Electrical Injuries

According to US government statistics, electrical accidents rank third in the construction industry’s so-called “fatal four” causes of worker deaths. Each year nearly 100 construction workers are killed by electrocution and hundreds of others are seriously injured. Not surprisingly, electrical workers suffer the most electrocutions per year, but the victims are often construction laborers, carpenters, supervisors of non-electrical workers, and roofers.

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SMBB is the leading law firm representing victims of electrical accidents in the Philadelphia region.

Given the extraordinary danger inherent in the generation and transmission of high-voltage electrical current, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that utilities owe the public and workers the highest duty of care. More than any other law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, SMBB has successfully held utilities to that high standard in dozens of cases.

 

Unmatched Results

SMBB has secured numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including:

  • $9,000,000 settlement for boom operator severely shocked when boom contacted power lines
  • $7,900,000 settlement for boom operator burned and paralyzed when boom contacted overhead wires
  • $13,900,000 settlement for industrial software technician severely injured by circuit breaker explosion
  • $10,340,000 settlement for electrician severely burned by arc explosion
  • $3,450,000 settlement for electrician burned and paralyzed at construction site
  • $3,000,000 settlement for two workers severely injured when scaffold support pole contacted powerline
  • $3,000,000 settlement for the estates of two workers electrocuted when crane hoisting block contacted uninsulated powerline

Unmatched Experience

Our electrical accident attorneys represent victims of the most common types of catastrophic electrocutions and electrical accidents, including:

  • Cranes contacting a high-voltage line
  • Workers contacting overhead power lines obscured by trees
  • Excavation equipment operators digging into underground electrical lines
  • High voltage switch gears failing

Unmatched Knowledge

Robert J. Mongeluzzi leads our team of highly experienced electrical accident attorneys. He is the founder and chairman of the Electrical Accident Group of the American Association of Justice that trains lawyers across the country to represent the victims of such accidents. Bob also writes and lectures extensively on the topic of electrical accidents.

Electrical cases are complex and challenging. Often there are no witnesses, and forensic evidence is sparse at best. Electric shock victims do not always exhibit clear burn patterns, and critical evidence disappears once the utility restores power.

SMBB has the insight and experience to reconstruct electrical incidents. To each case we bring an in-depth knowledge of OSHA regulations, the National Electrical Safety Code, NFPA 70E, as well as state codes, life safety codes and local building codes. We combine our industry knowledge with a deep familiarity with the life-altering injuries that contact with high-voltage electricity can cause–brain injuries, neurological, muscular and vascular damage, external and internal burns, disfigurement and amputations.

Unmatched Compensation

Public utilities, contractors and utility customers that operate their own high-voltage systems may all be liable for electrocutions and electric shock injuries. SMBB’s lawyers will guide you through the litigation process and help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled–including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you have been injured–or a family member has been injured or killed–as a result of an electrical accident, SMBB is committed to obtaining the results you need and deserve.

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