Construction workers are often exposed to electrical hazards. High voltage electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and even death.
Even a low voltage of only 50 AC or 120 DC, which is much lower than common household tools use, can be enough to inflict serious damage on a worker.
If the victim survives, he or she often needs costly medical treatments, and still has to live with life-altering disabilities which significantly lower the quality of life.
Common injuries from electrical shocks include:
- Severe electrical burns
- Internal organ injuries
- Nerve damage
- Brain injury
- Cardiac arrest
- Delayed spinal cord problems
- Psychiatric and psychological problems
OSHA dictates electricity safety on a construction site through several rules and regulations that, if followed, should minimize or even eliminate the risk of electrical accidents:
- Any outdoor electrical equipment must be properly guarded and protected from accidental contact
- Any old and damaged wire should be replaced
- Only qualified personnel should perform electrical work
- Any electrical installation should have a properly designed grounding system
If you have suffered injuries in accidents involving an electrical piece of equipment and caused by someone else's negligence, we can help you find out who is liable and recover compensation for your injuries. Injuries caused by electrical equipment usually have long-term consequences, come with expensive medical bills, and render people unable to work – possibly permanently.
As such, you need to do everything in your power to make sure you receive the best possible financial compensation. Here, at O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm, we have the experience, skill, and commitment necessary to fight for justice on your behalf and win. Call us and schedule your free case evaluation today.