Utility Worker Electrocutions
Have you experienced an electric shock injury on the job?
Each day you go to work with the expectation of earning a living in a safe working
environment. There are obvious risks involved with some lines of work, but with
proper training and protection from dangerous conditions, accidents can and should
be avoided. While electrocution accidents in the United States have steadily declined
in recent years, statistics show an alarming rise in electric shock accidents at
the workplace. If you or a loved one has been involved in an electrical accident
at work and has sustained serious injuries, legal recourse and financial damages
maybe available to you. Answers to your questions and a free consultation can be
obtained by contacting a St. Louis electrocution accident
Workers for telecommunications companies, cable companies, electric companies, and
rural electric cooperatives stand at greater risk than most for an electric shock.
Although the voltage carried through telephone lines and cable TV lines is generally
not a safety issue, an employee must face other conditions that could pose danger.
Proximity of telephone lines and cable lines to power utilities on poles, defective
transformers, cannibalized ground wires, missing neutrals, and underground wiring
can lead to shock and serious injury such as a burn or nervous system damage.
Proper maintenance and training should always be provided by an employer, and failure
to do so can also lead to injury.
In addition, underground excavators have a duty to call Missouri One Call before
they dig, but often excavators neglect to make the call. On other times, despite
making the call before excavating, the utility marking contractor does a poor job
in marking the underground facility. In such a case, an employee or member
of the public can come into contact with buried electric lines or gas lines, causing
serious injury. If this has happened to you, call the attorneys experienced
with utility accidents. Call The Medler Law Firm, LLC.
Electrocution Accident Lawyer in St. Louis
If you are an employee of a telecommunications company cable company, electric company,
or other utility company and have sustained an electric shock and injuries due to
negligence of another, you need to protect your legal rights. Injuries can
be very severe and require thousands of dollars in medical bills and ongoing treatments.
The attorneys at the Medler Law Firm, L.L.C. understand the trauma you have been
through. The firm's lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience in complex
litigation, and over 20 years in handling electrocutions and utility accidents.
You can put your trust in our firm to diligently seek the compensation you
Why delay in beginning your case for financial damages?
Contact a St. Louis Electrocution Accident Attorney for legal help today.