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Anytime a person comes into contact with electrical wires and power lines, there is a risk of electrocution. Electrocution is an electric shock that occurs when the human body comes in contact with a source of electricity. This sends an electric shock through the body, and the higher the voltage, the more damaging the shock can be to the body.

An electrocution accident is often very serious, causing permanent injuries and possibly even death. These accidents can occur in any situation where electric current is present, although electricians, construction workers, and power line workers face the highest risk of electrocution. Workers who suffer on-the-job injuries, including ones caused by electrocution, are entitled to compensation under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

Property owners and employers are legally responsible for ensuring that visitors and employees are safe from electric shock hazards. Therefore, if you were electrocuted due to someone else’s negligence, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation for your injuries. Understanding the requirements and benefits associated with each type of claim can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. See how an electrocution accident lawyer from Clark Frost Zucchi can assist you with your case by contacting our office today.

How Electrical Shock Affects the Body

Electrical shock can affect the body in many ways. It can cause burns to the skin and internal tissues, as well as damage to the heart. The heart may beat erratically or even stop. A person can suffer ventricular fibrillation, which is an abnormal contraction of the heart muscles. Electrocution can also cause damage to the nervous system, as well as cognitive issues such as memory problems. 

Medical treatment is necessary after an electrocution, no matter how minor it may seem. Even if someone who has had an electric shock appears unharmed, they should still receive medical attention since some injuries may not be initially apparent. They may have internal injuries that could get worse without treatment.

Injured Workers Are Entitled to Compensation

By filing a successful workers’ compensation claim, an injured employee may be able to receive several types of benefits, including:

  • Payment for medical expenses, including transportation to and from appointments
  • Temporary disability payments if you cannot work for a certain period of time or cannot work at full capacity
  • Permanent disability payments if you are no longer able to work
  • Death benefits if a loved one is killed by an electric shock accident

In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to provide sufficient evidence that your injury occurred at work, as well as documentation of the injuries you suffered and the cost of current and future medical care. A skilled attorney with experience handling workers’ compensation claims can help guide you through the claim process and, if necessary, assist you in appealing a claim that is denied or a settlement offer that is too low.

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Electrocutions are serious accidents, and claims involving them often require legal intervention since the injuries tend to be severe in nature. You deserve compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. The team at Clark Frost Zucchi can help. We serve clients throughout Northern Illinois. Call our office today or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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