Utility workers are routinely exposed to challenging and potentially treacherous conditions. They must work with high-voltage electricity, operate in thunderstorms and other inclement weather, and conduct difficult repairs high off the ground. From electrocution to falls and failing equipment, utility and electrical workers face numerous job site hazards every day.
In fact, electrical and utility line work has ranked among the nation’s top 10 most dangerous professions for more than a decade now, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While on-the-job fatalities in this industry have fallen over the past 20 years, utility and electrical employees still suffer a 19.2 fatality rate for every 100,000 workers.
The electrical workers’ comp attorneys at Burg Simpson have worked with hundreds of utility workers who have been injured on the job and successfully helped them receive the compensation they deserve. Our services go beyond filing workers’ compensation claims – our lawyers are there through every strep of the way to make sure you understand the legal process and your rights while we help you get back on your feet. If you are an electrical or utility worker who has been hurt on the job, do not try to handle your claim alone. Call us today at (866) 649-8734 or fill out our FREE case evaluation form now.
Causes of Injuries that May Require a Workers’ Comp Lawyer
According to the BLS, the leading causes of injuries for utility and electrical workers are:
- Transportation incidents: Utility and electrical workers are at a higher risk for motor vehicle accidents than most other occupations.
- Violence: All too often, utility workers are assaulted by residents while simply trying to perform their jobs.
- Falls: A lot of the repair work these professionals perform is above the ground, which can lead to fatal or devastating falls. This is one area where the rate of incidence has sharply increased over the last decade.
- Struck by object/equipment: Like construction workers, utility repairmen work with heavy equipment every day, increasing the risk they will be injured.
- Exposure to harmful substances: Among the potentially harmful substances that utility workers can be exposed to, carbon monoxide is perhaps the most prevalent.
- Caught between equipment: Electrical workers are frequently at risk of being crushed by or between heavy objects and pieces of equipment.
- Electrical exposure: These workers are exposed to electricity all the time as part of their job, putting them at high risk of contact with a live current, which can lead to devastating injuries and burns.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for Utility and Electrical Workers
Burg Simpson’s experience with the workers’ compensation system is crucial to our ability to take our clients’ cases with confidence. Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers will fight to make sure your medical bills are covered and that you receive fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
We will work with you to:
- Secure fair compensation for your accident and the injuries you have suffered
- Obtain the necessary medical care and treatment
- Apply for additional Social Security benefits
- Get reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury
- Explore the possibility of filing a third-party claim and personal injury lawsuit
If you have been injured on the job, do not waste time wondering whether you should talk to an attorney. You should work with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer rather than trying to handle your claim on your own. Burg Simpson offers a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to injured utility and electrical workers. If you decide to work with us, we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we get paid only if we secure a settlement for you. Call us before time runs out at (866) 649-8734 or fill out our free case evaluation form.