Construction sites are a dangerous place, for workers and passersby alike. This is especially true when construction workers are working with high-voltage electricity. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified electrical exposure as one of the construction industry’s “Fatal Four Hazards.”
Have you or a loved one suffered electrocution/electrical shock injuries on a construction site in Florida? Our experienced Fort Lauderdale accident lawyers at Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. will fight to win you justice, as we have for countless construction workers and their families in the past 70+ years. We are skilled in pursuing both workers’ compensation claims and third-party civil lawsuits in the construction sector. Experience the confidence of having an award-winning legal team on your side.
Electrical exposure can lead to a host of severe injuries that qualify for a claim.
- Heart damage
- Severe burns, such as arc flash burns
- Brain and spine injuries
- Internal injuries, such as to internal organs or muscle tissue
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we also represent clients whose loved ones have suffered wrongful deaths by electrocution in Florida.
Learn more about how we can help with your personal injury case during a free initial evaluation. Give our award winning attorneys a call at (954) 467-8800, or contact us online to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.
How to Prove Your Electrocution Case
First, it is important to note that injured workers cannot file a civil lawsuit against their employers. This means that many electrocution cases are handled as workers’ comp insurance claims. Claimants only need to prove that the electrocution accident happened while on the job—the question of liability, meaning who was at fault, will not get in the way of the collection of benefits.
If another party, one that is not the employer, was at fault for the electrocution accident, the injured individual may have the right to sue that party in civil court. For these third-party lawsuits, the person suing (the plaintiff) must prove that the other party (the defendant) was negligent, as well as that this negligence directly caused the electrocution accident. Damages like pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages must have also accumulated as a result.
In both types of cases, it has become the norm for insurance companies to deny those injured their rightful compensation. Our Florida electrocution attorneys are proud to help clients maximize their recoveries in both workers’ comp cases and third-party lawsuits.
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Our seasoned Fort Lauderdale electrocution accident lawyers have a track record of success that amounts to millions of dollars in client compensation, some of which was recovered through record-setting verdicts and settlements. U.S. News — Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, the American Association for Justice, and our clients and colleagues have acclaimed us for our comprehensive representation and honest counsel.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., We Handle Cases Involving All Types of Electrical Injuries, Such as Those Stemming From:
- Overloaded extension cords
- Power lines, overhead and underground
- Lack of safety equipment and/or training
- Exposed, unmarked, uninsulated, or ungrounded electrical wiring
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