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Electrocution and Electrical Injuries

Our Attorneys Assist Clients Who Suffered Electrocution Injuries in New Jersey

Recovery for shock and fire-related accidents

Electricity is a truly miraculous discovery that makes our lives healthier, safer, more convenient and more pleasurable. However, electricity can become a deadly force. According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, more than 30,000 nonfatal shock accidents happen every year. Numerous fires are also associated with electrical malfunctions.

Seigel Law was founded in 1976 to help injury victims in Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton. Because our firm only handles personal injury litigation, our team is able to steadfastly pursue recovery in the most serious catastrophic accident cases. If you or your loved one suffered a shock by electrocution or a burn injury in an electrical fire, our lawyers have the experience and the resources to seek compensation for you.

Electrical malfunctions in the home

Electricity travels through the walls of your home and into dozens of products as diverse as lamps, stove ranges, washing machines, computers and kids’ toys. You reasonably assume the structure of your home is sound and the products you use are safe. However, you are at risk of serious injury if malfunctioning equipment causes a serious jolt — for example by one of the three most common products associated with electrocution, which are small appliances, power tools and lighting equipment. In addition, a problem with equipment or wiring in walls can also spark a deadly flame.

Many house fires and electrocutions are started in just this way because of the negligence of manufacturers, construction crews and corporations. Our attorneys review your claim for products liability and consider whether you have a premises liability claim against your landlord if you rented your home, for example.

Electrocution at the worksite

Electrocution is included in the construction fatal four by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. OSHA attributed 9 percent of all construction workers’ deaths to electrocution in 2012. Other workers sustained severe electrical injuries on the worksite, including burns, cardiac arrest, and nerve and muscle damage. Other industries are susceptible to electrocution, as well.

You are entitled to workers compensation for your on-the-job injuries. You may have an additional third-party claim against an equipment manufacturer or the owner of the premises where you were conducting work.

Protect your legal claim to compensation

Seigel Law solely practices personal injury, including electrocution and burn cases. Call us at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation at our Ridgewood based law firm. We can also arrange your appointment at your home or a hospital in Northern New Jersey if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office. Our firm handles all personal injury claims on contingency — meaning you do not owe us attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys

  • (95 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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