Were you injured in an accident involving Electrocution/Electrical on a Construction Site in Boston, Massachusetts? It’s critical to proceed with an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, such as Parker Scheer LLP.
Construction workers encounter many hazards on a daily basis including electrocution risks. Electrical accidents can occur in a large variety of ways. For example, a construction worker may suffer an electrical injury when he mistakenly encounters a live wire while attempting to complete his routine work at a construction site. Similarly, a construction worker may suffer and electrocution injury while working in an area where he was thought the electricity was shut off, but it is still on. In any of these circumstances the injuries to the construction worker are often extremely serious and at times end up being fatal.
There are many safety regulations related to the electrical work that is performed at specific construction areas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set these in the United States. OSHA’s electrical safety standards for the construction industry are laid out in 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K. Any violation of these safety standards may result in a claim of negligence by the employee against the injured worker’s employer, contractor, subcontractor and/or property owner. However, despite the federal safety regulations that are in place, electrocution has been found to be the second leading cause of fatalities at a construction site. The top four causes of death at a construction site are as follows: (1) falls; (2) electrocution; (3) worker struck by objects; and (4) worker caught in-between. If these top four causes of construction worker deaths were to be completely eliminated, there would be hundreds of lives saved per year.
Electrocution injuries can have a long-lasting effect on the injured worker. In severe cases, the physical injuries from the electrical accident can be permanently disabling. As a result of the electrical accident, the worker may have suffered a heart attack, serious burns, or nerve damage. Because of this, often times the construction worker who was involved with these injuries will need extensive medical treatment, and unfortunately surgeries in some cases. Additionally, not only will the worker experience emotional and physical suffering and pain, but he will also deal with the stress of not knowing if he will be able to return to a job in the construction field. With the chance of him not being able to return, he has the potential to be without employment. Because of this, if you have been injured, it is important to get an experienced construction site accident lawyer.
Injured in a Massachusetts Electrocution accident construction site?
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If you or someone you know has suffered from a critical personal injury from an electrocution experience on a construction site or has lost their life as a result of electrocution or an electrical accident, our personal injury attorneys at Parker Scheer are ready to provide you with top-notch service and care. Contact us to obtain a case review that is completely confidential, and receive a response within just hours. If you live outside of the Massachusetts area, we can give you a referral for aIf you need a personal injury lawyer.