The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. are experienced in representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful death in construction accidents such as workplace explosions and electrocutions.
Electrocution is one of the most lethal types of accidents on a construction site. It occurs when a person comes into contact with an open electrical line and is struck with a high voltage of electricity.
Each year, construction workers in Massachusetts and across the country are killed or severely injured in electrocutions. Many of these construction accidents are the result of negligence on the part of their employers, contractors, subcontractors, other companies and property owners. When negligence is involved, one of these parties may be liable to pay compensation to the injured individual or their family in cases involving wrongful death.
The Massachusetts construction accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck are experienced in representing individuals injured and killed in electrocution accidents. We have the experience, expertise and resources to successfully handle your claim. If you or a family member has been injured, contact us today at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 for a free legal consultation. You can also use our contact form.
What Compensation is Available for Electrocution Accident Claims?
Contractors, sub-contractors and property owners are required to follow strict state and federal guidelines and provide a reasonably safe work environment for all construction workers. These may include laborers, electricians, iron workers, crane operators, welders, sheet metal workers and heavy equipment operators.
These workers can suffer electrocutions when proper precautions are not taken and they come into contact with live wires, power lines, circuit breakers, electrical appliances and machinery. When a high voltage of electrical current runs through the body, it can result in death, cardiac arrest, nerve damage, electrical burns, brain damage, paralysis and other injuries.
If the victim survives, they may be left unable to work and need long-term care. This can cause financial hardship on a family if it depends on the construction worker’s income for support.
Workers’ compensation may pay for some of these injuries, but it does not provide adequate compensation for the long term emotional trauma, physical disability or loss of a loved one. It is important to learn your rights for filing a negligence claim. You may be entitled to damages for medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering and other compensation.
Contact an Experienced Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an electrocution accident, it is essential that you hire the best Boston construction accident lawyer to handle your case. After a construction accident, it is essential to conduct an immediate investigation and preserve the evidence. It is also critical to establish contact with authorities.
We are skilled in obtaining compensation for injured workers. We have the resources to handle your case from the initial investigation, through trial and if necessary, to appeals. We are experienced in working with top experts and investigating authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Our Case Results page describes some of the results we have obtained for clients. If you or a family member has suffered an electrocution injury, contact us today for a free legal consultation. We can be reached at 617-723-7676, or toll free at 1-800-379-1244, or use our contact form.