Every year, thousands of people suffer from work related injuries. Although not the leading cause of death on the job, electrical hazards account for more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year.
Between the years of 2003 and 2007, electric current was responsible for 1,213 work related fatalities. Another 13,150 were injured badly enough that they were unable to work.
Construction trades are at greatest risk for suffering from electrical injuries. This includes electricians, construction laborers, painters, roofers and carpenters. Also, installation, maintenance and repair professionals are at a higher risk.
May is National Electrical Safety Month and we want you to be aware of the safety tips to help your workplace stay protected.
Always take the time to properly train and equip all employees for the job.
Identify all electric shock and arc flash hazards.
Use the right tools for every job.
Before you touch any circuit or conductor, test it.
Only handle electrical equipment and conductors that are de-energized.
Wear proper protective clothing and equipment.
Use insulated tools in areas with potential electrical hazards.
In Kansas if you have suffered an electrical injury while on the job you can get your wage loss and medical bills paid to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. If you have suffered an electrical injury while on a customer job site you may have a claim against the customer of your employer. Many times people, who are aware of electrical hazards on their property, fail to disclose those hazards to workers.
Electrical injuries can often result in many complicating life time injuries including chronic fatigue from diffuse electrical injury. At Ray Hodge and Associates, LLC, We have experience handling on the job injuries and electrical injuries and can get you what you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. Call us today at 316-269-1414.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.