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Understanding the Tragic Number of Texas Workers Impacted by Electrical Injuries

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston personal injury attorneys know that electrical injuries represent a serious workplace health and safety issue. Unfortunately, even with training, safety efforts, and awareness, there has been little change in the non-fatal electrical injury incidence rate over the past decade, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Almost three in five injuries, or 56%, were caused by direct exposure to electricity. More than two in five, or 44% of the fatal injury victims worked in construction and extraction occupations. One-fifth, or 20%, worked in installation, maintenance, and repair occupations.

Because Texas is inextricably linked to many of these occupations, including construction, extraction, industrial, oilfield, and plant work, electrical injuries and fatal electrocutions are not uncommon in workplaces throughout the state.

Our Harris County personal injury lawyers know electrical injuries are often catastrophic when they are not fatal. This means injury victims may require long-term medical care and extended time away from work. When their injuries were caused in the workplace or by another party’s negligence, we are here to help hold the liable party accountable for our client’s injuries.

What Group Has the Highest Percentage of Electrocutions in The Workplace?

Construction, utility, and manufacturing jobs record the most electrical accidents per year.

In the construction industry specifically, about 9% of fatal injuries result from electrocution, as workers are exposed to multiple electrical hazards regularly.

Other occupations involved in electrical fatalities last year included:

  • Construction and Extraction Occupations: 44%
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations: 20%
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations: 13%
  • Transportations and Material Moving Occupations: 6%
  • Management Occupations: 5%
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 3%

If you have suffered an electrical injury or have lost a loved one to an electrocution that could have been prevented, we are here to listen to your story, so you can seek justice from the liable party.

Non-Fatal Electrical Injuries are Life-Changing. We Can Help.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Organization, there are four main types of electrical injuries.

They include:

  • Burns.
  • Electric shock injury.
  • Trauma to the brain.
  • Electrocution results in serious injury or death.

If you have suffered an electrical injury, you are going to need a significant amount of time to recover. Not only are you dealing with catastrophic injuries, but mounting medical bills combined with lost wages can be devastating to your financial health. You do not have to face these traumatic circumstances alone. We can help.

Contact Our Skilled Electrical Accident and Injury Attorneys in Houston, Texas Today

Contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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