Electrocution Accidents in the Workplace
Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Orange County
Electrical burns and accidental electrocutions can be frightening and excruciatingly painful. If a person is exposed to a strong enough current, an electrical shock can cause permanent heart damage, muscle and nerve tissue damage, burns, neurological damage, paralysis, and sometimes death.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrical shocks are one of the “fatal four” causes of workplace deaths. If you or a loved one has suffered an electrical shock in the workplace, you may be entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits to offset your losses sustained as a result of your injuries.
At Alvandi Law Group, our powerful Orange County workers’ comp attorneys have more than 30 years of experience and can provide the steadfast support you need to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve. Having recovered more than $100 million in settlements on behalf of injured workers, we have what it takes to ensure your rights are asserted during this difficult time.
Discuss your accident with our attorneys today – call (800) 980-6905.
Painful Consequences of Electrocution Accidents
Strong electrical currents run throughout machinery without many of us realizing it. Even basic office equipment, such as a printer or shredder, can spark and cause a serious electrocution injury. Supervisors of workspaces and maintenance crews, especially on industrial sites where equipment often carries a charge powerful enough to be fatal, must continually be on alert for frayed wiring, damaged plugs, and defective machinery. If they neglect their duty to protect their workers, someone may suffer a permanent injury.
Electrocution for just a split second can cause:
- Heart failure
- Muscle or nerve tissue damage
- Third-degree burns
- Brain injury
- Organ failure
Depending on the health of the victim or the energy behind the shock, an electrocution can be fatal. In such circumstances, our Orange County attorneys can help you file a wrongful death claim to help cover the costs related to your loved one’s passing.
Common Causes of Workplace Electrocutions
An electrocution accident can occur anywhere a worker handles or works near exposed wiring. Electricians, custodians, carpenters, maintenance workers have higher risk of being shocked than others during the course of their occupation. Most of the people who suffer serious electrical shocks are injured while conducting some sort of repair or are working with the belief that the power to nearby exposed wiring is turned off. In most cases, shocks are the result of someone else’s negligence.
- Electrocutions can be caused by any of the following:
- Contact with overhead or buried power lines
- Contact with exposed wires
- Floods near live wires
- Equipment malfunctions
- Overloaded extension cords
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your injury, our firm’s attorneys are prepared to go the distance in pursuit of fair monetary compensation for your suffering. Through a detailed examination of your accident and negotiations with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer, our lawyers can help you secure financial benefits for your medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. If your loved one has unfortunately lost their life in a workplace electrocution accident, you may be able to recover additional compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.
Representing Injured Workers Since 2005
At Alvandi Law Group, we understand the emotional, physical, and financial burden that an electrocution accident can place on a person and their family. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims are frequently denied by insurance companies over minor errors, inaccuracies, or an insurer’s unwillingness to pay. With powerful advocacy and an uncompromising dedication to preserving your well-being, our Orange County workers’ comp lawyers can protect you against any disputes that should arise surrounding your claim and handle the legal heavy lifting on your behalf. Whether you have been shocked on a construction site or in a freak accident at an office building, we can help.
Get in touch with us at (800) 980-6905 or schedule a no-cost case review today to get started.