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Electrical Injuries – Determine your Rights

Electrocution is a very serious hazard for those in the workplace and can lead to serious injuries including death. Those workers involved in construction face risk of electrocution most frequently, although other trades also face this risk. Generally, there are four types of electrical injuries, including electrocution (defined as a fatal injury), burns, shocks and falls caused by contact with electricity. Even seemingly small electrical currents can cause death, depending on how the electricity passes through the body. Because workers are so often working around or near sources of electricity in the performance of their jobs, it is important to take steps to ensure that direct contact with electricity does not occur. The government has outlined various standards regarding electrical safety including 29CFRR1910.302 through 1910.399 of the General Industry Safety and Health Standards, as well as the National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code. During construction projects and other work situations, it is possible that an electrical injury or electrocution may occur as a result of the negligence of others. This means that you may be entitled to benefits under the workers compensation system as well as a personal injury claim outside of the workers compensation system. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an electrical injury, contact us now to determine your rights. We can help you evaluate whether you have an electrical injury case. Initial evaluations are free of charge.

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