Electrocuted In Accident – MN Lawyers
Our lawyers have represented people in Minnesota who have been seriously injured or burned because of exposed power lines and other electrical injuries. Electricity makes the world go, but it also must be treated with respect. Many electrocution accidents are work related, for example when a worker forgets to shut down the power or restarts the power before another worker is about to do something in the same area. However, our attorneys have also represented people electrocuted in other types of MN accidents. For example, a lawyer from our office represented someone who was electrocuted in her car when a power line came into contact with it. Landlords and property owners sometimes leave live wires exposed that people, or children, come into contact with resulting in serious injury. Electrocution injuries also frequently occur from defective products.
DANGERS OF ELECTRICAL INJURY
Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and other professionals work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. Others, such as office workers and sales people, work with electricity indirectly and may also be exposed to electrical hazards. Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA’s electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. Generally, if a worker suffers an electrocution injury in the workplace, workers compensation will be available to pay the medical bills and lost wages. However, there may be additional compensation required for permanent injuries, such as nerve damage and scarring from an electrical burn. When you call our office regarding an electrocution injury, our lawyers will discuss the facts of your case and determine if other parties are partially responsible for the accident and should also be held accountable for compensation.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY VIOLATIONS
OSHA’s electrical standards protect employees from electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions, but the regulations do not eliminate the possibility of human mistake and negligence. OSHA has references that provide information related to electrical injury in construction including OSHA’s electrical construction regulations, hazard recognition, possible solutions and additional resources. Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries: contact with power lines, lack of ground-fault protection, path to ground missing or discontinuous, equipment not used in manner prescribed, and improper use of extension and flexible cords. A variety of possible solutions may be implemented to reduce or eliminate the risk of injury associated with electrical work. Examples of solutions include the use of insulation, guarding, grounding, electrical protective devices, and safe work practices. When employees are trained to work safely, through the requirements, they should be able to anticipate and avoid injury from job related hazards. Sources that provide helpful information about electrical in the workplace. Click here for more information from OSHA regarding electrical injury situations.
ATTORNEY FOR ELECTROCUTION INJURY ACCIDENT MN
If you or a family member have been electrocuted in an accident, call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are top MN personal injury lawyers with over 25 years’ experience representing people injured in accidents throughout Minnesota. We will make sure that a thorough investigation is done as to the cause of the electrocution accident, and the correct people are held accountable and compensation is paid. We care for our clients and will make sure you get the compensation and fair treatment you are entitled to for your electrical burn or injury.