Avoid Electrical Hazards

Reading Workers’ Compensation Lawyers provide insight to help avoid electrical hazards and weigh in on workplace electrical injuries. Overhead powerlines can be a constant danger to employees who work around them on a daily basis. In fact though, electrical fatalities are most common in occupations where employees receive little to no electrical safety training. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 130 fatal electrical injuries occurred in 2017. However, nonfatal electrical injuries rose 35 percent from the previous year. If you were injured in a workplace accident involving an electric shock, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Common Injuries Caused by Electrical Shocks

Injuries caused by electrical shocks include:

  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Muscle paralysis
  • Skin lacerations
  • Heart problems

Occupations With the Most Electricity-Related Fatalities

The occupations with the most electrically related fatalities include:

  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning technicians
  • Roofers
  • Plumbers
  • Truck drivers

More than half of electrical fatalities occurred in the construction industry between 2003 and 2017.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing education and awareness to the importance of electrical safety at home and in the workplace. The organization also offers tips to employees about how to stay safe on the job. Some of these tips include:

  • Ensuring that all electrical equipment and machines are in proper working order before using them.
  • Getting the necessary training needed to operate machinery before getting to work.
  • Knowing where powerlines are at all times. You should keep all equipment at least 10 feet away from powerlines when working.
  • Carrying all ladders horizontally so that they do not touch overhead powerlines.

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) collects information on fatal workplace accidents. According to CFOI, contact with electrical currents is the sixth most common cause of workplace fatality.

Workers’ Compensation for Electrical Injuries

In most states, when an employee sustains an electrical injury, or dies from electrocution, workers’ compensation will apply to the employee or their family. Workers’ compensation covers medical costs and lost wages. It also pays death benefits to families of employees who have died due to a work-related injury.

Reading Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Represent Workers Who Have Suffered an Electrical Injury on the Job

Work-related accidents can lead to serious injuries and even death. If you or someone you know sustained a work-related injury, you have options. Contact a Reading workers’ compensation lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Our experienced lawyers will fight to recover compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 888-PITT-LAW today.

We proudly represent injured workers in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and throughout Pennsylvania, including those in the communities of Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala CynwydBensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.

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