The electrical transmission and distribution grid in the U.S. is undergoing unprecedented expansion, repair and renovation. The overwhelming trend in the industry is for electric utility companies to outsource construction and renovation work to outside contractors who are low bidders for the work. Increasingly younger and less experienced linemen are working on distribution lines energized with 7,500 volts or more. The result is an increase in catastrophic injuries to the linemen.
An electrician or construction worker can suffer from the following electrical injuries:
- Electric shock
- Electrical burns
- Loss of muscle control
- Thermal burns
All of these injuries require immediate attention and can cause serious harm and even death to an individual. For more information on how to protect yourself from an electrical injury, go to the Health and Safety Executive website http://www.hse.gov.uk.
Specifications and Regulations for Electrical Safety
There are specifications and regulations on electrical safety that must be diligently followed. You should always use equipment that helps protect you from an electrical injury. All job sites should be inspected carefully to make sure that the company and its employees follow the proper guidelines and safety measures set forth by the company, local, state and federal guidelines. Sometimes international law may also apply to an electrical injury. Know the company policy and how to protect yourself from harm.
Case Profiles – Electrical Injuries and Accidents
Slack & Davis: Team of Skilled Electrical Accident and Injury Attorneys
Slack & Davis electrical injury attorneys have years of experience representing injured linemen and the families of linemen who have died from electrical injuries. We have the expertise and resources to investigate and successfully prosecute electrical injury claims against public utilities, their contractors and manufacturers of defective products. Slack & Davis accepts cases involving workplace electrocution or injured electrical linemen, including International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members and others, in Texas and throughout the U.S. Our clients come to us from all walks of life, and include people harmed by negligence as well as families who have lost a loved one in a tragedy. Our legal team treats all of our clients with professionalism, dignity and attention to detail.
Call on Our Electrical Injury and Accident Lawyers
If you know a lineman who has been injured, or the family of a lineman that has an electrical injury, contact us right away so we can help review your case.
In personal injury cases, our goal is to pursue top-dollar compensation that will fulfill our clients’ immediate and future needs. Slack & Davis electrical injury attorneys, led by Mike Davis and John Jose, work on a contingent-free basis in plaintiffs’ personal injury claims, offering advocacy to all. With over 20 years’ experience in personal injury litigation, we can help you get the maximum you deserve. If you suffered from a life-altering electrical injury, contact us immediately.
Slack & Davis has offices in Texas, and we provide national and international services for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation at 1.800.455.8686 or submit an inquiry.