Electrocution Accidents on Construction Sites
Let a Chicago Construction Accident Attorney Protect Your Rights
Construction sites are filled with potential hazards, including the risk of serious electrocution accidents. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of an electrocution accident that could have been prevented had it not been for negligence, safety violations, or other shortcomings, you may have the right to take legal action and pursue a recovery of your damages.
At Morici, Longo & Associates, our Chicago personal injury lawyers have established our firm as one of the premier practices when it comes to construction accident claims. We have represented many victims of electrocution on construction sites - including workers and passerby - and we have the resources and experience to effectively guide clients through the legal channels ahead.
Discuss your electrocution accident with a seasoned attorney by calling (312) 779-0366. Our firm serves clients throughout Cook County and the Midwest.
About Electrocution Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OHSA), electrocution accidents are one of the most common types of construction accidents. In fact, electrocution is part of OSHA's Fatal Four, and causes roughly 8% of fatalities on construction sites each year. In addition to electrocution and shock, these accidents can also lead to burn injuries, arc flashes, fires, and explosions that place workers, pedestrians, and nearby residents at risk of suffering harm.
Common hazards that may lead to electrocution accidents on construction sites include:
- Electrical work in progress
- Exposed wiring
- Defective equipment
- Negligent machine operation
- Improper warnings
Because electrocution accidents have a high potential for resulting in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, victims and families should retain the seasoned representation needed to secure a full recovery of their damages, which may include:
- Medical bills and future treatment costs
- Lost work earnings
- Disability or death benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
Exercise Your Legal Rights with Proven Attorneys
When electrocution accidents are the result of dangerous safety hazards or violations of safety protocol that could or should have been prevented, victims should be intent on speaking with experienced lawyers about their right to legal action. At Morici, Longo & Associates, we are readily available to help victims and their families evaluate their case and take the next steps - whether that means a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
Place your trust in a team that has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients. Contact us today for a FREE case evaluation.