Denver Electrical Injury Accident Lawyer
Electrical injuries are a leading cause of workplace fatalities in construction. Electrocution can result in serious injuries or death. If you’ve been hurt due to an electrocution, our Denver electrical injury accident lawyer can help. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free case review of your electrocution accident injuries case.
Electrocution can occur in a Colorado workplace due to negligence, lack of adequately trained workers, defective equipment, and worn wiring and equipment. A workplace electrocution can lead to serious financial complications for your family. Our experienced Denver electrocution accident lawyers investigate the causes of workplace injuries and help our clients get maximum compensation. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys to get the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?
At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our Denver personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.
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Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss electrical injury accident claims and how our law office can help you recover for your losses.
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Why you need an attorney for your electrocution injury case
If your electrical injuries resulted from a workplace accident, you most likely can obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the cause of electrocution, you may have third party liability claims against other parties, such as a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer in the case of a defective product.
After serious electrocution injuries, you need an experienced Denver electrical injury attorney to help you pursue the compensation you deserve under Colorado law. Whether that is workers’ compensation or a third party personal injury claim, we will investigate your case to make sure we pursue the best path to compensate you for your injuries. Your damages resulting from electrocution may include hospital treatment, prolonged recovery, multiple surgeries, lost earnings, physical impairment and lost earning capacity. Damages are often high in electrocution cases and insurance carriers unlikely pay without a fight.
Our Denver electrocution injury lawyers will help you pursue claims from investigation to negotiation and file a lawsuit if appropriate for your case. Our lawyers will fight aggressively for the maximum compensation you are entitled to under Colorado law.
Electrical injury statistics
According to OSHA statistics, electrocutions are the third leading cause of death in the construction industry. Out of nearly 1000 construction worker fatalities, electrocutions accounted for almost 100 deaths. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) maintains statistics of electrical injuries and fatalities in the workplace, including:
- 154 workers die annually of electrical injuries
- More than half of electrical fatalities occur in the construction industry
- 3% of all fatalities result from electrocution
- Young workers are three times more likely to die of electrical injuries versus more experienced workers
- 98% of fatal electrocutions occur in the private sector
- Over 1600 nonfatal electrical injuries requiring missed work time occur annually
- Annually 270 electrical burn injuries and 150 electric shock injuries occur in the construction industry
Causes of electrical injuries and electrocution
Electrical injuries and electrocution can occur due to many causes in and around workplaces. Common causes include:
- Poor safety training
- Use of metal-reinforced hydraulic hoses
- Substandard or defective safety equipment
- Failure to comply with OSHA safety standards
- Inadequate ground fault protection
- Faulty or non-insulated wiring
- Improper wire installation
- Live electricity during maintenance
- Defective tools and equipment
- Crane contract with power lines
- Using metal ladders and tools near live electricity
Workplace electrical injury accidents can occur in virtually any workplace. Although more common in construction and electrical contracting work, workers can suffer electrocutions in offices, restaurants, retail stores and virtually any other job location.
Electrical accident injures
Exposure to electricity can cause injuries ranging from small burns to massive internal damage. Severe electrical shocks can cause serious and even fatal damage. Electrocution injuries include:
- Electrical burns
- Loss of consciousness
- Brain damage
- Heart failure
- Muscle spasms
- Internal organ damage
Electrocutions can result in secondary injuries from falling, collapsing, or pulling down objects on to you. Those actions can result in fractured bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other serious harm.
Contact our Denver electrical accident injury attorneys
At Front Range Injury Attorneys, we built our practice on providing injured people the best help possible getting treatment and compensation for their injuries. Our Denver electrical injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis which means you only pay attorney’s fees when we recover compensation for you. If you suffered electrical injuries or electrocution, call our law office today for a free consultation.