Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Electrocution Attorney
Each year, more than 4,000 employees sustain work-related electrocution injuries and an estimated 300 employees perish as a result of job-related electrocutions in the United States. If you have been electrocuted at work, or if you are the surviving loved one of someone who has died as a result of workplace electrocution, you require a specially trained and experienced lawyer like Jacob O Partiyeli who can help you receive the benefits that you are entitled to.
Causes and Effects of Work-Related Electrocutions
Electrocution occurs when an electrical current passes through the body, which means that anytime someone makes contact with electricity, they can sustain an injury. Electrocution is a common workplace injury. Those whose job involves working directly with electrical wires, such as linemen, electricians, cable and phone line installers are particularly at-risk; however, anyone who is exposed to electrical cords can be electrocuted. Frayed wires, damaged power cords, and malfunctioning machinery and power tools can certainly result in an electrocution, as can improperly installed or poorly maintained electrical appliances and wires. Failure to post appropriate warnings in electrical hazard areas are also a common cause for workplace electrocutions.
The effects of electrocution can be serious. The damages can include:
- Cardiac damage
- Severe pain
- Cognitive impairments
- Reduced mobility
- Emotional distress
- Severe Burns
- Injuries from falls
- Permanent nerve damage
In the most severe cases, electrocution can lead to death.
Compensation for Workplace Electrocution Injuries
Given the severe ramifications that workplace electrocution injuries can cause, seeking immediate medical help is imperative. Once your condition has been stabilized, contacting a workers’ compensation attorney is in your best interest. The laws regarding electrocution are quite convoluted making it challenging to sue an employer directly. Under California Law, employers are required to provide any employees who have sustained workplace injuries – including electrocution – some financial benefits. A knowledgeable attorney is necessary to explore Third Party lawsuits as well as proving negligence. Financial restitution must provide for immediate and long term needs depending on the severity of your case. Unfortunately, however, some employers and their insurance carriers will do everything in their power to avoid paying out workers’ compensation claims.
With the help of the Law Offices of Jacob O Partiyeli, you can receive the full compensation that you are entitled to. Our attorney is highly skilled in workers’ compensation cases and has successfully represented thousands of workplace electrocution cases and has secured millions of dollars in restitution. With proper legal representation, you can improve your chances of being paid the full amount of damages you are owed. We offer free consultations and never charge you a fee unless we win your case. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain! If you’ve suffered an on-the-job electric shock injury, contact our knowledgeable Los Angeles workers’ compensation law firm today! We care about the future of each and every client.