Massachusetts and Rhode Island Workers Suffer Job-Related Electrocutions Every Day
Working around electricity can be very dangerous. No matter how many safety precautions are taken, there is always the risk of an accident that leave workers with serious injuries. The workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl help injured workers navigate the claims process to get the benefits they need and deserve.
Electricians and their apprentices suffer many of the job-related electrocutions in this country, but live wire injuries and burns-as well as electrocution deaths-can happen to employees in every industry. Construction workers are electrocuted every year, from welders, carpenters and plumbers to heavy machinery operators, bricklayers, painters and sheet rockers. Jobs in which workers handle electrical wires, outlets, transformers or circuit breakers pose electrocution risks every day. Many worker electrocution fatalities happen when a worker or the equipment he or she is using comes into contact with live, overhead power lines. The result can be severe burn injuries, nerve pain, neurological damage, pain or numbness in the hands or feet, even broken bones and work-related heart attacks. We know how devastating these injuries can be for victims and their families-and we can help.
High Voltage Shock Injuries at Work? Electrocuted On the Job? Call a Tough Work Comp Lawyer
Construction worker electrocutions from live electric currents are far more common than in other professions, due to overhead power lines near to workers on or in cranes, bulldozers, bucket trucks, scaffolding and metal ladders. Utility workers are also electrocuted in crawl spaces, basements, ceilings, attics or when drilling through walls and floors, when they hit underground wires or main lines whose circuit breaker is still on. Anyone can suffer shocks from defective plugs, faulty outlets, frayed extension cords. Workers who repair machines and appliances, who install or fix lighting or neon signs, and who rig stage lighting are also at risk for electrocution. Workers' Compensation benefits apply to all these sorts of injuries and we will pursue every penny you have coming to you!
Workers' compensation claims involving electrocution injuries can be complicated because there is often a lot of money at stake. That's why employers and insurance companies may challenge your claim in an attempt to pay as little as possible. They may question the extent of your injuries, or whether you need further treatment. They may say you are ready to go back to work even though you are still recovering.
Our workers' compensation attorneys can help you every step of the way following your electrocution injury. We can help your file your claim and ensure you meet all deadlines. We can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. And we can provide aggressive representation during the appeals process if your claim is denied.
If you were electrocuted on the job or lost a loved one in a work-related fatal electrocution, call the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our workers' compensation attorneys fight hard for the rights of electrocuted workers and we'll fight hard for you too. Every discussion is confidential and there is no obligation. Serving the Providence, RI, Fall River and Foxborough, MA region.