Jacob Adams of Anchor Point is currently being treated at Harborview Burn Center for burn injuries he sustained on the job. The 33-year-old Homer Electrical Association lineman was performing maintenance work on electrical equipment on Timmerman Court with two other linemen when he received a significant electrical shock. The two other linemen performed emergency medical care until the paramedics arrived. While he was conscious and alert, he was badly burned and was flown by a LifeMed fixed wing airplane to Seattle immediately.
HEA spokesperson Joe Gallagher said that the HEA linemen followed emergency protocol and that they were highly trained professional linemen. While there were unaware as to how the accident occurred, HEA has started an investigation into the incident and are working closely with Jacob’s family.
Electrical workers take a risk every time they work in the field. Electrical burns and electrocution injuries are very real and occur more frequently than many realize. The effects of an electrical burn can be damaging and depend largely on the path the electrical current takes through the body. High voltage electricity can severely burn tissue, damage organs, injure bones, and cause heart dysfunctions. Electrical injuries can also cause cataract formation, neurological damage, and kidney failure.
Injured electrical burn victims will need a Seattle worker’s compensation lawyer on their side to ensure that they receive the amount of compensation they need to fully recover. If the employer’s negligence led to the burn injury, then Seattle workers may be able to file a lawsuit against the company for further damages.
Even after horrific electrical burn accidents, many employers may try to deny worker’s compensation benefits or rush injured workers back too soon. They often entice workers back to the job, only to terminate their worker’s compensation benefits and reduce liability.
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If you have been injured on the job in Seattle, an experienced Seattle worker’s compensation attorney at Phillips Law Firm can help. If you are interested in learning more about your legal options, call us at 1-800-708-6000. Our Seattle worker’s compensation attorneys are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.
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