09 Jan WHO IS TO BLAME FOR ELECTROCUTION ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE?
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 9-Jan-2019
There are a number of different ways construction workers can be hurt on the job site, and electrical accidents are among the most common. Electrocution happens so frequently, in fact, that it has been named by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as one of the “Fatal Four” construction accidents.
According to the most recent statistics published by the OSHA, electrocutions made up more than 7 percent of all deadly accidents and construction worker deaths in 2017. Given the frequency of electrocutions among construction workers and the far-reaching implications of related injuries and fatalities, it is important to understand your legal options if it happens to you or a loved one.
Liability for Electrocution Accidents on the Job Site
Establishing liability is one of the most important pieces of a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Determining who is responsible and whether negligence played a role in the electrocution incident can allow the affected person (or people) to collect compensation proportionate to the damages they have suffered. You may have a viable personal injury or wrongful death claim if the electrocution accident in your case occurred due to the negligence or failure of another person.
Potentially liable parties may include co-workers, employers, contractors, and others, and negligence may take various forms, including (but not limited to):
- Unsafe installation of electrical components
- Generally hazardous work environment
- Careless workplace practices
- Lack of adequate maintenance
- Failure to promptly resolve known hazards
- Failure to install, maintain, and remove wiring according to code
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At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we are passionate about helping the hard-working people in our community, including industrial and construction workers. If you or someone you love has been harmed or killed in an electrocution accident on a construction site, we are prepared to evaluate your case and help you determine your best course of action. Connect with a member of our team now to access the skillful, compassionate representation you need during your personal injury or wrongful death case.
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