Electrocuted on the Job?
Our California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Are Here to Help You Recover After an Electrocution Injury
Electrocution is not just a science fiction concept. Construction workers, factory workers, and many other employees around the state are constantly exposed to the risk of accidental electrocution. Whether through contact with an exposed wire, a metal ladder, or a welding torch, industrial workers and others are surrounded by potential electrocution hazards. If you were electrocuted on the job in California, whether due to a failure of safety equipment, a simple mistake, or the negligence of a third party, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. We can help.
A dedicated workers’ compensation attorney at Invictus Law, P.C. is ready to help you get the benefits you are owed after an electrocution injury at work. We will investigate the circumstances of your injury, help bolster your workers’ comp claims, and fight for your right to maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Electrocution Injuries and Compensation
Electrocution can be extremely dangerous, leading to a number of injuries. Electrocution can severely burn a person at the point of contact, cause damage to the heart or other internal organs, and send a person falling, leading to additional impact-based injuries. At Invictus Law, we help accident victims recover after all manner of electrocution-based injuries in the workplace, including the following:
- Severe burns and shocks
- Internal organ damage and organ failure
- Limb amputation
- Heart failure
- Damage to the nervous system or muscle tissue
- Brain damage
If you’ve been hurt in an electrocution accident, our seasoned electrocution legal team can help you recover compensation through your workers’ compensation coverage. With workers’ comp, you can recover:
- A portion of your lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Disability costs
- Expenses for retraining and reeducation
- Death benefits
If you were electrocuted due to the negligence of a third party, such as the manufacturer of a machine or safety equipment, you could be entitled to additional personal injury damages such as compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and wrongful death. Talk to a dedicated workplace electrocution attorney to find out how you can maximize your compensation after a workplace electrocution accident.
Common Causes of Workplace Electrocution Injury
Electrocution injury can happen for any number of reasons. Whenever a worker handles an exposed wire, works near exposed electrical sources, or a source of electricity becomes compromised, there is a risk of electrical injury. Workers should be provided with all appropriate safety equipment to mitigate the risk of electrocution injury, including heavy gloves, rubber boots, helmets, masks, and other items.
Even with precautions, however, electrocution injury can occur. Typically when someone suffers electrocution injury, at least one person was negligent along the way. Some of the most common causes of electrocution in the workplace include:
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Contact with exposed wiring in the floors, ceiling, or walls
- Contact with power lines
- Unprotected contact with industrial equipment such as welding torches
- Overloaded power supplies and extension cords
- Flooding near live wires, outlets, or other electrical equipment or sources of electricity
A worker can be injured through direct contact when standing at or near the source of the exposed shock, or they can be electrocuted through contact with a metal object such as a ladder that comes into contact with electricity. Regardless of the cause and nature of your injury, if you were electrocuted at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation for any harm you suffer as a result. An experienced electrocution lawyer can help you understand your claims and work with you to maximize your recovery.
Invictus Law is Here to Help You After a Workplace Electrocution Injury in Orange County and the Inland Empire
If you’ve been electrocuted on the job in California and need help securing fast, complete workers’ compensation benefits, contact a seasoned, thorough Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.