Electrocution Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

Electrocution accidents can be extremely dangerous and can result in serious injuries or even death. As a result, it is important to know how these injuries occur and what to do in the event of an accident. Read on to learn more about electrocution injuries in New Jersey.

How do electrocution accidents occur?

The most common causes of electrocution accidents include:

  • Improperly discarded extension cords
  • Exposed wires Fallen telephone lines
  • Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
  • Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
  • Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
  • Commercial equipment malfunctioning

What do I do if I am injured at work?

Often, electrocution accidents occur on the job. If you are injured at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, it is important to take the following steps:

  • Alert your supervisor: Be sure to alert your supervisor as soon as an accident occurs. This will allow him or her to file an accident report. If possible, obtain a copy of this report.
  • Call 911: The police can send an ambulance and ensure that the scene is safe so no further injuries occur. Additionally, they will file a police report.
  • Seek medical attention: You should go to the hospital, even if you do not feel you have been seriously injured. This is because it is possible to sustain a serious injury without realizing it. Additionally, this will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries, which can play a large role in a personal injury case.
  • Document the scene: While waiting for the ambulance, take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused the accident to occur.
  • Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw your accident happen, they may be able to provide important witness testimony. Be sure to ask for their name and contact information.
  • Contact an attorney: An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence. This may include security camera footage of the incident, prior police reports, employee complaints, and more.

If you have been injured in an electrocution accident in New Jersey, our firm is here to advocate for you. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.

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If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.