Were you injured in an electrocution accident? Work with a Greenville electrocution accident lawyer to claim compensation. Our experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation attorney can handle your case. Contact the team at Bobby Jones Law today to learn more.
Legal help for workers injured in electrical accidents
Many workers are exposed to electricity in some way in their employment. Even low amounts of electricity can cause electrocution. Most electricity accidents are not fatal. However, they are still responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year.
Electrocutions account for 7% of all worker deaths in the United States. They are the fourth-leading cause of traumatic death in the workforce. (CDC, Worker Deaths by Electrocution).
If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrocution accident, we are truly sorry. When you need an experienced Greenville electrocution accident lawyer, Bobby Jones Law is here to help. Our law firm represents people to get workers’ compensation when they are injured. Contact us now for your free consultation, and start your case today.
Workers’ Compensation for Electrocution Accident Victims
Electrocution is a workplace injury. You may qualify for compensation. If you have suffered from an electrocution accident in the workplace, here is what you should know:
- Most businesses have workers’ compensation insurance. Any business that regularly employs four or more people must have it
- You may deserve workers’ compensation benefits. You do not have to prove fault to receive benefits.
- If you can’t work because of your injuries, you may receive replacement income. This payment is generally 2/3 of your average weekly wages before the injury
- Medical care should be available at no cost to you from authorized care providers
- If disability persists after medical care, you deserve to be fairly compensated based on the extent of your injuries
- Unfortunately, businesses and insurance companies don’t always make it easy to get the benefits that you deserve. But there are things that you can do to pursue your case
- You may have representation from a lawyer. Our law firm handles workers’ compensation claims, including those involving electrocution
- It can be hard to know if you’re getting the benefits you’re due in the workers’ compensation system. An experienced lawyer can look at your case and evaluate your benefits. Then, we can represent you in the claims process
Whether you are unsure of how to go about receiving your benefits, or you are not being treated fairly in the workers’ compensation system, a lawyer can help. We understand the workers’ compensation system and the ways that insurance companies try to avoid paying benefits. Our team can assist you throughout the entire process working to protect your rights and secure your benefits.
Contact us for a free consultation. Learn more and start your case towards compensation now.
Understanding Electrocution Accidents
What is electrocution?
Electrocution occurs when electricity flows through the body’s tissues. It causes electric shock and damage to the body.
What are the different types of harm from electrocution?
There are four types of harm from electrocution:
- Electrocution (fatal)
- Electric shock (non-fatal exposure to electricity)
- Falls and blunt trauma that are the secondary result of exposure to an electric current
How can electrocution and electricity injuries occur?
Electrocution and electricity injuries can occur in many ways in the workplace:
- Direct contact with the source of electricity
- Electricity arcs – the flow of electricity through a gas, like the air
- Flash burns from heat
- Flame burns when clothing or another material ignites
- Being pushed or thrown from the shock, causing bodily trauma
Burns to the body may be external or internal. Death occurs when the electricity overwhelms the nervous system or damages internal organs. Injuries on the surface may appear minor, while there is serious internal damage. Blood clotting and skeletal damage are other risks that often go unnoticed in an initial evaluation.
The extent of the damage depends on the strength of the electrical current, its path through the body, and the duration of the current.
Legal Representation in Greenville for Electrocution Accidents
If you have suffered an electrocution accident at work, there are several ways that a lawyer can assist with your workers’ compensation benefits. It’s sadly common for the insurance company and their doctor to downplay injuries when an electrocution occurs.
Too often, doctors say that the injuries are not serious. Plus, when internal damage isn’t discovered until sometime after the accident occurs, they may deny that the injuries are from the accident. Having a lawyer can help you respond and get your benefits.
Electrocution Work Accident FAQs
What happens if you get electrocuted at work?
If you get electrocuted at work, you should seek medical care immediately. Regardless of how the injury occurred, if you were on the job at the time of the accident, you may deserve workers’ compensation benefits. To receive these benefits, you must report the injury to your employer.
What does workers’ compensation pay for electrocution?
There are three types of benefits for electrocution at work – medical care, lost income, and disability. Medical care is provided without cost as long as you use an authorized care provider. Lost income is based on a percentage of your income if you cannot work or if you earn less than before. Disability compensates you for injuries that do not fully heal. What you receive depends on the nature and severity of your injuries.
The insurance company doctor says I’m not really injured – can you help?
Absolutely. If the doctor won’t acknowledge your injuries, there are things that you can do to request a hearing before a commissioner. A lawyer can help you prepare and file the necessary paperwork and then represent you at the hearing. Call us now to talk about your situation.
They are denying that my injuries are work-related – can you help?
Absolutely. Electrocution can cause heart problems and nerve damage that is not always known immediately after the accident. Our law firm can help you gather the evidence that you need to prove your case.
Talk to a Lawyer Now – Free Consultations
Bobby Jones Law helps people in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas. If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a family member in an electrocution accident, we are very sorry. We want to ease the burden and provide the outstanding legal representation that you need to truly get results.
Free consultations are available with our team. Get answers to your questions and a free case evaluation. Contact a Greenville electrocution accident lawyer at Bobby Jones Law now.