Electrocution In The Workplace
Electrocution continues to provide a very real and often deadly risk to workers especially on construction sites. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are approximately 400 fatalities that occur every year from electrocution on construction sites alone. In addition to these fatalities, many non-fatal electrical accidents occur on construction sites every year. The vast majority of these accidents are avoidable and are often caused by the negligence of the party responsible for the property. The construction accident and electrocution attorneys at Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC have many years of experience in helping workers injured at work receive the compensation they deserve.
There Are Various Types Of Electrical Accident Injuries:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes at least four types of electrical / electrocution type of injuries:
- Fatal electrocution
- Falls caused by electric shock
- Electric shock
It should be noted that electric shock can damage both external skin and internal organs. Some electric shocks may seem to leave only a minor external wound or mark; however, these may have actually caused major internal damage to vital tissues. It is our recommendation that all electrical shocks should be evaluated by a competent experienced medical professional, no matter how insignificant they may appear on the surface! From interacting with the medical community for the past 25 years, we know which doctors and experts would be most suitable for your case.
Common Causes of Electrocution
Electrocution can be both a Workers’ Compensation matter and at the same time a premises liability case. The most common dangers for electrocution are identified as:
- Faulty equipment
- Live wires that have not been grounded
- Inadequate tools
- Poorly marked construction zones
- Inadequate lighting at construction sites
When you are injured or a loved one is killed on the job, you and your loved ones have the right to seek compensation for all losses related to that injury or accident. When your injury results in death, your family has the right to seek compensation for a wrongful death lawsuit. In any case, the personal injury attorneys at Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC are prepared to help you receive the full compensation that you deserve and are due.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from electrocution on a construction site or from any other place, private property or public property, please immediately contact the experienced electrocution injury attorneys at Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC for a free and confidential consultation and review of your rights, remedies, and a winning strategy. We serve clients in the entire North Bay area and throughout California.
Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation at one of our conveniently located North Bay offices, 24/7:
In Santa Rosa (Sonoma County), 707-387-0940
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