Contact with overhead power lines is the leading cause of electrical injuries and deaths in the construction industry. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys represent the victims — those who suffer disabling injuries and family members of a construction worker who died from electrocution.
To schedule a free consultation concerning your power line injury case, please call 215-929-7216 or email the firm. We have offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and New York.
Compensating The Victims
Regardless of who was at fault for the power line accident, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation may not be your only source of recovery.
While employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for injuries suffered on the job, there are exceptions. Here are a few examples:
- Your employer violated safety regulations and knowingly exposed you to danger.
- A third party (such as a property owner or power company) was responsible for accident.
- Your equipment failed to protect you.
Employers tend to blame power line accidents on the victim, saying the worker wasn’t paying attention. It often takes a lawyer’s help to determine the real cause. The employer may have exposed the worker to dangers of electrocution because it either didn’t understand the risk or was rushing to complete a job.
Direct contact with power lines is not required to sustain a serious shock injury. Conductive objects in close proximity to a power line can create an arc of current reaching a worker several feet away. Electrical shock can result in serious burn injuries that result in permanent tissue damage, scars and excruciating pain.
With more than 25 years of experience, our lawyers at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., are ready to do whatever is necessary to obtain the full compensation you deserve.