Between heavy machinery, power tools, and ongoing electrical work, the risk of electrocution can be a constant danger for workers on a construction site. While strict federal regulations exist to protect workers from construction accidents, procedures are not always followed. When employers do not abide by federal regulations or allow unsafe conditions to exist, workers can be put at great risk. If you or a loved one has suffered an electrical injury on the construction site, Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys can work to see that your claim is treated fairly. .
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Despite the danger of live wires, electrical accidents due to hazardous conditions are not uncommon occurrences. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), identifies electrical hazards as one of the leading causes of construction fatalities alongside falls, “struck-by”, and “caught-in-between” accidents. There are numerous ways an electrical accident can occur including contact with improperly grounded wires, poorly marked live wires, and faulty equipment.
Types of electrical accidents can include:
Electrical incidents can be especially dangerous. Unlike accidents such as falls, where injuries are typically visible, electrocutions can cause significant internal damage that may not be immediately apparent. An injured worker may incorrectly judge the severity of their injuries by the skin damage where contact occurred. Only a doctor can accurately diagnose the extent of damages and if you have been injured, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Construction workers can be exposed to hazardous environments every day on the job and if you have suffered an electrical injury, it can be difficult to know what to do. While it can be tempting to settle with an insurance company early on, accepting a claim too soon could leave you to cover medical bills out of your own pocket.
At Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, we understand what you are going through and can help you through every step of the claims process. If your claim has been undervalued, denied, or needlessly delayed, call our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys immediately. We can work with the insurance company on your behalf to maximize the strength of your case.
Do you have questions about your claim? Contact us today and learn about your legal options.