The presence of electrical equipment at work poses the risk of occupational injuries and accidents, especially if workers do not have proper training as to how to manage such equipment or if the company is not careful about providing a safe workplace. Data from the Electrical Safety Foundation showed that it takes at least 13 work days for an injured worker to recover from the effects of an electrical injury, such as a shock or a burn.
Some of the most noted injuries caused by an electrical equipment include the following:
- Electrical burns, which occur when current comes into contact with the body, causing it to travel through the tissues and nerve endings
- Arc burns, which are obtained by being near the site of an electrical explosion
- Thermal contact burns, which a worker can sustain by touching or placing a body part on a surface that is hot, such as an overheated conduit.
Should you suffer from an electricla injury while doing your day-to-day duties in Champaign, don’t hesitate to ask for legal help from the attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., when it comes to filing for workers’ compensation benefits. You can reach us by calling 217-328-2828.