Attorneys Aggressively Advocating For Workers Injured In Electric Shock Accidents
Construction workers, industrial workers, electricians and other professionals are exposed to electricity on a regular basis in the workplace. They run the risk of electrocution or electrical burns if all the proper precautions are not taken by them and those who work around them.
If you’ve been seriously injured at work by electric shock or electrical burns, the attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.
Uncontained Electricity Is One Of The Most Fatal Hazards For Construction Workers
There are countless ways to be injured at a construction site. It is dangerous work even under ideal circumstances, and some hazards are especially likely to be fatal. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “fatal four” list, electric shock is among the injuries most likely to kill construction workers.
Those who are fortunate enough to survive electric shocks are likely to suffer serious injuries, including:
- Severe burns
- Cardiac arrest
- Damage to nerves and tissue throughout the body
Because of the serious risks posed by unshielded electricity, it is imperative for everyone to do their part to mitigate hazards by obeying OSHA regulations and other safety rules. If you were seriously injured by electric shock at a construction site, our attorneys can help you seek all available forms of compensation.
Industrial Workers Also At High Risk For Electrocution And Electric Shock Injuries
Factories, warehouses and or other facilities tend to be more stable and predictable environments than construction sites. However, they can be just as dangerous, particularly when it comes to electric shock injuries.
The most common causes of electricity-related industrial accidents include:
- Equipment that is inherently unsafe or is unsafe because it was improperly installed and maintained
- Exposure to both electricity and water in the same area
- Failure of management or supervisors to take important precautions like grounding devices and managing cables/wires
- Failure to follow OSHA rules regarding the use of lockout devices and cutting power when working on equipment
If you suffered electric-shock injuries at work, please contact our attorneys to discuss your full list of legal options.
You May Have Additional Options For Compensation
While workers typically think of workers’ compensation first as a source of recovery after an on-the-job accident, victims of electrical accidents may also be able to file a personal injury claim. While workers’ comp laws typically prohibit workers from suing their employers for workplace injuries, they can file a lawsuit against a negligent third party who caused or contributed to their workplace injuries.
These situations are known as third-party liability claims. They can help cover damages that are unavailable through workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering. Our lawyers take great care to review all options.
Discuss Your Case With Us In A Free Consultation
The attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., have been maximizing compensation for people like you throughout Maryland for more than 40 years. Contact us online or call 443-529-0795 for a free initial consultation at any of our office locations. We are available 24/7 to help you with your electric shock accident claim.