Even if an abundance of caution is practiced, construction sites are prone to accidents, such as electrocution injuries, due to the many moving parts, tools, and heavy machinery. Such accidents can lead to long-term injuries, that vary between skin or nerve damage to seizures, heart attacks, paralysis, and most extreme, death. Follow along to learn the frequent causes of electrocution accidents and how a Tyler, TX construction accident attorney at J. Chad Parker, PLLC can help you receive the compensation you require to heal your injuries.
What are the common causes of electrocution accidents on construction sites?
The majority of people that get electrocution injuries on construction sites are workers. But because construction does not only occur commercially but in residential neighborhoods and public roads, residents, pedestrians, and other members of the public can get electrocution injuries as well. Most of these accidents are due to negligence or code violations on the sites. Common causes read as follows:
- Contact with overhead or buried power lines, or otherwise energized sources.
- Improper use or discarding of extension cords.
- Fallen power lines.
- Electrical overloads.
- Commerical equipment malfunctioning.
- Exposed wires.
- Electrical outlets are placed in unsafe locations.
- Shorts in electrical appliances from manufacturing defects.
- Faulty wiring in locations like hot tubs or pools.
If you have sustained injuries in any of the preceding ways, reach out to one of our skilled Santa Clara County personal injury attorneys to discuss how you should proceed.
What should I do if I received an electrocution injury on a construction site?
If you received an electrocution injury on a construction site, you will likely be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance can cover your past and future lost wages and your medical expenses. It is important to inform your employer and current supervisor that you were injured within 30 days of the accident and that you file your claim within Texas’ statute of limitations of one year from the date of your accident.
If a third party caused you to be injured, or if you were just a passerby of the construction site, you may file a standard personal injury claim against the responsible party. The statute of limitations in Texas for this claim is generally two years from the date of your accident.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.