Construction Accident Attorney Serving Georgia Workers Electrocuted At Work
Construction accident attorney Kathy McArthur has spent four decades protecting the rights of injury survivors and the families of fatal injury victims throughout Georgia and nationwide. She will not hesitate to reject a settlement offer if it is not in her client’s best interests. Kathy is a trial lawyer primarily, and while she is more than capable of negotiating a settlement, she always treats every case as if it will go to trial, because she is very comfortable in the courtroom, as her long history of successful verdicts and settlements proves.
Electricians and construction workers who do electrical work know that one mistake on the job is all it takes to leave them permanently injured or cost them their life. In the aftermath of an electric shock injury, survivors and the families of fatal electrocution accident victims are often overwhelmed with everything they are forced to deal with, including:
- Hospital bills and rehabilitation expenses
- Electrocution injury victims no longer being able to live on their own without the assistance of a caregiver at home or residing in a nursing home due to the severity of their injuries
- Injury victims not being able to work anymore because of their injury
- Families of fatal electrocution accident victims adjusting to life without a cherished loved one who they expected to have in their lives for decades to come
Do not leave your fate in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. Generally, it does not cost you any more money to hire us as it would to hire an attorney who just began practicing. However, if you lose your case due to your lawyer’s incompetence or inexperience, it could cost you and your family everything. Why take that chance when you have much better options available to you? Call us now.
Common Causes Of Electrocution On Construction Sites
Causes of electrocution injury on a construction site include but are not limited to the following:
- Workers not being provided with the proper tools and protective gear to work electrical equipment
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Metal equipment or tools that a worker is using unintendedly contacting an electrical source
- Defective electrical equipment
- Employers failing to train employees to repair, install, remove or maintain electrical equipment properly
- Companies violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules
- Workers unexpectedly touching a live underground or overhead powerline
- Companies not having in place or enforcing proper lockout-tagout procedures to ensure employees de-energize electrical systems prior to working on them
Types Of Electrocution Injuries
Electrocution can cause a wide variety of injuries, such as:
- Broken bones, back injuries and paralysis due to electric shock or a fall caused by electrocution
- Heart attack
- Respiratory issues
- Renal failure
- Vision impairment, such as cataracts
- Hearing impairment, including burst eardrums
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe burns
- Physical deformity due to severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Options For Electrocution Victims And Their Families
Options available to electrocution accident victims who are injured on a worksite or the families of those who suffer a fatal electric shock injury while on the job can vary greatly depending on the circumstances of the incident:
- Workers’ compensation – Workers’ comp can provide employees who suffer workplace injuries and the families of workers killed on the job with monetary compensation and medical treatment.
- Wrongful death lawsuit – Families of fatal electrocution victims may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim to hold the individual or company responsible for their loved one’s death accountable.
- Personal injury lawsuit – Electrocution injury victims can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation from the business or person whose negligence led to their injury.
- Third party claim – For workers injured on the job whose injury was not due to the negligence of their employers or co-workers, but instead was the fault of a third party, such as a product manufacturer or subcontractor, filing a third-party claim may enable them to hold those at fault accountable.
Construction Accident Attorney For Electrocution Victims
At the McArthur Law Firm, we are dedicated to recovering as much compensation as possible for our clients, so that they do not have to struggle financially or do without the medical care they need following their injury.
Fill out our online contact form to learn more about the McArthur Law Firm and how we may be able to help you if you or someone you love has suffered an electrocution injury. You can also call us directly at 478-238-1150 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney. We practice nationwide.