Helping injured construction workers throughout Rhode Island
There are many construction jobs that involve work directly with or around electricity. Because electricity is very dangerous, there are safety precautions that must be followed. But all it takes is one act of negligence to cause an accident that leaves a worker injured or killed. When that negligence is the act of a third party, The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC helps workers and their families recover financial compensation.
Electricity can be found at every construction site. Electricians install wiring and light fixtures. Many use power to operate tools and machinery. Most use lighting to work in dark spaces. Proper equipment must be used at all times and safety procedures must be followed.
But things can go wrong. A contractor may have improperly wired an outlet. Lighting equipment used at the site may be defective. Or a worker may be hit or fall, accidentally coming into contact with a power line or transformer.
Electrocution can cause serious injuries
A worker who comes into contact with electricity in a construction accident can be injured in different ways. The worker may suffer burns that can be both external and internal. Electric shock sends electricity into the body, which can result in muscle injuries, or in some cases, heart and breathing problems. If the worker was elevated, contact with electricity can cause the worker to fall to the ground below, resulting in broken bones and other injuries. Or, the worker may suffer electrocution from large amounts of electricity that cause death.
For workers who survive an electrical accident, workers’ compensation benefits can pay for medical expenses and partial lost wages while they are unable to return to work. But if a third party’s negligence contributed to the accident, that worker can seek other damages though a legal claim. However, the party may deny responsibility, and the insurance company may deny or delay your claim.
An experienced attorney can help you recover
Attorney Mark Morse has been helping injured workers recover financial compensation for three decades. He knows how to get results by building a strong case that the insurance companies can’t ignore. Our legal team investigates your accident, seeking access to all relevant records and interviewing witnesses. We find out what really happened and look for evidence that a third party’s negligence was to blame.
If you were injured in an electrical accident on the job, or if your loved one was killed in an electrocution accident, contact us for your case evaluation.