Electrical Accident Attorneys Morris County NJ
Electrical accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and can cause serious injuries. While injuries from electrical accidents can range from mild to severe, some of the most common complications from these accidents include: difficulty breathing, muscle pain, spasms, heart attack, burns, and physical injuries as a result of falling after a shock. In the worst cases, an electrical shock can be fatal.
Consult with our firm if you have been impacted as a result of an electrical accident. We will review the case and discuss the potential liability of those that may be responsible. Our attorneys will advise of the legal duties that power or electrical companies have in maintaining and inspecting equipment. We also rely on previous case law and expert witnesses in their evaluation of the case and possible mistakes made by the responsible parties.
Workplace Electrical Accidents Sussex County NJ
Construction workers and utility workers are susceptible to workplace injuries, including those caused by electrical accidents. A worker can suffer a shock, nerve damage, internal bleeding, muscle and organ damage, cardiac arrest, broken bones, and death as a result of an electrical accident.
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, was created by Congress in 1970 to “assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” OSHA covers most private employers as well as some public employers. It sets forth standards for review and inspections as well as requirements for safety and record keeping. According to OSHA, electrocution is the second leading cause of death in work-related accidents in the United States.
In some instances, employers are failing to adhere to OSHA standards and an injury or fatality could have been avoided. Our attorneys will review your case to determine if your accident resulted from an unsafe work environment.
Construction Sites Electrical Accident Lawyers Morristown NJ
There can be any number of causes of electrical accidents that occur on construction sites. Electrical accidents can be caused by machine malfunction, poor installation, unlicensed workers, coming into close contact with downed wires or overhead wires, old wires, old utility poles, failing to follow building codes or OSHA requirements, loose connections or failure to heed warnings.
Electrical Accidents Due to Power Lines Newton NJ
Electrocution can occur with downed or faulty power lines. Often, the accidents could have been avoided if the utility company inspected and repaired its equipment. Have you ever seen a downed power line that has not been repaired for days? You may be left wondering how it could have been left and why the dangerous condition was not corrected. There may be many reasons for downed wires such as storms, ice, trees, or aged poles. Sometimes it may come down to money or manpower. Whatever the reason, the utility companies have an obligation to inspect and repair the wires and equipment.
In some cases, it is possible that the transformer or telephone pole is simply aged and unsafe for continued use. The age of the items alone may cause the situation to become hazardous. In these scenarios, an injury could have been avoided had the pole or transformer been inspected and replaced. Lastly, ground wires running to utility poles can cause injuries to pedestrians or bicyclists. None of these hazardous conditions are acceptable and failure to correct them may be grounds for liability under the law.
Contact a Morris and Sussex Injury Lawyer if you have been a victim of an Electrical Accident
If you have been injured in an electrical accident, it is important to have an experienced attorney evaluate the case. Whatever the reason for your electrical accident, Michael P. Burakoff will review your case, review the evidence, and evaluate the potential responsibility of others who may be negligent. Contact us today for a consultation regarding your claim. Give us a call at one of our convenient office locations in Morristown, Newton, or West New York (973) 520-0525.