Electrical burns can be incredibly painful, and when they’re the result of an on-the-job accident, you’ll need to know if you can receive a better settlement than what work comp offers. Explore your options with help from a Spokane construction electrocution lawyer.

While being electrocuted on the job might not sound like something that should happen very often, it occurs often enough in the construction industry that it’s known as one of the “fatal four” types of construction accidents. As you can tell from the name, electrocutions don’t just lead to serious injuries: They can often prove fatal.

If you’ve been hurt in one of these accidents while on the job, a Spokane construction electrocution lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can go over the details of your accident and determine if your case qualifies to receive more than just workers compensation.

 

Electrical Safety

Electrocutions are one of the most common work-related injuries. If safety protocols were being faithfully observed, it will be unlikely that your employer was responsible. However, that does not mean that a third-party was not negligent.

Electrical safety often involves wearing specialized safety gear and using tools designed for electrical work. If this equipment did not function as intended, you could have a case for product liability where the manufacturer is to blame.

 

Proving Negligence After Being Electrocuted

For you to file a personal injury lawsuit after being electrocuted on a construction site, we must first prove that a third party was at least partially to blame for the accident or that your employer was intentionally negligent.

This will require a complete investigation that involves all of the following elements:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Viewing photographic evidence
  • Watching video footage, if available
  • Obtaining accident reports
  • Reviewing product recalls for any equipment that was in use

This information provides the basis for our investigation, but we may need to conduct depositions as well. This is where we ask questions of the involved parties while they are under oath, which will enable us to find out what safety protocols were being followed, if there have been other recent accidents, and any other relevant information.

 

Money for Treating Electrical Burns

We will need to know about all of your accident-related financial losses. This includes loss of income, medical bills, and any other financial expenses incurred by your electrocution injuries.

Unlike with work comp, a personal injury lawsuit will also allow you to seek compensation for how your life has been negatively affected by the accident. A full claim assessment should include all of the following:

  • Medical bills, both current and future
  • Physical therapy
  • Counseling for emotional or mental trauma
  • Wages lost through being unable to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

 

Get Help from a Spokane Construction Electrical Burn Lawyer

Don’t assume that being injured on the job means that you don’t have any options beyond workers compensation. A Spokane construction electrocution lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can discuss your options with you and develop a plan for receiving compensation.

Start the process today by calling 1-800-404-9000 or by completing the form at the bottom of this page. One call, that’s all!

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