Electrocution / Electrical Accidents
Electrical Shock Accidents on a Job Site
High voltage electrical shocks can be extremely damaging and even deadly. Working on job sites often presents exposed wiring, wiring not properly installed, and a number of other potential electrocution hazards. Too often, workers are injured on a job site through electrical accidents that cause severe burns, cardiac arrest, and even death.
Job sites are often filled with a number of different contractors working to complete the project. This means that an employer is not always the one responsible for an injury at work. If that's the case, then you could be entitled to more than workers' compensation for your injury.
Our law firm helps injured people recover the compensation and benefits after they've been hurt in an accident. Electrical accidents can cause serious, life-changing accidents, and without the help of an experienced attorney, you could be stuck holding the bill.
If you or a love one has been in an electrical accident, get a free legal consultation now at 412-394-1000 or simply complete the form to your right. Get your legal questions answered and get the help you need.
OSHA Electricity Safety Standards
There are rules and regulations that govern electrical work on job sites. Keep the following in mind:
- Outdoor electrical equipment must be in a suitable enclosure to protect from accidental contact.
- Unless otherwise permitted, all live parts of electrical equipment must be guarded against accidental contact.
- The entrances to buildings or rooms containing electrical equipment operating at 600 volts or more must be marked by a sign reading: DANGER – HIGH VOLTAGE – KEEP OUT.
- Many more standards are listed in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910.302 through 1910.308.
Job sites and third party contractors have a responsibility to maintain safety standards, especially when it comes to electrical work. These guidelines are in place for the workers' protection. However, some job sites aren't up to code like they should be, and that's when serious accidents happen.
Common Electrical Accident Injuries
Electrical accidents can have severe, long-lasting effects. Many affected by these accidents are unable to return to their original line of work and face countless hours of rehabilitation and medical treatment.
Some common electrical accident injuries include:
Electrocution and Wrongful Death
Electrocutions are electrical accidents that result in the death of an accident victim. If your loved one was working on a job site and electrocuted, we can help you understand who is entitled to compensation for this tragic accident.
Living with the sudden passing of a family member is confusing and devastating, especially when it was an accident caused by the negligence of another. For more information, visit our page related to wrongful death after a job site accident.
Common Jobs in Danger of Electrocution
Job sites are often filled with different workers performing various tasks, working towards an ultimate goal. Some common jobs associated with electrical accidents include:
- Crane Operator
- Tree Trimmer
- Truck Driver
- Utility Worker
- And Many More
Electrical Accident? Contact Our Law Firm
For over 35 years, Edgar Snyder & Associates have been helping injury victims collect the compensation and benefits they deserve after an accident. If you or a loved one has been electrocuted, contact us for a free consultation at 412-394-1000 or complete the form located in the top right corner of this page.
We're available 24/7 to help. We have the resources, experience, and tenacity to stand up to big insurance companies that are trying to force you into a low-ball settlement. Don't get it alone. Call us today.