Electrical Shock Work Injuries
Posted on July 2014
There are many potential hazards associated with work sites. With so many different duties, tools, and vehicles necessary to get the job done, unfortunately, there are a lot of ways that workers can become seriously injured. One of the most serious types of work injuries that can occur is injury from an electrical shock. Electrical accidents caused by other workers, faulty tools, negligent property owners, utility companies, and contractors are very serious and can change someone’s life forever. Injuries from electrical accidents may result in:
- Serious Burns
- Damage to Internal Organs
- Brain Damage
- Nerve Damage
Anyone suffering an electrical shock injury should seek immediate medical attention and report the injury regardless of how minor it may seem. Injured workers may be entitled to financial compensation and there are laws in place to protect their rights. Work injury cases require thorough investigations and, in some cases, experts may even need to be involved. Physical evidence and statements from witnesses are very important to an injured worker’s case, so it is very important for someone injured on the job to speak to an experienced work injury lawyer soon after they are injured and especially before signing anything their employer may give them.
Proper training and appropriate safety and work procedures can go a long way in trying to prevent workplace injuries. However, serious injuries can still occur. DeMayo Law Offices is experienced with representing injured workers. Our workers’ compensation attorneys work with many types of injury cases including those related to electrical shock. For a free case evaluation, please call DeMayo Law Offices at (877) 333-1000 or email us here.