Workers Compensation Electrocution Accident Injury Claims
Electrocution accidents on the job can occur from many different circumstances. Electric power lines can be contacted, or electric power tools or machinery can malfunction. Regardless of the cause, electrocution accidents on the job are very serious causing any number of serious medical conditions including:
• Electrical burns
• Organ or tissue damage
• Brain injuries
• Spinal cord injuries
• Nerve damage
• Neurological damage, which can develop over months or years
• Respiratory or cardiovascular injuries
• Heart failure or heart attack
• Wrongful death
Many workers also suffer serious injuries from an eventual fall after an electrocution. Workers are sometimes injured more severely from a fall after an electrocution than the actual electrocution.
Although many electrocution accidents occur from worker negligence, North Carolina workers’ compensation laws do not require a finding of fault.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for an Electrocution Injury
If you have to be out of work due to an electrocution injury, you may be eligible for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), Temporary Total Disability (TTD), or Temporary Partial Disability (TPD). However, if the electrocution injury has left you unable to work at all, you may be entitled to benefits for Permanent Total Disability (PTD) under North Carolina workers’ compensation law.
In North Carolina, workers’ compensation insurers are required to provide attendant care for those unable to care for themselves after a debilitating work-related accident. The workers’ compensation insurance company may not share this information or offer this care unless you demand it.
Help from a Raleigh Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered an electrocution injury at work, contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online. We will review your case and will aggressively fight for the benefits you deserve.
This article regarding electrocution accidents and workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC if you have been injured in an electrocution accident at work and need to file a workers’ compensation claim.