Miami is a thriving city that is constantly growing. The increase in construction work comes with the increased risk of accidents. In the event of an electricity related accident on a construction site, it would be in your best interest to hire an experienced accident attorney who can ensure that you are given the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries.
At the Mesa Law Firm, we believe that every innocent injury victim is entitled to their fair share of compensation no matter what the circumstances. Attorney Joseph A. "Tony" Mesa combines experience with creativity to facilitate positive outcomes for his clients. Injuries that result from accidents of this kind can lead to major life changes and losses. Medical expenses, loss of income and future doctor visits can add to the burden that comes with the physical and emotional pain of electrical injuries.
Having a personal injury attorney you can depend on to fight for your best interest will lighten your load tremendously.
If you or a loved one has suffered from electrical injuries, we encourage you to contact the Mesa Law Firm to hear how our attorney wants to be your advocate.
Any construction site undoubtedly comes with its fair share of electrical equipment and installation. The number of Americans electrocuted on construction sites is on a steady incline despite efforts to provide a safe work place for employees. Electrical injuries sustained on construction sites can lead to serious and even fatal conditions in some cases. It has been estimated that one-tenth of all job related fatalities and serious injuries are a result of electrical accidents and those numbers go up when the job involves installation or reparation of electronic materials.
Electric shock occurs when an electric current travels through the body as a result of exposed wire or direct contact with a strong power line. Serious injuries can occur depending on the length and strength of the contact, especially if the current reaches the heart. Serious burns, nerve damage and even fatal electrocution can be a result of electrical accidents. These serious injuries can be life altering if not life-ending and many incidents could be prevented by simple precautions.
The most common cause of serious electrical accidents usually involves the deadly combination of electricity and water. Even a little bit of water can cause the body to become a virtual conductor if it comes into contact with an electric current. What could simply be a small electric shock can end in serious injuries if the worker handles electrical equipment with wet or sweaty hands.
Electricity can also lead to serious burns if an employee comes into contact with equipment that has overheated or if a strong current is sent through the body. Most importantly, electrical accidents can lead to dangerous fires and explosions which come with a plethora of other injuries. If you are the victim of such an injury, you should immediately contact an attorney from our firm.
Construction employers are expected to implement precautions according to state regulations for work place conduct but failure of inspection and oversight leads many to accidents that could have otherwise been prevented.