I suffered an electrocution at work in California. Is my employer legally responsible for my injuries?

08 Mar 2019

I suffered an electrocution at work in California. Is my employer legally responsible for my injuries?

I’m so sorry to hear about the electrocution. Electrocution involves serious injury or sometimes death because of an electrical shock to the body.

When an electrical current touches the human body, the current normally looks for a pathway through the body. It often finds an exit to either a grounded surface or another electrical pathway. The damage to the body depends on the voltage, the amount of time the current spends in the body, and the pathway chosen by the current. Electrocutions often cause burns, and can cause damage to the cardiovascular system, the central nervous system, and the musculoskeletal system.

Every year in the U.S. there are hundreds of electrocution deaths. Many of these occur due to electrical accidents in the workplace. There are several thousand more injuries because of electrical accidents. Many of these injuries are permanently disabling.

When a worker suffers injuries in an electrocution, those injuries could prevent him or her from returning to work. The worker may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation case against the employer and/or a third-party lawsuit against the other parties involved in the accident.

Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-651-8272 if you have been injured in an accident at work. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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