Workers’ Compensation For Electric Shock Injuries
248 Pennsylvania workers were injured by contact with electricity while on the job in 2017. That’s one electric shock injury every 1.5 days.
Electrical accidents that are caused by the negligence of other workers, general contractors, property owners, product manufacturers, or other parties create situations where the injured worker should be eligible for workers’ compensation.
At Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, our attorneys represent victims of electric shock injury in Pennsylvania. Since 1936, our law firm has handled every type of work-related injury claim, helping tens of thousands of injured workers obtain the compensation they deserve for medical, emotional, and financial hardships caused by someone else’s negligence in the workplace.
What Kinds Of Jobs Seem Vulnerable To Electrical Injuries?
Electric shock accidents happen in a variety of workplaces, many of which you might expect and some you may not. According to the 2017 Annual Report on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety, these are some of the jobs where electrical injuries occurred most often:
- Construction work
- Transportation and utilities
- Administrative services
- Healthcare, hospitals, and health services
- Food services and hospitality
The Results Of Electrical Accidents Can Be Devastating
The power of electricity inflicts serious damage on workers who are exposed to it and can lead to the following types of injuries:
- Electrical burns
- Organ or tissue damage
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Neurological damage, which can develop over months or years
- Respiratory or cardiovascular injuries
- Heart failure or heart attack
- Electrocution or other wrongful death
Electrical injuries can change the course of an injured worker’s life forever. Workers’ compensation may be needed to pay household bills and medical costs, and Social Security Disability (SSD) may be needed if you can’t return to work. Our lawyers can help with both issues. Workers’ comp and SSD are two different potential sources of compensation, each with their own procedures and requirements. Our attorneys are highly experienced in dealing with both types of claims and will pursue them both if appropriate (SSD comes in to play for workers who are permanently disabled and cannot return to work).
Experienced Lawyers In Offices Across Pennsylvania
The attorneys of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo fight for the rights of workers in Pennsylvania and have done so for more than 80 years. Let our team advocate for your best interests.
Whether your injury was caused by exposed wiring on an assembly line, a faulty power tool in a mine, or an electrical appliance during utility work, we have seen and represented nearly every case imaginable. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury, build a compelling case, and work tirelessly for the maximum compensation you deserve for recovery or disability.
Consult With An Attorney Dedicated To Your Recovery From Electric Shock
We handle all cases on a contingency basis. That means if you do not receive compensation in your case, or if we do not prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, you do not pay attorney’s fees.