Electrocution is a Threat to Construction Workers
Electrocution does not occur as often as some other construction site accidents . That does not change the fact that the risk of electrocution is real and deadly for construction workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports nearly 400 electrocution deaths occur per-year on construction sites. Several non-fatal electrocution-related accidents occur as well.
Fatal electrocution is the most serious electrical-related accident that can occur on a construction site. Some other injuries that can also cause serious harm are:
– Electrical burns
– Electrical shock
– Falls as a result of receiving an electrical shock
In addition to great pain, an electrical shock can damage skin and internal organs. The injury might not look serious on the outside, when in fact serious damage has happened internally.
If you have an injury from electrocution on a construction site, then you might want to file a personal injury claim. In some cases, the site owner or contractor is negligent. If that is the case, then a worker has a right to seek compensation for their pain, suffering and lost wages.
You will first have to know what caused the accident. Were there live wires exposed without any grounding? Did you have improper tools to complete the job? Was the lighting so bad until you could not clearly see the work area? A personal injury lawyer can decide if you have the right to make a claim, and can then assist you in the legal process.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from electrocution on a construction site, contact the construction site accident attorneys at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C . They also offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Call at 914-357-8911/718-619-4215 to schedule an appointment with the attorney.