According to OSHA, electrocution is the leading cause of death and serious injury among construction workers in the United States. An average of 143 workers are killed each year due to electricity on a construction site, and thousands of others are seriously injured.
Our electrical accident attorneys in Stamford, White Plains and New York know that the causes for electricity related accidents are varied, including an electric current touching or coming into contact with metal somewhere in the building, lack of proper safety equipment, working too closely to overhead power lines and a lack of proper training regarding electricity on a construction site.
Based on prior experience, our White Plains electrical accident lawyers know that certain steps can be taken to avoid the risk of serious injury due to electricity on a construction site. These steps include:
- Compliance with all OSHA safety regulation
- Identifying all live electric wires on the property
- Wearing appropriate protective clothing
- Contacting Con Edison to denergize all electrical circuits near the work site
- Maintaining a safe distance from overhead power lines'
- Training all employees properly in electric safety
- Disconnecting any power tools or machines before transporting or inspecting them
Our White Plains and Stamford electrical accident lawyers will go over with you what Connecticut, New York State Industrial Code and OSHA regulations (including the above) may have been violated. If any of the above regulations were violated and an injury resulted. then you may be entitled to punitive damages.Injuries Caused by Defective Household Appliances
Our White Plains electric accident lawyers know that electricity accidents at the construction site are not the only place these accidents occur. Frequently people come into our office to discuss injuries which have happened due to common household appliances, like toasters, hair dryers, and overhead lights.
If you have been injured by a household appliance, you may have the right to sue not only the owner of that appliance, but the manufacturer and, perhaps, the store owner who sold it. Accordingly, if you or someone you know has been the victim of an electrical accident - don't wait.
Contact our White Plains personal injury lawyers immediately. The consultation is free and our are attorneys are standing by 24/7 to assist you.