Electrocution accidents occur when workers come in contact with electrical currents. Electrocution can result severe burns and death. OSHA has a number of regulations in place designed to decrease the risks of electrocution for workers who are considered at risk. Suffering from an electrocution injury at work qualifies you for workers’ compensation. The workers’ compensation should be able to cover both your medical expenses and your loss income from missing work.
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Possible causes of accidental electrocutions at work include:
The risk of electrocution may be higher in construction jobs because workers are often working with electrical equipment; they are often working outdoors, and in a variety of weather conditions. Additionally, construction sites often involve multiple workers, so one worker may do something without another worker realizing it, and this may put the other worker at risk. For example, if one worker thought the electric repairs in a particular area were complete and turned the power back on with telling the other workers, the others may be exposed to an increased risk of electrocution.
Electrocution injuries may also be the result of defective products, defective wiring, or coming in contact with electrical wires. Coming in contact with electrical wires is a common risk for electrical workers, cable and phone workers, and crane operators. Running into electrical lines may result in the worker using the machine being electrocuted. People around the area and working on the ground may also be at risk of burns from sparks flying.
Has someone you love been killed as a result of an electrocution accident? Our lawyers can help you get the death benefits you deserve. Contact a Construction Accident lawyer in your area to get help right away.
Did you know?
There has been over $250 million paid out in benefits related to electrocution accidents.
Deaths caused by electrocution accidents make the surviving family eligible for death benefits.