Electricians have a demanding job that requires them to have special training
and skills to safely perform repairs and installations. Regardless of
the level of training an electrician has received, these workers are still
exposed to countless on-the-job hazards that can cause serious and even
fatal injuries. Just like workers in other occupations, electricians have
the right to file for
workers’ compensation if they sustain an injury at work.
According to the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the following are common
injury risks for electricians:
Electrical Shock: If an electrician is shocked due to coming in contact with a current,
they can suffer serious burns, heart damage, or death.
Hand Injuries: Non-fatal hand injuries caused by minor electric shocks often happen when
workers are using electrical wire or equipment. If the worker doesn’t
receive immediate medical attention, the injury might result in permanent damage.
Burn Injuries: Thermal burns from arc flashes and blasts, as well as electrical burns,
are common when working with high-amperage currents. Arc flashes can reach
temperatures as high as 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fall Injuries: Falls from ladders and scaffolding is a major injury risk for electricians,
especially when they have to work on wires at high locations.
Overexertion & Repetitive Stress Injuries: Muscle and bone damage can be caused by repetitive use of vibrating tools
or holding the same position for a long time.
Consult With a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
If you are an electrician who suffered a work-related injury, you need
to consult with our lawyers at the
Law Offices of Wax & Wax to get help filing your worker’s compensation claim. We are here
to answer all of your questions, and we will guide you through each aspect
of the legal process to ensure your rights are protected.
Call (818) 946-0608, or
contact our attorneys today to schedule your free case consultation.