Electrical Injury Attorney
Our electrical injury attorneys know that electricity is one of the deadliest forces on any job site. Electrocution injuries can cause far more harm than only burns, leaving some victims with debilitating or fatal injuries. Despite laws requiring employers to provide workers with protections against electrical injuries, workers don’t always get the equipment they need to remain safe, nor do they receive critical training that could help them prevent these accidents before they happen.
Skilled Texas injury lawyers get you the money you deserve
If you’ve been seriously injured in an on-the-job electrical accident in Texas, you may have a right to money damages for your injuries. The skilled workplace injury lawyers at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices can help you take critical next steps after an injury that will help you get the money you deserve for your claim. Contact the Beaumont electrocution accident lawyers at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a no-cost consultation after an electrical accident at work.
Electrical accidents take dozens of lives every year
Electrocution injuries are one of the leading causes of death on US construction sites. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has long included electrocutions among its “Fatal Four” leading causes of death on construction sites. Electrocutions were responsible for 71 deaths on work sites in 2017, amounting to 7.3% of all deaths among construction workers.
Safety experts assert that many of these injuries could have been prevented entirely with basic equipment such as rubber gloves, nonconductive clothing, surge protection devices, and nonconductive ladders, but many employers simply aren’t willing to put the time or funds into these worker protections. Employers or subcontractors who neglect these basic safety protections may be financially liable for the resulting injuries.
How do electrocution accidents happen?
Some of the most common causes for electrical accidents and electrocution injuries include:
- Defective products
- Improperly grounded electrical wiring or equipment
- Failure to follow proper lockout/tagout procedures
- Power line accidents
- Failure to install ground fault circuit interrupters
- Leaving conductors exposed
These electrical accidents can leave workers with serious injuries. Not only can electricity burn the victim as it makes contact with the skin and internal organs, it can rob the victim of muscular control. This means that an electrocuted worker may fall from a ladder or other elevated work surface after suffering a shock. Accident victims can suffer heart damage, brain damage, and permanent nerve damage from an electrocution injury. These injuries can be costly to treat and leave victims out of work while they focus on their recovery.
Get Help with Electrocution Injuries from an Experienced and Successful Texas Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an electrical accident in Texas, find out about your right to compensation by contacting the seasoned and effective Beaumont workplace injury lawyers at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a free consultation at 409-835-3000.