How to Seek Compensation After Electrocution or Electrical Shock

Lever & Ecker, PLLC December 23, 2023 Personal injury

Electrocution, or electrical shock, occurs when an electrical current runs through an individual, often leading to serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered an electrical injury due to the actions of a negligent party, you have the legal right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim. To get help seeking the full compensation you are owed after an electrical shock, contact a trusted electrocution injury lawyer to pursue your case on your behalf.

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, our New York personal injury lawyers have more than 65 years of combined experience helping clients understand their options as they seek compensation after an electrocution caused by a negligent party. Our trusted legal professionals are passionate about helping our clients obtain justice. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after an electrical injury, we will guide you through the steps of filing a strong personal injury claim.

What Are the Steps to Recover Compensation After an Electrical Injury?

To recover compensation after an electrocution or electrical injury, you must file a personal injury claim. However, just filing a claim does not necessarily mean you will receive the just compensation to which you are entitled to cover the full extent of the losses you have suffered. 

To ensure you can recover the maximum possible amount in compensation after an electrical injury, your lawyer will guide you through the following steps to ensure your case is strong:

Identify the Liable Party

In a personal injury claim, the first step towards recovering compensation is identifying who is responsible for the accident that led to your injuries and other losses. In an electrocution case, there are many different parties who may be held liable for the victim’s injury, depending on the specific details of the case. Your lawyer will launch a full investigation to understand what happened and who should be held liable for the losses you have suffered.

Proving Liability

Once the liable party has been identified, your lawyer will collect evidence to prove their liability. To prove liability in an electrocution/electrical injury case, your lawyer must prove the four elements of negligence. These four elements are as follows:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care
  • The duty of care was breached
  • The breach of duty led to the subject injuries
  • You suffered losses as a result

Proving liability ensures that the party who caused your injuries is held responsible for their conduct, to allow you to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.

Determine the Proper Measure of Damages

Your lawyer will review the details of your case to help you understand what damages you may be entitled  to collect and help you calculate how much you should expect to recover. The damages you may be able to recover after an electrocution injury include the following:

  • Pain and suffering (past and future)
  • Lost wages and income (past and future)
  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage

To begin filing your claim and pursuing the compensation you deserve, contact an electrocution injury lawyer today.

Get Help Seeking Proper Compensation After an Electrical Shock/Electrocution

The personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are dedicated to creating strong personal injury claims to help clients secure the compensation they are owed after they have suffered an electrical shock event. We have over 65 years of combined experience working with clients as they fight to hold the liable party responsible for the negligence that led to their injuries.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York electrocution injury lawyers, call (718) 933-3632 to reach our Bronx office or (914) 288-9191 for our White Plains office. You can also reach us by filling out our contact form.

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