Any time an accident happens on the job, it can have serious and potentially devastating consequences. This includes situations where you experience an electrical shock. If this happens, you may have significant medical costs, be dealing with various health issues, and be unable to return to work.
While it can be a difficult and overwhelming time, you don’t have to face it alone.
At Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A., we can help you file a work accident compensation claim to recover the compensation you deserve for your work-caused injuries. We understand the various laws that cover electrical injuries and can help you recover the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Learn more about electrocution injuries and what to expect from work accident compensation payouts for this injury here.
Common Causes of Electric Shock Injuries and Electrocution at Work
You may experience a work-related electric shock injury or electrocution at work in several ways. Some of the most common causes of these injuries that result in the need to file a work injury claim include:
- Damaged or defective machinery or equipment
- Damaged or overloaded circuits
- Damaged or downed power lines
- Exposed electrical energy sources (an example is a live wire)
- Electrical lines that are installed improperly
- Frayed electrical cords
- Wet conditions
- Electrical wiring issues
Workers need to take precautions to ensure an exposed source of electricity does not injure them. If an injury occurs, it may qualify for work injury damages. The best way to know if your situation qualifies for a workers’ compensation injury settlement is to contact our legal team for more information.
Common Types of Electric Shock Injuries
An electric shock injury occurs when your body encounters any type of exposed electrical energy source. The most common way this happens is by touching a live wire.
The injuries you sustain can range from mild pain to more devastating injuries and even death if this situation occurs. If you (or someone) die from this injury, it’s called “electrocution.”
The injuries sustained from an electrical shock vary. What determines the severity of the injury is the type of current, the level of electrical current, and how the electrical current enters and moves through your body. An example would be with a low current that you touch with your hand. You may experience a simple shock but no permanent damage in this situation. However, touching a high-voltage live wire can damage your heart, cause a heart attack, or even death.
Some of the most common types of injuries that arise from electric shocks that you can receive work injuries compensation for include:
- Issues breathing
- Broken bones
- Tingling or numbness
- Hearing or vision impairment
- Head injuries because of falling or thrown
- Spinal injuries because of falling or being thrown after the shock
If you were involved in an incident at work that involved an electrical shock, it’s important that you seek medical attention immediately. After your doctor clears you from your injuries, it’s smart to get in touch with an attorney who is experienced in handling work injury compensation claims. We can provide work injury advice and help you recover the full payout you deserve for your injuries and damages.
Why It’s Necessary to File a Work Injury Damages Claim After an Electric Shock or Electrocution at Work
An electric shock or electrocution injury may cause you to have to take time off work. Sometimes, this is just temporary, but in other cases, it’s permanent. If you are in this situation, you may wonder how you can continue providing for your family or pay your bills.
If your injury occurred on the job, you would likely be eligible to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation injuries benefits. Some of the benefits that work injury damages cases qualify for include:
- Monetary compensation to cover the necessary and reasonable medical costs and assistance needed after the injury, including hospital stays, surgery, skin grafts, medications, and other types of care
- Monetary recovery of lost wages if you can’t work because of the workers’ compensation accident on a temporary or permanent basis
- The cost of training so you can seek a new career or occupation if you can no longer work in your previous field where the injury occurred
- Assistance and compensation for final expenses if a loved one died from an on-the-job electrocution accident
How Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Workers’ Compensation Accident Orlando, FL
Hiring our legal team will be beneficial to help you recover the highest workers’ compensation injury payouts possible for your accident and injury. Some of the specific reasons to call our legal team and let us help with your claim include:
- Determine the liable party for your accident and injuries
- Calculate the full damage amount for your accident and injury
- Ensure you don’t miss the statute of limitations deadline in Florida (this is two years from the date of the accident)
- Help you pursue a fair amount of compensation
- Provide assistance if your work injury claim is declined
Don’t Wait to Hire a Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Help with Your Case
There are more than a few things to deal with and consider regarding on-the-job injuries. Our legal team at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A., our entire legal team, will help you recover the compensation deserved for the short-and long-term impact of your workplace electric shock or electrocution injuries.
The first step is to contact our office and schedule a free initial consultation. We will review the facts of our case and develop a plan to help you with your benefits. Even if your claim was denied initially, we will conduct a full investigation and gather evidence to help you recover the damages you are entitled to.