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Suffered an Electrocution Injury? Let Our Experienced Legal Team Help

Workers in the construction industry are constantly exposed to electricity; however, sources of electricity can cause significant injury or even death. According to OSHA, electrocutions are considered third among the federal agency’s “fatal four” leading causes of construction worker fatalities—responsible for 7.3 percent of 4,675 worker deaths in 2017.

If you have suffered a serious injury caused by electrocution, our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can help you obtain workers’ comp benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. With over 160 years of combined experience and millions of dollars recovered on our client’s behalf, we understand what it takes to get the most favorable results and ensure you recover from your injuries.

Causes of Electrocution Accidents in the Construction Industry

When we exposed to electrical current, the current travels through our bodies by entering at the source and exiting either through another electrical pathway or a grounded surface. The more voltage and the longer the current passes through the body, the more damage the electrocution will cause. Electric shock happens when a worker touches both wires of an energized circuit with either another wire or a metal object and the ground.

The following are the most common ways construction workers suffer electrocution injuries:

  • Coming into contact with power lines – Employers and workers can prevent electrocution accidents by offering training sessions and developing effective safety guidelines. The most common issue involving power lines is the lack of adequate labeling. In many cases, construction companies fail to ask the utility installer to label the power lines before construction begins.
  • Lack of ground-fault protection – This type of protection is used to prevent exposed wires, short circuits, and cracks in the insulation. Without ground-fault protection, workers are susceptible to electrocution injuries.
  • Faulty equipment or machinery – Workers can also suffer electrocution injuries caused by malfunctioning construction machinery or equipment. In addition to seeking workers’ comp benefits, workers can file a product liability lawsuit against the product manufacturer.

Unfortunately, electricity flowing through your body can have severe and long-lasting effects. Victims often suffer burns, cardiovascular issues, neurological issues, and even fractured or broken bones from falling or being thrown from an electric power source. There are many cases where survivors need to be treated for the remainder of their lives.

Ready to Help You Obtain the Benefits You Deserve

Our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorneys can investigate the accident, collect evidence, determine all available legal options to maximize your entitled compensation. We understand that accidents can happen at any time, which is why our legal team is available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

Contact us and schedule a free consultation today.

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