The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) state that approximately 350 construction workers die in on-the-job electrocution accidents every year. Thousands more suffer non-fatal yet severe injuries which leave them with disabilities, like:
- Permanent organ damages
- Impaired nerve function (neuropathy)
- Chronic pain
- Bodily disfigurement from burns; and/or
- Even sensory and mental deficits.
If you or a loved one has sustained an electrocution injury on a construction site, contact Victory Law Group, LLP today and let us get you full and fair compensation for your expenses like medical bills and/or lost wages during recovery.
Causes of Electrocution Accidents
OSHA enforces strict safety regulations in the construction industry to protect workers from deadly electrocution accidents. However, dishonest employers often ignore their duty to maintain a safe working environment and they put their workers’ lives in danger. When injuries are caused by employer negligence, then the employee needs to be compensated for their damages and/or losses. OSHA states that the most common electrocution causes are:
- Contact with power lines;
- Lack of ground-fault protection;
- Improper grounding of electrical equipment;
- Failure to follow manufacturers’ instructions; and
- Improper use of extension and flexible cords
Call Victory Law Group, LLP today to get compensated
Let us fight to get you the proper compensation you deserve. We are the best personal injury attorneys and we will get you full and fair compensation for your electrocution claim, which includes the following damages:
- Medical Costs: This includes the costs of emergency room and hospital visits, doctor appointments, MRI testing, and other medical services.
- Lost Wages: If your injury has left you unable to perform your job duties for a period of time, you may recover the income lost during that period.
- Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injury is debilitating to the point where it impairs your ability to work in the future, you may be entitled to future lost wages as well.
- Pain and Suffering: You may be compensated for non-economic damages, such as anxiety, depression, and grief, in a personal injury claim against a third-party.