Electrical injuries are common in workplace and construction sites. Anyone who has experience working with electricity supplies, such as high-voltage transformers and wires, knows the potential for danger. When property owners and general contractors overlook safety concerns and regulations, workers can be electrocuted. Electrocution can often lead to severe burn injuries, internal organ damage, neurological injuries and other permanent injuries or in some extreme cases even death.

Some of the most dangerous conditions that can result in electrocutions at construction sites include the following acts of negligence:

  • Improperly grounded live wires.

  • Malfunctioning electrical equipment or tools.

  • Inadequately marked or lit construction zones.

  • Unintentional contact with overhead power lines.

  • Lack of ground fault protection.

  • Damaged receptacles and connectors.

  • Contact between metal ladders and overhead power lines.

  • Damaged wires in extension cords and switches.

Construction site managers and supervisors are required to follow federal standards developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) Failure to follow OSHA construction site standards can result in third party liability when a construction site electrocution takes place.

Injuries Resulting from Electrocutions

Most cases of construction site electrocution can be considered “electric shocks.” When a worker makes contact with a source of electrical energy, and this energy flows through part of their body, they’ve been “shocked.” While some workers will present no outward symptoms after an electric shock, burns are the most common sign of electrocution. Electrocution forces our muscles to contract violently; sometimes this contraction is so strong that bones break under the pressure. Some shocks are so violent that workers are thrown through the air, suffering serious blunt force trauma injuries.

Electrocutions can also result in other devastating physical injuries such as:

  • Brain injuries

  • Burns

  • Cardiac arrest

  • Electrical shock

  • Internal organ damage

  • Nerve damage

  • Paralyzing muscle contractions

  • Permanent scarring

  • Respiratory problems

  • Wrongful death

Medical care associated with electrocution accidents and electrical injuries is typically extensive and expensive for its victims. The Bronx electrocution attorneys of The Neil Kalra Law Offices, have worked with clients in cases involving electrical fires, contact with power lines, exposed wires, faulty transformers and other cases involving electrocution.


Don’t suffer the burden of a electrocution accident without speaking to an experienced lawyer who knows what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.  Call a New York City Lawyer experienced with handling Electrocution injuries cases.

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