When you are injured on a construction site, every day that you are not able to work can add to your stress. You should consult with an attorney, who can help determine your best course of action in order to recover compensation for your accident.
As a construction worker, you are most likely aware of the dangers that exist on most jobsites. Construction is a dangerous field, and even minor errors can have very serious consequences. You could suffer permanent injuries, or could be killed, as a result of a minor error at a construction site.
One of the most prevalent dangers on any construction site is the risk of electrocution. Electrocution occurs when a person is exposed to a high voltage power source. Construction workers can be electrocuted when doing excavation or while digging trenches, if power lines are not properly marked.
Electrocution victims can suffer from burns, heart damage, damage to the brain and nervous system, and bones and muscle damage. Others may die during the electrocution. Several hundred people die in the U.S. from electrocution. Many of those deaths occur in the workplace. Many more people are injured, some of them permanently. For survivors, the injuries can prevent them from returning to work.
If you have been injured by an electrocution in the Houston area, call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on YouTube to learn more.