Workplace injuries can be life altering, especially when they involve electricity. OSHA states that electrocution is one of the “fatal four” causes of death at work. Electrocution is one of the top reasons that people die in workplace accidents. Seth Bader is an experienced Rome, Ga. worker’s compensation lawyer that can help you with your case.
Victims of electrocution accidents sustain serious injuries that can affect them for the rest of their lives. You deserve to have an experienced attorney in your corner that will fight for your compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured by electrocution in the workplace, the time to act is now. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case.
How many people suffer from electrocution accidents?
There are thousands of people that are injured annually in electrocution accidents. Then you have hundreds of more people that die annually because of electrocution. So, electrical injuries are more common than you might think. Some workers have a higher risk of electrical accidents than others, and this largely depends on their occupation. These occupations are the most at risk:
- Construction Workers
If you or someone you know has suffered from an electrocution accident, we want to handle your case. Contact our offices to schedule your consultation.
I was electrocuted at work, now what?
The first thing that you need to do is seek medical attention. Even if you feel like you are fine, you could have internal injuries. You don’t want complications from your electrocution accident, so you should be evaluated. Next, you need to speak to someone at your job about the electrocution. You have 30 days to talk to someone about your accident, and this can be a casual conversation. To be able to file for workers’ compensation, it must be documented that you have talked about your electrocution accident.
Once you have reported your accident, you might find yourself on the phone with company attorneys or insurance representatives. It would help if you talked to a lawyer before you speak to anyone else. Most people don’t realize that these insurance calls are recorded, and what you say on the phone might jeopardize your case. Always seek the advice of a trusted electrocution attorney before moving forward with your case.
How do I hire a workers compensation attorney?
There are many workers compensation attorneys, but not all of them are skilled in handling electrocution cases. You can research online to find out which lawyers in your area handle these types of personal injury cases. Don’t be afraid to interview your potential attorney, because you need to be able to trust and communicate with them. Many workers compensation attorneys provide free consultations but make sure you ask about a fee before setting up your appointment.
I can’t afford an attorney, so what can I do?
You can afford an attorney! Most workers compensation lawyers operate on a contingency fee. You do not have to pay them anything up front, and you only pay if they win your case. Our lawyers are entirely invested in your case from start to finish. We want to see you win your case, and we’ll do everything we can to make that happen.
My work is cooperating, do I need my own attorney?
Yes. Workers’ compensation cases can be tricky, and you’ll be on your own. Even though it seems like your company cares about your needs, they will look out for their own best interests. Your company is trying to run a business. So, settling for the lowest settlement possible is their mission. Since you’re not sure what you should be entitled to, you might accept these offers. Hiring a workers compensation attorney will ensure that this doesn’t happen. You will have someone on your side, that can help you throughout the process of your case.
What compensation am I eligible to receive in my claim?
The first question on many victim’s minds is how they will afford their injuries. Since most electrocution injuries are extensive, it’s possible that you’ll be out of work to recover. So, you will need a settlement that is large enough to cover your injuries and expenses. Some of the compensation we seek can include:
- Medical Bills
- In-home Care
- Loss of Wages
- Loss of Earning Potential
- Emotional Stress
- Funeral Costs
- Burial Costs, and more.
The type and amount of compensation depends on your case. Everyone is different, so we can’t give an estimate until we speak with you. If you are concerned with receiving compensation, contact us today.
What injuries are associated with electrocution?
The type and severity of your injuries from electrocution will depend on several factors. Your injuries can vastly change with: the amount of time electricity flows through your body, the current and the voltage of the electricity, and your overall health. Some of the most common injuries are:
- Organ Damage
- Chronic Pain
- Nerve Damage
- Cardiac Arrest
- Muscle, Tissue, and Nerve Damage
What are some causes of accidents with electricity?
Electrocution typically occurs on the job site. So, some of the leading causes could be:
- Improper installation of wiring.
- Poor training by the employer
- Employers not complying with OSHA regulations
- Lack of/or ineffective safety equipment
You have the right to be safe in your workplace, so everything should meet OSHA regulations. If your injury occurred because of the negligence of your employer, then they are responsible for your compensation. An experienced workers compensation attorney can answer any questions you have and will begin building a strong case. You’ve already suffered enough, and you shouldn’t have to miss out on the settlement you deserve.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is committed to winning your case.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is focused on getting you your compensation, or we don’t get anything. It’s important to us that you know we’re with you every step of the way. You’ve been injured, and you shouldn’t have to worry about compensation. If you or someone you know has suffered from an electrocution accident in the workplace, contact us today.