On almost every construction site, there are many electronically powered
tools used by multiple employees. Whether a person is working on a crane,
using power tools, or fixing wires in a building, electrocutions can happen
at any given moment if employees are not safe and employers do not enforce
safe work habits.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration of the
United States Department of Labor, electrocutions are amongst the top
four most common types of
construction accidents, also referred to as the “Fatal Four.”
Some of the most common causes of electrocutions are caused by the following factors:
- Ungrounded wires
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate tools
- Improperly marked construction areas
- Poor lighting in construction zones
Different Types of Electrical Injuries
Electrocutions can cause a wide range of injuries, depending on the strength
of the tool or machine that caused the injury.
OSHA reports there are four types of electrical injuries caused by electrocutions,
which are listed below:
- Burns (May result in severe blistering)
- Electric shock
- Falls caused by the shock
- Fatal electrocution
In addition, electrocutions can cause injury to a person’s skin as
well as the internal organs. In the most severe cases, electrocutions
can result in death if proper medical care is not administered right away.
Have You Been Electrocuted at the Workplace?
If you have sustained injuries in the workplace, we encourage you to get
in touch with
our Virginia construction accident lawyers at The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC immediately. We can investigate your case
and determine who should be held responsible for your damages. No matter
what your case may be, we can treat your case as if it were our own. In
addition, we may be able to pursue maximum compensation to provide help
for any medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional damages you may have
suffered as a result of your injury.
Retain the representation you need today. We have been giving the injured a voice for more than 30 years!