According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 350 construction workers die in on-the-job electrocution accidents each year. Thousands more suffer non-fatal yet devastating injuries which leave them with debilitating conditions, such as:
- 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, please do not hesitate to contact Wilshire Law Firm for immediate legal assistance. Since 2007, we have been helping construction accident victims get the maximum compensation they need to cover medical bills, lost wages during recovery, and other damages. Our case results include multiple million dollar and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Call us toll-free today at (844) 979-0933 to find out what our firm can do for you.
How Do Electrocution Accidents Happen?
According to OSHA, the most common causes of electrocution accidents on construction sites 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.
Although OSHA enforces stringent safety regulations in the construction industry to protect workers from deadly electrocution accidents, unscrupulous employers all too often ignore their duty to maintain a safe working environment – and to the detriment of their employees. When an injury results from such negligence, it is only right for the injured worker to be thoroughly compensated for the damages he or she has suffered.
Compensation for Your Electrocution Injuries
Depending on the circumstances of your accident – the extent of your injuries, whether a third-party was involved, etc. – you may receive compensation for 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.
For a professional evaluation of the potential damages for your case, consult with a trusted attorney.
We Are Here to Help
In each and every case, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm leave no stone unturned and work every angle to procure the maximum amount of compensation for our clients. If you are currently seeking a proven law firm that always puts clients first, contact our offices today. We offer free consultations.