensation check will stop.
Schedule a Free Case Review to Speak with a Trusted Injury Lawyer About Your Electrocution Accident Today
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our trusted injury lawyers have extensive experience helping victims of electrocution recover fair compensation across New Jersey. Complications can quickly arise in these cases as the interplay between insurance coverage and workers’ compensation becomes clear—and our lawyers are here to help.
If you were hurt in an electrocution accident or lost a family member, contact us as soon as possible for a free, no-obligation case review. Our lawyers can also arrange a time to visit you in the hospital or your home while you recover.
Frequently Asked Questions About Electrocution Accident Claims
Workers’ compensation will cover all of your medical expenses and about 2/3 of your lost wages. The amount of your weekly check will depend upon your average weekly wages prior to the electrocution accident. Workers’ compensation also provides death benefits if the electrocution resulted in death. Even if you are able to work in some capacity, you may be entitled to partial benefits to make up for any earnings shortfall after the accident.
Anyone who was:
– Not your employer or a co-worker, and
– Negligent in some way that caused your electrocution accident
Examples of the parties that could potentially be held responsible include:
– The manufacturer or designer of equipment that was defective where the defect resulted in your electrocution accident
– A contractor working on the site who was not your employer
– Property owners
– Power companies