Every day, thousands of electricians in Indiana go to work repairing and working on old electrical wiring, installing new wiring, and more. Most of these jobs end without incident; however, almost 1 in 10 results in injury. Electrical Injuries make up 9 percent of what OSHA lists as the “Fatal Four” construction injuries. All in all, there are over 60 people each year that die from electrical injuries and hundreds of others who are injured on construction sites alone. Electrical hazards and non-compliance issues are also listed as one of the top 10 most-cited problems on yearly inspections in all types of work environments.
If you or a loved one have suffered from an electrocution injury while on the job, the Indianapolis electrical injury lawyers at Wagner Reese can assist you in filing a claim. Depending on your unique situation, you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance provider. You may also be able to bring a third-party work injury claim against another person or entity that is not your employer. Don’t hesitate—the statute of limitations is short on work injury cases, so it is imperative to contact our team as soon as you are able.
Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Electrocution Accident Procedures
If you are injured due to electrocution, the very first thing you will need to do is seek medical attention. In most cases, electrocution is very serious and it is likely that a coworker, supervisor, or another party had to call an ambulance on your behalf.
Following an electrocution accident, you should take the following steps:
- Get to a hospital or medical treatment facility immediately.
- Have your employer file an injury or accident report.
- Collect statements from witnesses and co-workers at the scene of the accident.
- Never sign or agree to anything your employer gives you without first consulting with a lawyer.
- Call or email our attorneys to discuss your claim.
Victims of electric shock often suffer serious injuries, including cardiac arrest, thermal burns, and nerve, muscle, and tissue damage. Many people who are electrocuted also suffer related injuries, such as falls, due to the sudden and severe shock.
Electrocution injuries can place an immense burden on victims and their families. The cost of medical treatment can be exorbitant and, in many cases, victims are temporarily or permanently unable to return to work. In cases where the victim dies as a result of electric shock, the surviving members are left to deal with the pain and devastation of losing a loved one unexpectedly. Our firm can help you fight for the justice and fair recovery you and your family deserve.
Working to Reduce Electric Shock Injuries in the U.S.
Twenty-five states, plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, have already adopted OSHA-approved plans to assist in eliminating electrical injuries from worksites. OSHA provides a wide variety of ways you can assist your employer in getting up to code and passing inspection for electrical regulations. They also have a whistleblower policy that allows you to report your employer for unsafe working conditions without being reported yourself.
Client-Focused & Results-Driven
At Wagner Reese, we understand just how devastating an electrical injury can be, both for victims and their family members. We also understand that every situation is unique, which is why we offer individualized legal representation tailored to our clients’ unique needs. Our electrocution injury attorneys in Indianapolis have more than 150+ years of combined legal experience, and we regularly work with industry experts and a team of specialists in order to determine exactly how the accident occurred and, most importantly, who is liable.
Our firm offers free case evaluations, as well as contingent fees. This means that there is absolutely no upfront cost for you and you only pay our attorneys’ fees if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. We are able to meet you in your home or at the hospital if you are not able to travel to our office and we offer legal services in Spanish for non-English speaking clients.
Contact Wagner Reese to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation today. Call (888) 204-8440 to get started.