Electrocution and electrical burn injuries represent a type of work injury that can cause severe and long-term damage, particularly if your body is exposed to an electrical current for an extended period. Electrical injuries can be superficial, affecting the outer skin at the point of contact, or they can be deep and internal, causing severe and sometimes irreversible damage to your internal organs. In extreme cases, workers have lost their lives due to electrocution and electrical burns.
Many electrocutions and electrical burns that happen on the job result from unsafe working conditions. Insufficient training, defective equipment, lack of protective gear—such as goggles and rubber gloves—and improper installation can all raise your risk of being electrocuted or burned with electricity on the job.
Pennsylvania employers have a duty to protect workers from hazards, and exposure to electricity certainly qualifies as one. If your employer failed to uphold this duty and you suffered an electrical burn, you deserve compensation. A workplace injuries electrical burns lawyer in Bucks County can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a workplace injury lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC, call our office today at 215-642-2335.
Our Bucks County Work Injury Lawyers Fight for Victims of Electrical Burns.
The legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC represents electricians, laborers, construction workers, plumbers, cable installers, A/C technicians, and all other workers who suffer electrocution or electrical burns on the job. These injuries can be severe, requiring extensive and long-term medical care. You might have to miss substantial work while you recover. If your injuries are bad enough, your ability to return to your job and continue earning the same living might be compromised.
You should not have to bear these costs on your own, and you should not have to worry about how your regular bills will get paid while you are recovering. Our attorneys work to hold the responsible parties liable and get you the compensation you deserve.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our clients are like family to us. Our attorneys take the outcome of your case as seriously and as personally as you do. We want to take the stress you are suffering from your injury and everything associated with it and put it on our shoulders. That is why we have a support staff to help you with all the little things, answer your questions, and address any concerns you have about your case. While our attorneys are hard at work fighting for the compensation you deserve, our support team is here for anything else you need.
We Work With All Injuries Caused by Electrical Burns or Electrocution.
Electricity is capable of inflicting severe damage if not handled safely. When a worker is exposed to electricity in the course of their job and suffers burns or electrocution as a result, the employer is often to blame. The worker might suffer injuries that are permanently disabling or disfiguring. Common injuries resulting from electrical burns include:
- Severe skin burns requiring skin grafts;
- Nerve damage;
- Damage to the brain, heart, or lungs;
- Amputation; and
A strong jolt of electricity can also throw your body to the ground or into a nearby object, leading to secondary injuries. These could include broken bones, brain trauma, spinal injuries, and cuts and bruises.
No matter the specific circumstances of your injury, we want to help you get the money you deserve.
We Can Help You With Your Worker’s Compensation Claim.
If your injury happened on the job, you will most likely need to make use of the worker’s compensation system to collect damages. Worker’s compensation is a government-run insurance program for injured employees. Most private employers are required to have worker’s compensation, meaning your company pays a premium every month to cover you and your coworkers. The upside for you is that, theoretically, it provides a cut-and-dry method to collect compensation if you suffer injuries at work. However, the system can be frustrating to navigate, and your employer’s participation in the program means you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit for work-related injuries.
Working with an attorney from Cordisco & Saile LLC makes filing for and winning worker’s compensation much easier. We can anticipate any argument your employer might make to try to deny your claim, and we are ready to counter any such argument with strong evidence. Your employer, for instance, might claim that you were behaving inappropriately at the time of your injury or even that you were intoxicated. Either one is grounds for a worker’s compensation denial, and without solid evidence, it can be your word versus your employer’s. Our attorneys make certain you maintain the upper hand in any such conflict.
If another third party was responsible for your accident, you can pursue compensation from them with an insurance claim or a lawsuit. Our attorneys can determine if you qualify to sue a third party for your injury.
We Can Help You Pursue Several Types of Damages for an Electrical Burn Injury.
We have helped many clients in Bucks County win compensation for on-the-job injuries. These settlements often include many types of damages, such as:
- Money to pay your current and your anticipated future medical bills;
- Income to compensate you for your lost wages from work while you recover from your injuries;
- Additional income to compensate you in the event of a future reduced earning capacity due to your injuries; and
- Compensation for specific disabling injuries, such as loss of vision, hearing, or a limb.
To Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With an Electrical Burn Injury Lawyer in Bucks County, Call 215-642-2335 Today.
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team wants to go to work for you and make you our next satisfied client. We can aggressively pursue your worker’s compensation claim and help you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule your free case evaluation, call 215-642-2335 today.