Electrocution Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Attorneys Who Fight for Injured Workers in New Jersey
At every construction site, some jobs involve working with or around live electricity. It only takes one accident to leave someone seriously hurt. Injured workers deserve workers’ compensation benefits, but the process can be complicated. The experienced electrocution accident lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC fight to get them the benefits they deserve.
There can be many different possible sources of workplace electrocution on a construction site. Someone may be injured because of contact with:
- Exposed wiring
- Frayed cords
- Faulty transformers
- Defective power tools
- High voltage power lines
Direct contact with electrical current is dangerous. Victims can suffer burns on the head, heels or other parts of the body. Exposure to electricity can result in damaged muscles, muscle spasms, breathing problems and heart problems, cardiac arrest, neurological and nerve damage, organ damage and hearing loss. Workers who were on a ladder or scaffolding before the contact may fall and suffer broken bones or injuries to the head, neck, shoulder or back.
Electrocution is a risk for anyone working on a site where there is live electricity. This includes electricians, carpenters, painters, heavy equipment operators, welders, general laborers, technicians and utility workers. If you’ve been injured on a work site, it’s important to have experienced legal representation on your side.
Electrical Accident Attorneys Who Fight For The Rights Of The Injured
A construction accident can have a significant impact on the lives of workers and their families. They may need extended medical care and face months of follow-up visits with doctors and specialists. Their medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. Meanwhile, there is less income coming in while they can’t go back to the job.
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help. The cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment is supposed to be covered. Workers are supposed to receive partial wages while they are left unable to work. It sounds simple, but getting the benefits you deserve is not easy.
It’s important to remember that employers and insurance companies don’t have your best interests in mind. Employers want you back to work as soon as possible. Insurance companies try to minimize your claim so they can pay you less in benefits. They may challenge the extent of your injuries or question the need for certain treatment.
That’s why you need an experienced electrocution accident attorney to fight for your rights if you were electrocuted at work. Our firm has been helping injured workers for generations. We know how their lives can be impacted by a work injury. We fight to get our clients the benefits they deserve to help them through this difficult time.
Our legal team gets the facts about your electrocution accident. Our attorneys build strong cases to prove you deserve benefits. If your claim is denied, we present convincing arguments in front of workers’ compensation judges during the appeals process. Many times, we are able to settle your claim, but we are always ready to fight for your benefits in court.
The Experience You Need To Get The Results You Deserve
Our attorneys know the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize claims and how to fight back. For example, a doctor chosen by the insurance company may argue that you have reached maximum medical improvement and ready to return to work, even if you haven’t fully recovered. We can help you get a second opinion from a reputable doctor or specialist.
It can take time to fully resolve your claim, but we are determined to help you get all the benefits you should be receiving. We make sure you get the medical treatment you need to recover as much as possible. We also fight to make sure you get the wage benefits you need to get by.
If you were injured in an electrocution accident on a construction site, learn more about how an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.