Electrocution Injury in the Workplace
Woodstock Personal Injury Attorneys
Some workplaces are inherently more dangerous than others. Electricians, construction workers, factory workers, and other laborers, for example, must take special care to protect themselves while they are at work in order to avoid injury. Furthermore, their employers have a responsibility to maintain a standard level of safety for their employees. Sadly, accidents still happen. If you have sustained an electrocution injury at work, you should get in touch with a Woodstock injury attorney at Amanda Hall Injury Law.
At Amanda Hall Injury Law, we are aggressive advocates for our clients. We have built a reputation for our ability to obtain excellent results in personal injury cases. If you have been electrocuted on the job due to the negligence of another, talk to our firm about the best way to pursue compensation for the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
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Workplace Electrocution Statistics
It is estimated that more than two million people are injured in the workplace each year – some so severely that they cannot return to work. Electrical injuries are the fourth leading cause of work-related traumatic death, resulting in between 500 and 1,000 deaths annually in the United States. Manufacturing, mining, utilities, transportation and construction are the top industries for fatal accidents caused by electrocution.
Electrocution injuries are often caused by the following:
- Improper use of extension cords
- Lack of ground-fault protection
- Contact with power lines
- Improper use of equipment
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Electrocution can cause very serious injury depending on the body part involved, the voltage size, and the length of time the current flows through the body. Electrocution can cause severe internal and external burns, muscle spasms, nerve damage, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrhythmia, and mental anguish, all of which can hinder a victim’s ability to work. If you have been injured or have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, consult with a Woodstock personal injury lawyer at our reputable law firm today.
Since 1990, Amanda Hall Injury Law has been devoted to the pursuit of justice for injured workers. No matter how complex your situation or how serious your injuries, our firm has what it takes to secure maximum compensation on your behalf. If we can’t make a recovery, you pay nothing.