Chicago Electrical Accident Attorney
Each year, many Chicago employees sustain injuries due to electrical components. If you suffer an electrical accident while on the job, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries through a workers’ compensation claim. In these situations, trust the Chicago work injury lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing injured Chicago workers in their insurance claims and lawsuits. Contact us today by calling (312) 586-1700.
Why Choose Us
- Our lawyers are dedicated to securing the maximum possible compensation for our clients. We have recovered over $400 million in settlements and jury verdicts.
- We understand how painful an electrical accident injury can be. Our firm will handle all aspects of your claim on your behalf, allowing you to focus on recovery.
- If you are unsure which avenue is right for your claim, our lawyers can help. We will aggressively pursue every available angle to achieve the best possible outcome.
Types of Electrical Accident Injuries
If you come into contact with a live circuit or wire while on the job, you can sustain serious injuries that require long-term care. Some of the most common electrical injuries include the following.
- Electrical burns: These injuries are the most common after an electrical accident, leading to limb, tissue, and organ damage. These injuries occur due to the heat you may encounter when electricity flows through the body.
- Internal injuries: Electricity moving through the body can lead to tissue damage, trigger cardiac arrest, or cause permanent nerve and muscle damage.
- Scarring: Electrical burns can lead to permanent scarring at the point of contact, which may require reconstructive surgery or lead to permanent disfigurement.
- Psychological trauma: Not all electrical injuries are physical. You may develop depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other forms of psychological trauma due to the electrical accident.
Workers’ Compensation for Electrical Accident Victims
Electrical accidents can result in serious injuries, lost wages, and a permanent loss of function. However, if you sustained these injuries while on the job, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. You can recover benefits for medical expenses, disability, and even transportation to and from your medical appointments.
To secure this compensation, however, you will need to prove that you sustained these injuries at work, the accident was not self-inflicted, and that the accident did not occur while you were violating company policy or committing a crime. You will need to take the following steps to file your claim.
- First, you will need to notify your employer of the injury. Employers must receive written notice within 45 days of the accident.
- Next, you will need to seek medical attention from an authorized provider and save all records related to your treatment.
- Within 30 days of the notification, your employer will file a workers’ compensation claim with his or her insurer.
- The insurer will review your case and determine whether you are eligible for compensation.
While this process may seem straightforward, you will need to supply evidence, file paperwork, and possibly engage in mediation with your employer. In these situations, you need someone who can advocate for your best interests—and an attorney from Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can handle these processes on your behalf.
Contact a Chicago Electrical Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of a Chicago electrical accident, the Chicago electrical accident lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. We have represented hundreds of Chicago residents in their workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits, and we will pursue every possible angle to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.