An electrocution injury took the life of a California utility worker after he came in contact with live wires while he was working on a power line. Witness report that the man was working on a power outage when he apparently slipped and fell onto the power lines. Many times following a severe job site accident, workers’ compensation benefits are not enough to cover all of the damages sustained by an injured worker and their families. When an on the job accident is the fault of a party other than the employer, a construction accident lawyer can help workers recover additional compensation for their injuries.
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Report: Worker Fell and Became Entangled in Power Lines
Electrocution may have been the cause of death in an accident that claimed the life of an Edison utility worker in Paramount, California, according to an ongoing official investigation. The Los Angeles Times reports that the incident occurred while the man was working on live power lines in an attempt to correct a local outage. He was apparently climbing a power pole when, according to eyewitnesses, he slipped, fell and became entangled in the electrified power lines.
Authorities initially labeled electrocution as the sole cause of the worker’s death. However, they are now investigating whether a preexisting medical condition could have caused the accident or contributed to the man’s fatal injuries. Witness reports indicate that the man may have been having some kind of seizure at the time of his fall. Still, prolonged contact with the live power lines was also likely a factor in his tragic death, the website reported.
Workers’ Compensation May Not Be Enough
When an employee is injured in a job site accident, usually the employer will have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation covers medical expenses and provide some reimbursement for lost wages, but often this compensation is not enough to cover all of the losses experienced in a severe construction site accident.
When a party other than the employer is responsible for a job site accident, additional compensation can be recovered. Property owners, general contractors, and manufacturers of industrial equipment can all be held responsible to on the job and workplace accidents.
If a party other than your employer caused an electrical injury, an electrocution accident lawyer can help you recover compensation beyond your workers’ compensation.
How an Electrocution Injury Lawsuit Can Help
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
The families of those who have died as a result of negligence may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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