Dealing With Electrical Work Injuries in New Jersey?
Avoiding injuries on the job is a priority for most people. For those who must work with or around electricity, however, the potential for electrical work injuries is much higher than for the general population. At the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group, our legal team offers practical representation for New Jersey workers who have been injured on the job. If you or someone you love has suffered an electrical work injury, we can assist with your New Jersey workers’ compensation claim to help you get the financial support you need during the recovery process.
Some Jobs Pose Higher Risks of Electrical Injuries
Electricians and power line technicians are obviously at an elevated level of risk for injuries caused by exposure to electricity. Construction workers, groundskeepers, maintenance engineers and appliance installers are also at high risk for work-related accidents . Any career that involves the use of electrical equipment, however, could put workers at risk of electrical injury on the job. The injuries caused by exposure to electrical current can range from mild to severe and life-threatening.
Types of On-the-job Electrical Injuries
Electrical work accidents generally fall into four distinct categories, each of which can cause different types of injuries:
- Burns are the result of direct contact with electrical wires or with electrical current. Electrical burns are primarily caused by extreme temperature increases as electricity passes through the body. These burns can be far more serious than they appear at first. Seeking medical treatment right away is essential to protect your health.
- Electrical shock can disrupt the electrical signals that are normally transmitted between the brain and the rest of the body. This can result in muscle spasms, cardiac arrest or damage to the nervous system.
- Electrocution is often fatal and is the result of high-voltage electric current passing through the body. Workers who survive electrocution incidents may suffer from extensive damage to the nervous system and to soft tissues.
- Falls from elevated areas of the workplace are an often-overlooked type of accident that can be caused by contact with electrical current. These types of accidents are most often seen on construction sites or other areas with exposed wiring and the potential for falls from ladders or scaffolds.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an on-the-job electrical accident, contacting a qualified New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer is an important first step in obtaining the fair financial compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Practical Legal Representation From the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group
If you have been injured on the job, the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group can provide you with assertive representation to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today at 973-343-5736 to schedule a consultation with our team. We are here for you.
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