Is an injury I received from an electric l shock covered by workers’ comp?
Many people believe that those who endure an electric shock aren’t actually injured, but the reality is that some people do suffer serious injuries and even death as a result of an electrical shock accident in the workplace. In fact, the outcome of high-voltage electrical shocks could include burns, internal injuries, changes in vision, speech and hearing, and head and spinal injuries.
While user error could be the reason why an electric shock occurred, there are other causes of electrical shock injuries such as downed power lines, frayed electrical wires, and unsafe work environments. In any event, injuries that occur as a result of electric shock accidents on the job should be covered by workers’ compensation benefits. You don’t have to worry if you feel like you are at fault for the accident because workers’ compensation doesn’t require proving fault on the part of your employer.
To learn more about getting the most out of your workers’ compensation claim in Florida, contact a trusted attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 and receive a free consultation today.