Fort Lauderdale Electrocution Accident Lawyers
Were You Electrocuted In a Workplace Accident? Let Our Experienced Legal Team Help.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution is third among the federal agency’s “fatal four” leading causes of construction worker fatalities—responsible for 8.5% of construction worker deaths in 2018. Strong electrical currents like the ones found on construction sites can kill a worker almost immediately. Those who survive electrocution are likely to have serious injuries that require extensive treatment.
If you were electrocuted in a workplace accident, our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can help you obtain benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. With over 50 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 help you recover from your injuries.
Call our Fort Lauderdale office at (888) 499-6206 to see how our lawyers can help you. We are available 24/7.
Causes of Electrocution Accidents in the Construction Industry
When a person is exposed to a strong electrical current, it can flow through a large portion of their body, entering at the exposure site and exiting through another electrical pathway or a grounded surface. The higher the voltage and the longer the exposure, the more damage the electrocution will cause.
Safety-conscious procedures and proper lock-out/tagout practices are essential for preventing these injuries in all workplaces, but especially construction sites.
The most common ways construction workers suffer electrocution injuries are:
- Coming into contact with power lines –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.
- 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 may be able to file a products liability lawsuit against the machine manufacturer.
Victims of electrocution 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. Especially if you are in this situation, we recommend you speak to one of our attorneys for help maximizing your compensation.
Ready to Help You Obtain the Benefits You Deserve
Our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorneys can investigate your accident, collect evidence, and 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. Electrocution accidents can be devastating, but you do have options. Let us help you find a way forward if you have been injured.
Our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help you file for benefits after an electrocution accident. Call us at (888) 499-6206 for your free consultation.